Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

Few days ago I have written an article and have informed you about the Google’s new cloud storage service “Google Drive” , which is actually more than just a storage space provider. With Google Drive you can share documents, media, and other files, easily sharing them with your friends for viewing and collaboration. The Google Drive is currently available on Windows , Apple Macintosh, and on Android phones and Today we will provide Complete Installation Guide for the windows version in details.

 

Google Drive is everywhere you are – on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. Google Drive lets you do more than just store your files. Share files with exactly who you want and edit them together, from any device. Google Drive gives you instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together better – even when your teammates are miles away. If you want to know more about the features of Google Drive then follow my previous article “Google Drive – Get 5gb Free Online Storage Space” .

 

Now we will see in details, how to setup Google Drive in your Windows computer and take benefit of those 5gb free online storage.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

First go to your Google Account ( Or your Gmail Account ) using your web browser and login with your credentials. Now go to your Google Drive page and you will see a page like the above screenshot where the basic features of Google drive will be shown to you. On that Page you will see a Blue button or link saying “Install Google Drive for PC”, just click on that link to download the Google Drive for your windows computer. In this step, a small online installer will be downloaded to your computer.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

Now double click on the downloaded installer file to install Google Drive on your computer. Make sure that you are still connected to internet because this small online installer will now download the actual installer file ( about 11mb ) and install Google Drive to your computer automatically. 

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

Now when the Google Drive will be launched from your computer, you will see a login screen similar to your Google Login page where you have to enter your “Email” and “Password” and login to your account.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

In the next couple of screen it will show you some of the basic functionality of Google Drive to you, which you can simply skip by clicking the “Next” button. But when you will see a screen like the above screenshot then you have to stop for a while because there you will be able to change the settings for your Google Drive.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

Just click on the “Advanced Setup” button in the previous page and you will see a screen like the above screenshot. Basically it is the settings page for your Google Drive software which can also be accessed after the installation but it is a good idea to Change the settings according to your requirement, during the installation. When you are satisfied with your settings, then just click on the “Start Sync” button to initialize the synchronization process.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

When the application is running, the Google drive icon will be shown in your system tray and you can recognize it by looking at the Triangular Google Drive icon. You can Right-click on that icon to quickly open Google Drive folder, pause or resume sync, visit your Google Drive on the web, view items shared, buy more storage space, view used storage space, and change preferences.

 

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide

 

If you click on the Preference option then the settings window will be shown to you which is basically the same settings page which was shown to you during the installation but this time you will see a Options to disconnect your account from the Google Drive software.

 

Basically the installation procedure is very simple and straight forward and by following this article you can easily use the software. I have tried to cover almost all the steps but if you are still facing any problems then leave a comment below and I will try to solve it for you.

Google Drive For Windows, Complete Installation Guide
Nirab Sarma Monday, April 30, 2012
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