Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage you could use to manage your files and databases. Be it a single document, files, folders, databases, images, videos, or other media files; you can save them all on your Google Drive.
The benefit of Google Drive is that you’re not restricted to one particular system or device and can access your files and data at any time from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
However, what if your Google Drive starts acting up and you lose the data stored on it? What if you need to access a file urgently, but you don’t have an internet connection?
Any situation warrants for you to have a proper backup of your data, and when it comes to Google Drive, it’s best that you keep every file on your device as well. However, creating an offline copy of every single file, and that too every time you make an edit online, would be a hectic, monotonous, and time-consuming task.
Considering all of this, Google has come up with an option to make things easier for its users. Google has introduced a desktop application for Google Drive that helps you manage all your data on Google Drive in an offline environment on your device as well.
The question is, how do you do it? How do you sync Google Drive with your PC? Well, you’ll find some answers here in this article that covers a tutorial on How to Sync Google Drive with Windows 10. Let’s get to it!
How to Sync Google Drive with Windows 10
Google has never failed to make things easier for its users. It came with desktop applications for Google Drive for your Windows 10 PCs. This is what you need to sync Google Drive with Windows 10.
That said, there’s a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedure to complete the sync and make your data management on Google Drive as well as your device easier. So, without any further ado, let’s move to the tutorial and understand how to sync Google Drive with Windows 10.
Step 1: Install the Application to your Windows 10 PC
That’s sheer common sense, of course! If you want to use an application on your PC, you need to have it installed on your device.
You can find the Google Drive for Desktop application easily on your web browser. The application is available for both Mac and Windows. So, make sure that you’re downloading the right version for your Windows 10 PC.
Step 2: Logging In to the Application
This isn’t a mandatory step, especially if you were already logged in to your Google Account.
In case you were not logged in, enter your username and password and log in to Google Drive for Desktop application from the Task Bar.
Step 3: Understanding the Application
Once you log in, the application takes you to a welcome page. This page shows you all the details about everything that you can do with the Application. Read everything carefully and then click on the “Open Google Drive Folder” button at the bottom of the screen.
Here you will be taken to a Folder named Google Drive where you will find the shortcut to all the files and folders you have created on your Drive.
Step 4: Performing the Sync
Now, since all your Google Drive files are auto-synced to your system. You can still choose to perform other functions as well. Let us see what all we can do.
- Tap on the Google Drive Icon on the notification bar on your desktop.
- Now, select the Settings icon and click on Preferences.
- On the screen, select the Google Drive option.
- Under My Drive syncing options, select Mirror files.
A new confirmation window will pop up on your screen to confirm the sync folder on your PC. If you wish to change, tap on the Change Folder Location option and click on Confirm location.
Now, you will be asked to Restart your PC to save the changes. From here on, all your Google Drive files will be available on your PC as well even if you are offline.
Furthermore, you can do vice versa as well and save all your system files on Google Drive by simply choosing the My Laptop option on the main menu.
That’s all. You’re all done!
Related Google Drive tutorials:
- How to Enable Offline Editing in Google Drive
- Restore Backup From Google Drive
- How to Encrypt a Document on Google Drive
- Move Photos from Google Photos to Google Drive
- How to Share Videos on Google Drive
So, it’s sleek and easy to sync your Google Drive with Windows 10. All you need is the application and a few checks and clicks.
With this sync, you’ll never have to worry about losing your data or making the same edits in different files. Since everything is synced, the edit you’ll make in one file will automatically reflect in all others. That saves you a lot of time and effort.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to sync Google Drive with Windows 10, and you’ve seamlessly performed the sync without any issues or difficulties.
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