SMCM faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to save all of their files to Google Drive.
This is especially important for SMCM employees who are up for computer lifecycle- the benefits of uploading your computer files to Google Drive include:
Click the New button in your Google Drive. A drop-down menu displays.
To upload a single file from your computer, select the New button and then select Upload files.
Once you select Upload files, a browser window will open. Locate the file you want to upload to Google Drive and select Open.
Locate the file you want to upload to Google Drive and select Open.
A status bar will open at the bottom right hand side of your window, showing you the progress of your upload. When the upload is complete, the file will appear in your Google Drive.
If you have many files to upload to Google Drive at once, you can import an entire folder as easily as importing a single file. Just like individual files, you can import folders by the drag and drop method or by importing them through Google Drive directly. However, importing folders is not supported if you are using Firefox as your browser.
Click the New button in your Google Drive. You will be prompted to select whether you are uploading a file or a folder.
To upload a folder, select Folder upload.
Select Folder upload. A browser window will appear showing the folders on your hard drive. Select the folder you wish to upload.
Click on the folder you want to download. Click Select Folder. A status window appears in the lower right corner.
The status window indicates when the folder upload is complete. When the upload is complete, the folder will appear in your Google Drive.
Automatically sync Google Drive files on your computer with your Google Drive files on the web using "Google Drive for your Mac/PC." You can do things like:
Any changes you make locally in your Google Drive folder will sync to your "My Drive" on the web. That means if you share, move, edit, or move files to trash, your changes will also show in My Drive the next time your computer syncs.
To download and install Google Drive on your Mac, click Download Drive and follow the steps below.
After Google Drive is done syncing, you can find your files in "My Drive" on drive.google.com.
To install Google Drive on your PC, click Download Drive and follow the steps below.
To start syncing, move or copy your files from your computer into the Google Drive folder.
After Google Drive is done syncing, you can find your files in "My Drive" on https://drive.google.com.