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What can you do with Google Drive for desktop

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If you prefer to work on non-Google formatted files from your desktop, you can install Google Drive for desktop if your administrator has it turned on. Then, you can access uploaded files in any browser or device that has Drive installed.

If you uninstall Drive for desktop, your Drive files won’t be affected. You can still access the files from Drive on the web.

What you need:
"" 10 minutes
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Section 1: Install and set up Drive for desktop

1.1 Install Drive for desktop
1.2 Pause syncing
1.3 Check your sync status

Section 2: Access your files

2.1 Open your files
2.2 Search for files
2.3 Access your files from any device
2.4 Access your files off-line
2.5 Avoid version conflicts in Office files

Section 3: Manage your files

3.1 Create folders
3.2 Move files to folders
3.3 Update Drive files on your computer
3.4 Delete your files
3.5 Restore deleted files

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