Install Google Drive for desktop (formerly Google Drive File Stream)

Google Drive files are accessible on the computer with Drive for desktop through File Explorer. Options include:

  • Save specific files and folders offline, including both My Drive and Shared drives.
  • View and organize files in the computer’s file system without using storage space.
  • Open files on a computer in the appropriate program.

Install Google Drive for desktop on Campus

  1. On a faculty/staff Windows desktop, navigate to Use Drive for desktop with work or school
  2. Download the appropriate Windows or Mac version
  3. You may be prompted for an Administrator password; If so, please navigate to techchat.twu.edu for support.
  4. After installation sign in using TWU email address and password

Expected Outcome: New G:\ drive viewable in File Explorer.

Install Google Drive for desktop off Campus

  1. Navigate to Use Drive for desktop with work or school
  2. Download the appropriate Windows or Mac version
  3. After installation sign in using TWU email address and password

Note: Drive for desktop size limit will mirror computer's hard drive size limit. If limit is exceeded, files will need to be directly loaded to Google Drive to by pass upload size limit for drive for desktop.

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971servicedesk@twu.edu, techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.​​​​

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