By now you probably know that Google Drive (drive.google.com or in your /Applications folder) is the place where all of your Google files live. However, did you know that you can share any kind of file of ANY SIZE using Google Drive?
Here’s how you do it! (Instructions included for BOTH the web interface AND the Application)
- From the web interface (http://drive.google.com) locate the “NEW” button on the upper left-hand side of the screen.
- When you click on the “NEW” button you will be presented with a short list of options. Select “File Upload”
- You will then be presented with a standard finder window that will let you browse through your computer to find any file or folder that you wish to upload. Once you find the file you want to upload, go ahead, select it and click the “open” button.
- You will see a progress bar in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. This will show the progress of your upload. This window also contains a quick “share” link on the right-hand side that lets you immediately share the file you’ve just uploaded.
- When the file finishes uploading there will be a new popup displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen that if clicked, will bring you to the area in your drive where the file was stored.
If you want to use the Google Drive Application (Already installed on your computer) then the process is even simpler. See last week’s blog post about Google Drive – The App.