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Set Up Google Drive on Windows

GoogleDrive can easily be downloaded directly to your My Computer (for Windows) or Finder (for Mac) folder for easy access. It should automatically sync with the changes made from your desktop to online, and vice versa.

 

A. To download the Google Drive installer:

1. Go to www.google.com/drive/download

2. Click Download Drive.

3. Select the device you want to download Drive to.

4. Click Agree and Download.

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B. When the installer has finished downloading, run the Google Drive installer:

1. Click on the .dmg file in your Downloads folder.

2. Drag and drop the GoogleDrive icon into the Applications folder to officially install Google Drive onto your PC. You should now be able to open Google Drive directly from the Applications of your Finder or My Documents window.

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C. Enable offline access

1. Go to drive.google.com.

2. Log in with your O'Dowd account and enable offline access in the settings. This will allow you to sync Google files to your laptop so that you can make changes offline.

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D. Save and Backup to Google Drive

Technology can be unpredictable, so it is important to back up your documents. Save your work to Google Drive, so that if your computer ever crashes, you will still have access to your work from drive.google.com.

1. To organize your work, create a folder in Drive called "Freshman Year" by right clicking and selecting "New Folder".

2. To create folders within Freshman Year for your core subjects, right click in the desired section, then rename the folder to the courses you will be taking: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion, World Language, Art, P.E., Clubs, Sports, etc.

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