Description


Chrome browser only

When you download a file on your computer, you might want it on your phone and tablet, too. Instead of downloading it to each device, set up your downloaded computer files to synchronize to Google Drive. Your files stay on your hard drive. They're also in Drive, so you can access them on any device anytime.


Instructions


Sync all downloaded files to Drive on Windows

  1. On your computer, go to your Downloads folder (usually in C: > Users > your user name).
  2. Click Drive File Stream drive_file_stream.
  3. Click Open Google Drive folder_mydrive.
  4. Drag the Downloads folder into a Google Drive folder.
  5. Open Chrome.
  6. In the top-right corner, click More (icon) > Settings.
  7. Click Advanced settings and go to Downloads.
  8. Click Change and in the pop-up, navigate to the Downloads folder that you dragged to your Google Drive folder and click Select. This selection is now your default download location.


Sync all downloaded files to Drive on Mac
  1. On your computer, open Finder and navigate to Macintosh HD > Users > your user name.
  2. Drag the Downloads folder into a Google Drive folder.
  3. Open Chrome and click More more_vert > Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings and go to Downloads.
  5. Click Change and in the pop-up, navigate to the Downloads folder you dragged to your Google Drive folder and click Select. This selection is now your default download location.

Note: If Drive File Stream is not running, files are saved to a different location.