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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Setting up Google Drive on your Mac

Google Drive is a great backup solution and we highly recommend using it. It has the ability to sync files between your computer cloud and makes it incredibly hand to prevent data loss. Here’s how to go about setting it up:

Step 1.) In a web browser go to “https://www.google.com/drive/download/” and download the version of the app made for your computer.

Step 2.) After downloading drag the Google Drive app to your Applications folder and authenticate if necessary.

Step 3.) Launch the Google Drive app from your Applications folder.

Step 4.) Now click “Get Started” and login using your bonnyeagle.org Google Account (by using this account you are given an unlimited amount of storage at no cost.

Step 5.) At this point you will click through the next 5 screens and click “Done” on the last one.

Your Google Drive app will now sync any files you have stored down to your computer so you can access them easily. This process should have created a folder called Google Drive inside your user’s home folder.

To add documents to your Google Drive you can simply drag them or save them to that folder and they will sync with the cloud. If you have any other questions regarding using the Google Drive app on your Mac please speak to the tech coach in your building.