Uploading a File to Google Drive


By the way


  1. Sign into your campus email account.
  2. In the upper right of the screen, you will see a little 9-dot tic-tac-toe pattern (sometimes called a "waffle"). Click that.
  3. Scroll down and choose Drive. (It has a triangle icon.)

I strongly suggest that you set up a file folder for each course you are taking and name them things like "English 100." You want the paper-finding process to be as quick and painless as possible. Here's how:

  1. After you are in Google Drive, click the + New box in the upper left.
  2. Choose Folder.
  3. A white box will open and the name Untitled Folder will be highlighted.
  4. Type a name for the new folder and click the blue word Create.

You can make as many of these as you like, and you can make folders within other folders—just get into the "parent" folder when you are creating the "daughter."

  1. Double-click the folder where you want to load the file.
  2. Click the + New box in the upper left.
  3. Choose File upload.
  4. A new window will open, showing you the files on your computer. Navigate to the file you want to move and click it.
  5. Click the Upload box in the lower right corner, and the uploading process should begin.

Downloading a file

  1. Open Google Drive and find your file.
  2. Right-click the name and choose "Download" from the menu.
  3. (Your computer may ask permission to download. It's trying to protect you from harmful files. Yes, it's OK to download things from Google Drive.)
  4. The file should land in your "Downloads" folder.

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Revised 11/20/21 • Page author: Curtis Allen • e-mail: callen@ashland.edu.