How to Upload Large Files to Google Drive

Have trouble with uploading large files on Google Drive? This is the right article you landed to check how to upload large files on Google Drive.

Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. It was launched in April 2012 and has since become one of the most popular cloud storage platforms available.

Google Drive allows users to store and access their files and documents from various devices with an internet connection. I had problems uploading videos and huge files to Google Drive, but after three attempts, I achieved it. Let’s get started.

Upload Large Files to Google Drive Website

Follow the below points to upload the large files to the Google Drive website without complication.

  • Go to the Google Drive website and sign into your account.
  • Right-click on My Drive and choose File upload to upload large files to the Google Drive Website.
Upload Large File in Google Drive
  • Choose any large files available on your PC, to add in to the Google Drive Website.
Upload Large Files in Google Drive Web
  • Once you add it, the file will be uploaded to the Google Drive website.
File Upload in Google Drive

This is how we have to upload large files to the Google Drive Website.

Upload Large File in Google Drive Desktop

Below are the points to upload Large files in the Google Drive desktop application. Make sure you have installed Google Drive on the desktop.

  • Once Google Drive is installed we can directly drag and drop the files in Google Drive or we can copy, and paste the files into Google Drive.
Google Drive in Desktop
  • Here I am copying the particular file by right-clicking -> Copy.
File in the Google Drive Desktop
  • Paste the file by ctrl+v or right-click paste on the Google Drive desktop.
Large File upload in Google Drive desktop
  • Now the large file will be available in the Google Drive desktop application.

This is how we have to upload the file in the Google Drive desktop application.

Upload Video in Google Drive

Now we will see how to Upload videos on the Google Drive website and Desktop.

  • Click File Upload from My Drive to upload the video to the Google Drive website.
Video Upload in Google Drive
  • Here the video will be uploaded to the Google Drive Website.
Video Upload in Google Drive website
  • Similar to the Google Drive Website, we can use for Google Drive desktop to upload videos.
  • Copy the particular video, right-click on that click Copy, and paste it into the Google Drive desktop application.
Share Video in Google Drive desktop
  • Once click the paste option in Google Drive, the particular video will be available on the desktop Google Drive.
Video share in Google Drive desktop

This is how we have to share videos on the Google Drive website and desktop.

Upload Files or Videos on Mobile

Sharing files or videos in Google Drive for mobile is an easy and few-step process.

  • Open Drive in the Mobile application.
File share in Mobile Google Drive
  • Click the + icon to upload the files or videos in the Google Drive mobile application.
Video or File share in Mobile Google Drive
  • Click the Upload option to share the files in Google Drive.
File share in Google Drive Mobile application
  • Choose the appropriate video or files to upload. Once you click, the particular files or videos will be uploaded to the Mobile application.
  • This is the standard method to share videos or files in Google Drive from a mobile device.

Conclusion

From this, you have learned how to upload a file, or video in Google Drive from the desktop, website as well or mobile application. You can choose either on the web version or else choose the app version. Both are equally easy and simple methods. You may face errors if the network is slow or there is no network it will be a smooth process.

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions related to Google Drive uploading large files.
1. What is the largest file size you can upload to Google Drive?
You can easily upload large files on Google Drive since Gmail does not allow more than 25MB attachments. Similarly, while we learned about how you can upload large files via different methods, you can only upload up to 10GB of a single file on Google Drive.
2. Does Google Drive compress video?
The answer is No. If you have uploaded a massive video file of the best quality on Google drive, the original resolution remains as it is and nothing gets affected at all. Once you download that video on another system, the video still remains of the same quality as you have uploaded on the drive.


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