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How to upload, download, delete and restore files using Google Drive.
The exercises below will open in a new tab. When signed in to your Google account, go to File --> Make a copy to get an editable copy of the file.Uploading, Downloading, Deleting and Restoring Files
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Uploading, Downloading, Deleting, and Restoring Files
Google Drive can be used to store any type of computer file. Files can be added to Google Drive by uploading them from a computer, and can be downloaded to a computer from Google Drive. Files can also be removed (deleted) from Google Drive, which sends them to the Trash folder.
When to use
When you want to transfer a file between your computer and your Google Drive, when you want to remove (delete) a file from Google Drive, or when you want to retrieve a file that was removed.
- Click “New”
- Click “File Upload” (for files),
- “Folder Upload” (for folders). Note: Folder upload option is currently only possible in Google Chrome browser.
- In the new window, find the files or folders you want to upload
- Select the files or folders
- Click “Open” or “OK”
- Select the files or folders in Google Drive you want to download
- Click on the three dots in the top right
- Click “Download”
NOTE 1: If you select multiple files or folders, they will be grouped in a “zip” folder before downloading.
NOTE 2: Downloaded files and folders will be sent to your internet browser’s default Download folder, which can be changed in your internet browser settings.
- Select the files or folders in Google Drive you want to remove
- Click on the trashcan button in the top right
- Click on the “Trash” folder in the left panel of Google Drive
- Select the files or folders you want to restore
- Click on the clock button in the top right
NOTE: Files and folders will be restored to the same location which they were deleted from.
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