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Installing Google Drive sync on your computer

Installing Google Drive sync on your computer:

Open "Computer" on your desktop. Navigate to (S:) Shared drive. In the Shared drive, there is a folder called "Google Drive Backup and Sync Installer," open that folder. Double-click on "installbackupandsync.exe." This will begin the installation. Follow the prompts to install. At some point you will be prompted for your school email address and password. After entering your email credentials, the sync will begin pulling down your files from Google Drive cloud storage. This could take some time depending on how much you have stored in Google Drive cloud storage.

Windows 10 computers automatically add "Google Drive" to File Explorer in the left hand panel under "Quick access" so it will be a "Save As" in any Office application (i.e. Word, Powerpoint). If not, you can add Google Drive as a "save to" location by right clicking on "Favorites" in the left panel of the window that opened when the Google Drive download began and select "Add current location to favorites" from the drop-down menu. You will then see "Google Drive" added to "Favorites."

If you have problems installing or syncing Google Drive, please submit a HelpDesk ticket and we will address the issue.

CCSC Tech Team



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