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Access stored Drive files offline



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Internet outages shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive.

Set up offline access so you can view and edit your files any time.


  • Work on the go, even if you don’t have internet access.
  • Edit Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more during internet outages.
  • Work during long flights without Wi-Fi.

Make non-Google files on your desktop available offline""

  1. If you haven't already, install Drive for desktop.
  2. On your desktop, click Drive for desktop "".
  3. Click Open Google Drive "".
  4. Go to the file or folder you want to access offline, right-click it, and select Drive File Streamand thenAvailable offline.

Make Google files on the web available offline""

Set up offline availability (one time only):

  1. Install the Google Docs Offline extension.
  2. In Drive, click Settings ""and thenSettings.
  3. In the Offline section, check the Create, open and edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on this device while offline box.
  4. Click Done.
  5. Right-click a file and turn on Available offline.

Make Google files on your mobile devices available offline""

  1. On your Android or Apple iOS device, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Tap Menu ""and thenSettings.
  3. Turn on Make recent files available offline.


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