Beginner's Guide to Google Drive for Windows - Backup and Sync Tutorial

Google Drive Windows – Beginner's Guide to Google Drive for Windows – Backup and Sync Tutorial


Beginner's Guide to Google Drive for Windows – Backup and Sync Tutorial

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Learn how to use Google Drive to backup and sync your files, create files online in the cloud, and easily share and collaborate with others. This tutorial showcases the switch that Google made in May, 2018 to Backup and Sync. ***Consider supporting Technology for Teachers and Students on Patreon***:

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Beginner's Guide to Google Drive for Windows – Backup and Sync Tutorial

45 thoughts on “Google Drive Windows – Beginner's Guide to Google Drive for Windows – Backup and Sync Tutorial

  1. Thanks, I'll try it. It's a quite curious, though, in the other comments and replies, that the icon is sometimes "next to the volume control" and "sometimes on the start bar."

  2. The problem that have though that it does not seem like a backup but more so just like a sync. When I delete the file from my computer the file will not remain on google drive cloud. I wish to backup and not just access from different devices. Would I need to manually do this?

  3. Thanks for the video. Question: I have Google Drive installed on my Mac, and a "Drive" folder on the Finder sidebar. Opening that folder shows a very different view of files / folders on G Drive than what I see when logging in directly to the cloud. Is there a way to sync the views? Thanks…

  4. Hi, i have followed your tutorial; step by step but where does it show you how to BACK UP my GOOGLE DRIVE please. got it to sync but how do i back it up as i want to remove files from my google drive that are clogging it up but they are files i still need to keep . please help . thanks Tania

  5. I can't get past step at 11:00 minutes. I can sign in, see my googleee drive, but can't see a way to move to step two. Since I'm using a student account, I'll try the other garbage google's incompetent developers made. For a company that's worth a Trillion dollars, these apps are pure garbage.

  6. How do you open back up and sync once installed? After initial setup it will not open again. Just get a thinking cursor when I click on it. Cursor goes away after a few seconds. I went to google drive and it made a m y computer tab and put the folders but the folders are empty. This sucks.

  7. Google Backup and Sync is so fuck*** slow. I use FileZillaPro for uploading my 12TB 😀 Uploads with full available speed.
    Btw You can get lifetime unlimited storage in a shared drive, for only 50€ (one time payment) 😀

  8. well um google drive sync is well slow when you don't have a good connection compared to how much data you want to sync between them. So now i am stuck waiting for my 2GB ~ 3GB of data to sync on my google drive so i can use it from the cloud instead of locally. It is good for small scale cloud backup. 15GB isn't that much but it is enough to backup documents you do not want to lose like your word files and pictures. Now videos really you might be able to get a few on it before you hit the maximum before you have to pay same thing with games.

    Right now just mad at how slow it is going and unsure if it is me or google that the connection is slow because of.

  9. Great video, thanks ! I just wanted to say that it seems a backup from 1 PC can't be synched with 'back up and sync' on another pc if it is not in the 'my drive' folder. Just loosed a few hours of uploading for nothing, but learned from the mistake – will place it in the 'my drive' folder directly.

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