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Install Google Drive on your computer

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
  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.
  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).
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