Enough! To send attachments via email to share this or that files with friends and co-workers do not any anymore. Despite your impatience when you are not, however, I managed to find a better solution to make readily available documents, photos and anything else you may be asked. If this is so, however, I have a good, indeed very good news for you: you can share files with Google Drive .
How you say? you do not know what is Google Drive? Well, we rimediamo now! If you’ve never heard of it you know that Google Drive is a cloud storage service made available directly from Google. So it’s a kind of virtual flash drive that you can use to store your files, such as photos or documents, but also easily share them with others.
Clarified what if you’re so interested in what you want and find out what you have to do to be able to share files with Google Drive I suggest you sit back and take a few minutes of your precious time to read this guide. I am sure that eventually you will be able to tell you more than satisfied with the result and that you will also be ready to explain to all your friends what you have to do to be able to share files with Google Drive.
Getting started: creating a Google Account
before he’ll show in detail what must be done to be able to share files with Google Drive, but it is good for you to know one thing. To take advantage of the cloud storage service offered by Google and functionality associated with it you must have a Google account, the one that is also used to access Gmail. If you already have a Google account, you can skip reading the next paragraph and if you are not properly “equipped” I urge you to take immediate action. To find out how you can read my guide on how to create Google Account .
Having established the fact that you’re holding a Google account to share files with Google Drive, you’re given three different alternatives. Depending on what are your needs and preferences, you can in fact share files with Google Drive acting Web computer or from your mobile device . The choice belongs only to you.
Share files with Google Drive Web
If you want to find out what you have to do to be able to share files with Google Drive, and it is not your intention to install new programs on your computer or download apps to your smartphone or tablet know that you can also do this from the comfort of direclty and Web browser .
To share files with Google Drive you can just click here to display directly in the Web browser main page through which to access the service cloud storage of the search giant network. Once you see the page presses the blue button Go to Google Drive to display the screen center. If prompted enter the login information for your Google account and then wait a few seconds to ensure that access to Google Drive is carried out.
To share files with Google Drive going to continue to press the button New red color that is placed at the top right and then presses the entry Uploading files annexed to the menu you are shown.
then select the file on your computer you wish to share with senior users and wait the upload of the latter on Google Drive is started and completed. Alternatively you can upload files to Google Drive also dragging the item on which you intend to act from your computer to the service window open in your Web browser.
Locate now in the browser window that the file has been uploaded to Google Drive and pigiaci on it with the right mouse button. From the menu that at this point you will be shown select the item Share … and type the name or email address of the person or people you want to share the selected files via Google Drive.
Crushing and also placed on the side menu to determine if the person or people you’re sharing files may make changes to this or if you want that they are given the opportunity to comment on one or display. Then presses the blue button Fine .
Once that is done the people you’ve chosen to share files with Google Drive will be informed of it through the receipt of a specific e-mail message through which they can access directly to what is shared. Moreover, from the time of first access to shared files latter it will be accessible and visible directly in Google Drive of the people previously selected in section Shared with me .
If you want, you can also limit the scope of user actions you share your files preventing them from changing access, add new persons and / or download, print or copy documents. To enable these restrictions, click on the entry Advanced of (at the bottom right of sharing box) and put the check mark next to the items Prevent editors from changing access and adding new people and / or disable the option to download, print and copy for commentators / viewers . Then click on Save Changes button to save your changes and you’re done.
Keep in mind that to be able to share files with Google Drive as well as I have just shown you is essential that the people to whom you want to make accessible a specific file are holding a Google account. Otherwise, however, you have at your disposal an alternative solution to share files with Googe Drive: shareable link.
To share files with Google Drive via sharable link you just type over Get link condivisile located in the upper right corner of the window dedicated to the selection of contacts to share a file. Having done this you will be shown a link to copy that you provide to anyone who desires to share files with Google Drive.
To make sure that everyone can see the files you shared through links established, however, that in Google Drive window by which it has been provided the link is selected, the Anyone who has the link can see .
In addition to individual files via Google Drive can even share entire folders of documents. To do that you just create a folder in Google Drive by pressing the button New placed in the top left and choosing the folder from the menu that you are shown. Then assigns a name to the folder and wait while this is visible in the Google Drive main section.
