Saving your local files to Google
To ensure you have backups of your files you must save local files to Google Drive (All files made locally and saved to the Desktop, Documents folders are not backed up).
Launch Google Drive File Stream and Log in:
1) Click the Windows Icon (bottom left corner of the screen).
2) Find Drive file Stream and launch it ( you can browse for it or start typing “Drive File Stream and it will popup).
3) Log in using your full email address
4) Start saving your documents to the G: drive listed in File Explorer.
Set Office applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to save directly to Google My Drive: (the example is for Word but do the same for all 3)
- Open a new blank or existing Word document
- Click File, then Options
- Select Save on the left side of the Word Options screen
- Change the “Default local file location” by selecting Browse… at the right side of the Default local file location in the middle of the page. (Do not change AutoRecover file location). Find G: drive and click into “My Drive” The select OK.
PC's will no longer be redirecting your Desktop and Documents folder to our server for backup. You will no longer save to the Desktop or Documents folder but directly to Google Drive.
We will be using Google Drive file stream which will make a G: drive letter on the PC. You will save Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDFs directly to Drive
What is a Google Drive file stream?
File Stream is a Google application that lets you stream My Drive files directly to and from the cloud.
Having your files in Google Drive will also allow you access to all your files from any computer.