Upload files and folders

You can upload files, images, and videos to Google Drive on the web so you can work on them anywhere and anytime.

Upload files

There are two ways to upload files to Google Drive.

Drag and drop

If you’re using the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox, you can drag a folder from your desktop into Google Drive. You can also drag files directly into folders or subfolders.

Upload files using Google Drive

To upload files using Google Drive:

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Select File upload.
  4. Select the file you want to upload. To select multiple files, press Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) and click all the files to upload.
  5. You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your file upload. To open the file, click the filename. To close the box, click the X.

Upload folders

There are two ways to upload folders to Google Drive using Chrome. Uploading folders is not available on other browsers.

Drag and drop folders

If you’re using the latest version of Chrome, you can drag a folder from your desktop into Google Drive. The folder, all subfolders, and files will start uploading right away.

Upload folders using the “NEW” button

To upload folders using the “NEW” button:

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Select Folder upload. If you see "Enable folder upload," you'll need to update Chrome to the latest version.
  4. Select one or more folders to upload.
  5. You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your folder upload. To open the folder, click the folder name. To close the box, click the X.

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