Sync Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to your computer

If you’ve installed Google Drive for your Mac/PC, Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that you’ve created will automatically sync to the Google Drive folder on your computer.

How Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations appear on your computer

Links to your Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations will be stored in the Google Drive folder on your computer. Each file type has its own extension:

  • Google document: filename.gdoc
  • Google spreadsheet or form: filename.gsheet
  • Google presentation: filename.gslides
  • Google drawing: filename.gdraw

When you open a Google document, spreadsheet, presentation or drawing, it’ll launch in a new tab or window in your default browser as long as you have an Internet connection.