Upload files and folders to Google Drive

To view, share, and edit files from any device, try using Google Drive. You can upload different file types, including:

  • Documents
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video

Upload & view files

You can upload files and folders from any device.

Android devices
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Touch Add .
  3. Touch Upload.
  4. Find and touch the files you want to upload.
  5. View uploaded files in My Drive until you move them.
iPhone & iPad
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Touch Add .
  3. Touch Upload.
  4. Find and touch the files you want to upload.
  5. At the top of the screen, touch Done to upload .
  6. You'll see a status bar at the bottom of your screen. To view your file, touch Locate.
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OPTION 1: Drag and drop files into Google Drive.

OPTION 2: Use the file uploader.

Note: To upload entire folders, you'll need the latest version of Chrome.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Click File upload or Folder upload.
  4. Choose the file you want to upload. Tip: To select multiple files, press Ctrl (PC) or ⌘ (Mac) and click all the files to upload.

You'll see a window with the upload status. To open the file, click the filename. To close the box, click Close .

Convert documents into Google formats

If you want to upload files like Microsoft Word documents, you can change a setting to convert files.

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Note: You can only change Google Drive settings from your computer.

  1. Using a computer, go to drive.google.com/drive/settings.
  2. Next to "Convert Uploads," check the box.

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