Double-click the newly created folder and then will upload all the files you want to share by following the procedure I showed you in the previous rows. For the complete file upload get out of the folder and then press it on its icon with the right mouse button.
From the menu that at this point you will be shown select the item Share … and type the name or email address of the person or people you want to share the folder selected through Google Drive. also presses on the side placed menu to determine if the person or people you’re sharing the folder may make changes to this or if you want that they are given the opportunity to comment on one or display. Then presses the blue button Fine .
Once that is done the people you’ve chosen to share the folder through Google Drive will be informed of it through the receipt of a specific e-mail message through which they can access directly to what is shared. From the moment the first access to the latter shared folder will be also accessible and visible directly in Google Drive of the people previously selected in section Shared with me .
Know also that as far as you can take advantage of the shared folders link. To do so you just type over Get link condivisile located in the upper right corner of the window dedicated to the selection of contacts to share a file. Having done this you will be shown a link to copy that you provide to anyone who desires to share the folder with Google Drive. To make sure that everyone can see ila folder you shared through links established however that the Google Drive window through which you were given the link item is selected Anyone who has the link can see .
Share files with Google Drive from computer
If you intend to share files with Google Drive and you’re going to do it right from your computer I suggest you take advantage of the official client service. To download the official client of Google Drive, connected to this website and click first on button Download to PC / Download on Mac and then accept & download .
Wait now that the download process of the software to manage Google Drive from the computer is started and completed and then click the downloaded file to start the installation process. If you use a PC Windows then starts the executable googledrivesync.exe and in the window that opens, click on Yes button to start the download of the all the necessary components to how Google Drive and install the client (which will take place fully automatically).
If you use an Mac to install Google Drive you have to open the dmg package that contains the client, you have to copy this folder Applications MacOS and you have to start it. From this point on the procedure you need to follow is almost identical on Windows and Mac.
Crushing and then Start and log in to your Google account and then follow the signs visible on the screen to complete the client installation.
When installation is completed if you’re using a Windows pressing on explorer and then click on the item Google Drive from the sidebar of the window displayed so as to access the folder Google Drive. If you’re using a Mac presses the icon of Finder [19459004annexed] to Dock and then click on the item Google Drive from the left side bar of the window you is shown.
Now drag the files you want to share with Google Drive in the program window, then click on it with the right mouse button, choose the item Google Drive and then Share from the menu that you are shown.
When this is done in order to share files with Google Drive from your computer proceed by following the instructions that I have given you in the previous lines as I explained to you how to do to be able to share files with Google Drive on the web.
Share files with Google Drive for iPhone, iPad and Android
If you intend to share files with Google Drive on the move I suggest you to resort to the use dell’apposita app available for iPhone and iPad and for Android smartphones and tablets.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad and want to download Google Drive presses the App Store annexed to the home screen of your device, simply tap on button Search placed at the bottom, type google drive in the search bar located at the top and you tap on the first result of the research available. If you want you can speed up the execution of these steps by pressing here from your device in order to link directly to the relevant section of the App Store. Then presses the Get button.
Wait for the process of downloading and installing the app is started and completed and then presses the button Open displayed on the screen once to open the app.
If you have a smartphone or Android tablet and you intend to share files with Google Drive, the first thing you need to do is log on to Play Store Google. To do this look for its icon on the home screen of your device and then pigiaci above. Next click on the search field located fed through the top right of the new screen that appears, type google drive and then you tap on the first result of the research available. If you want you can speed up the execution of these steps by pressing here from your device in order to link directly to the appropriate section of the Play Store.
Later presses the button Install accepted the proposed conditions and wait for the download process and application installation is started and completed. Then presses of Open to immediately access the application.
Once the app access to share fil with Google Drive you will need to do is select the item you want to act, and to press on the icon depicting the three points which is located at the top and then you tap on voice Add people annexed to the menu that you are shown whether the people you want to share the file have a Google account while choosing the Get link if you want to make the files accessible even to other users.
When this is done in order to share files with Google Drive for iPhone and iPad, or smartphone and Android tablet proceed by following the instructions that I have given you in the previous lines as I explained to you how to do to be able to share files with Google Drive on the web.
If you want, you can also share a file from an external application (if this supports the sharing feature). All you have to do is press the icon of share select Google Drive as the target app and continue as explained above.