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Work on Google files offline

If you aren't connected to the Internet, you can still create, view, and edit files on:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Drawings

Make Google Drive files available offline

You can turn on offline access for your entire Google Drive. Offline access is only available in the Google Chrome browser.

  1. Connect to the internet.
  2. Go to drive.google.com/drive/settings.
  3. In the "Offline" section, check the box. It may take a few minutes for the offline access setting to turn on.

Make specific files available offline

  1. Follow the steps above to turn on offline access in Google Drive.
  2. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  3. On the file you want to use offline, click More More.
  4. Click Available offline. A checkmark will appear in the bottom left corner to show that the file is available offline.

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