This article contains information for University staff only.
This article gives instructions for installing and configuring the Google Drive application to enable staff to synchronise files in their Google Drive to a folder on their computer.
The Google Drive application will create a ‘Google Drive’ folder in ‘My Documents’ which can be accessed from a shortcut on the Desktop.
Any files you store in this folder will be uploaded to your Google Drive ‘cloud’ storage and any work or files you create in the Google Drive web application will be downloaded to the ‘Google Drive’ folder on your computer.
The Google drive application can be installed from Software Center. To learn how to install software from the Software Centre click here.
A desktop shortcut will be created on your desktop which can be used to access the Google Drive folder on your computer. Any files or folders created in the Google Drive folder will be synced to Google Drive on the web.
Any files or folders you delete from the local folder will also be deleted from Drive on the web.
The Google Drive application runs as a System Tray application. The application status and options can be accessed by clicking on the Drive icon in the system tray.