Google Drive – Getting Started

Here’s a quick overview of how to

  • Find Google Drive
  • Create stuff
  • Deal with shared items

 

1. Getting into Google Drive

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Getting into Google Drive


Once you’re logged into Google somewhere (e.g. Gmail) you’ll see the 9-square icon up the top right.

Click on that to bring down the list of other Google Apps

Select Drive

Alternatively you can visit https://drive.google.com to go directly to Google Drive

 

 

 

 

 

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The New men

2. Creating new items

Once you’re in drive you’ll see the big red New button – click on that.

From there you can create folders, documents and spreadsheets (and a range of other apps you can add to Google Drive later).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3. Finding Shared Items

One reason you might be getting into Google Drive is to retrieve a document or folder someone has already shared with you.

You can find these under the “Incoming” folder – but it’s best to move these under “My Drive” so you can put them alongside your own

material.

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The Incoming folder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the Incoming folder and you’ll see a list of items that have been shared with you.

 

To add one of these to My Drive simply right-click the file or folder you want, and select “Add to My Drive”.

Click OK or select a folder you’d like to move it into.

 

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On October 17, 2014, posted in: Blog, How To by