Get started with Google Drive

Install Google Drive on your Mac/PC

Step-by-step installation instructions for Windows and Mac.

You can install Google Drive for your Mac/PC as soon as you have access to Google Drive on the web.

Windows

  1. Go to http://drive.google.com New Window.
  2. Click the Download Google Drive for your PC button.
  3. Open googledrivesync.exe to automatically install and start Google Drive on your PC. (You may receive a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet. Click the Open button.)
  4. Enter your Google Account username and password in the window that opens. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC.
  5. Complete the installation package instructions.
  6. Launch Google Drive for your PC from the Start menu. Drag files and folders into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items to My Drive (part of Google Drive on the web).

Mac

  1. Go to http://drive.google.com New Window.
  2. Click the Download Google Drive for your Mac button.
  3. Open installgoogledrive.dmg.
  4. Open the installation file and drag the Google Drive icon to your Applications folder.
  5. Open Google Drive from your Applications folder. (You may receive a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet. Click the Open button.)
  6. Enter your Google Account username and password in the window that opens. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your Mac.
  7. Complete the installation package instructions.
  8. Launch Google Drive for your Mac from the toolbar. Drag files and folders into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items to My Drive (part of Google Drive on the web).