Install Google Drive on your computer

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

You can install Google Drive for your desktop Mac or 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 Connect Drive to your desktop below the list of Drive views on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click Download Google Drive for your PC.
  4. 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.)
  5. Enter your Google Account username and password in the window that opens. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC.
  6. Complete the installation package instructions.
  7. 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).
If you’re having trouble signing into Google Drive on your PC, make sure that both cookies and Javascript are enabled in Internet Explorer and that the URLs that Drive for PC/Mac depends upon are listed as Trusted Sites in your IE settings.

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).