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Using Google Drive at WFU

Modified on: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 10:56 PM


Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive. WFU Google Drive accounts feature unlimited storage, making Drive an excellent option for everything from document storage to data backup. You can use any and all of the following features to access your Google Files.

Shared Drives

Google Shared Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device. Unlike files in My Drive, files in Shared Drives belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. Additional details on how to use Google Shared Drives can be found on the Google Drive Help Center.

Google Backup and Sync

Google Backup and Sync is a desktop application that allows you to choose the files and photos you want to backup in Google Drive. You can keep your most important files from all your devices (computer, phone, tablet) backed up and organized all in one place. To download and get started with Google Backup and Sync, visit the Google Drive Help Center   

Google Drive File Stream

Google Drive File Stream is a desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, without losing drive space. With Google Drive File Stream, your files are stored in the cloud instead of on your computer. Your WFU Google Drive is mounted on your computer like a mapped network drive. 

Any changes you make are automatically synced with the cloud for quick and easy access anywhere you have an internet connection.  You can also make Drive files available for offline access. These files will sync back to the cloud the next time you get online so the latest version is available on all your devices.  To download and get started with Google Drive File Stream, visit the Google Drive Help Center. 



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