Google Drive offers a safe storage solution where you can store all your content
and sync them across various devices. This eliminates the risk of losing data due to
hardware/software issues or malware attacks.
In this post, we will tell you how to sync Google Drive with your PC. Follow these steps
and you will be good to go.
- Before you get started with the steps, download Google Drive on your device.
- Open the Drive and log in using your Google account password and username.
- Once the installation process is over, hit the Drive for PC icon on the upper-right
edge of the screen.
- Go to “Settings” and then to “Preferences.” Now you are ready to start the setup.
- Select the “My Computer” tab and choose “Add Folder.” You need to specify the
- folders that you want to sync with Drive.
- You have two options: Back up to Google Photos or Sync with Google Drive.
Choose any of the two options that you think is best for you.
If you pick the first option, you can back up all your media files to Google Photos. It
should be noted that any changes made to the content will not be saved.
However, if you choose the second option, it will sync your PC folders to Drive and also
save the changes made by you.
Alternatively, you can go to the Google Drive tab and select “Mirror Files” or “Stream
Files” from My Drive on your desktop. It will auto-sync changes.
- Once everything is done click “Save” and restart the device to implement the
- After restarting the device, you will see a Google Drive shortcut appear in
Windows Explorer. It will provide easy access to all your files in My Drive.
Syncing Google Drive with your PC is beneficial for several reasons. It allows you to
keep your entire content safe. Additionally, you can access them across devices. Last but
not the least; it also reduces the risk of data loss.