Upload a document

You can upload an existing document to Google Drive at any time. If you want to edit and work with others on the document when you’re online, you can convert your document to a Google Doc when uploading.

Upload a document

  1. Open Google Drive at drive.google.com.
  2. In the new Drive, click New in the top-left and choose Upload files. In the classic Drive, click the Upload button and choose Files.
  3. Choose the document you want to upload and click Open.
  4. If you want to convert the document to Google Docs, check the box next to “Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format”.
  5. Click Start upload.
  6. Your document will begin uploading. You can then open the document in Drive or in Docs at docs.google.com if you’ve converted the document to Google Docs.

Supported file types

You can upload the following document file types:

  • .html
  • .txt
  • .odt
  • .rtf
  • .doc and .docx
  • .pdf

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