Google Drive folder

The Google Drive folder is like other folders on your computer... with a few extras.

Google Drive for your Mac/PC is an application that installs a folder on your computer not unlike other folders on your computer. Except for one big difference: automatic syncing with Google Drive on the web.

Like other folders on your computer

Google Drive for your Mac/PC behaves like any other folder on your computer, so that you can take many of the actions on your files and folders that you would with folders stored locally on your computer:

  • Drag files in and out of the folder
  • Rename files
  • Move files and folders around
  • Edit and save
  • Move to trash

Most of the files and folders in your Google Drive folder are available even when you don't have an Internet connection.

With a few extras...

The difference with Google Drive for your Mac/PC is that any changes you make locally in this folder are mirrored in My Drive (part of Google Drive on the web). That means anything you share, move, modify, or put in the trash will be reflected in My Drive the next time your computer syncs.

Google Drive for your Mac/PC puts you in control. Choose which folders to sync from My Drive to your computer.