As we reported a while back, Google has finally launched the much-awaited and speculated Google Drive, the cloud-based file storage service. The service offers 5GB for storage space and client application is available for Windows, Mac, and Android.
The popular Google Docs service is built right into Google Docs. That is, you can work with others on the same document, spreadsheet, or presentation in real-time and access your files from anywhere.
Installing and setting the client on a Windows machine is relatively simple. Simply follow the given below instructions to download, install, and set up Google Drive on your PC.
Step 1: Visit this page to download the web installer and then run the setup to download and install the program.
Step 2: Once the installation is complete, you will see Sign in to Google Drive dialog where you need to enter your Google credentials to log in.
Step 3: Just like SkyDrive’s setup, Google Drive’s setup also creates a special folded in C:\Users\UserName directory. To select another location, click Advanced setup during installation, click on the Change button next to Folder location, and then browse to the location where you wish to save the folder.
Step 4: Finally, click Start sync button to begin using Google Drive on your computer. Google Drive automatically starts with Windows. When the application is running, you will see a small icon in the system tray and a folder icon in Windows Explorer Favorites area. Simply drag-and-drop a file to Google Drive folder to sync the file.
Right-click on Google Drive’s icon in the system tray 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. Options to disconnect account and change default sync options are available under preferences.