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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
- If you haven't already, install Drive File Stream.
- On your desktop, click Drive File Stream .
- Click Open Google Drive .
- Go to the file or folder you want to access offline, right-click it, and select Drive File StreamAvailable offline.
Make Google files on the web available offline
Set up offline availability (one time only):
- Install the Google Docs Offline extension.
- In Drive, click Settings Settings.
- In the Offline section, check the Create, open and edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on this device while offline box.
- Click Done.
- Right-click a file and turn on Available offline.
Make Google files on your mobile devices available offline
- On your Android or Apple® iOS® device, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
- Tap Menu Settings.
- Turn on Make recent files available offline.