Uploading files to Google Drive


Google Drive lets you keep all your work in one place, view different file formats without extra software, and lets you access your files from any device.

Get Drive: Web (drive.google.com)Android, or iOS

Upload files to Google Drive

1. Go to Drive.
2. Click + New > File upload or Folder upload, and then choose the file or folder you want to upload.
3. Click Open.

If you’re using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox, you can simply drag files directly from your computer to the Drive page on your browser.

If you upload a file that matches the name of an existing file, Drive will add it as a new version, instead of creating a duplicate.

When you see Upload complete, your files have uploaded successfully and can be accessed in any browser or device that has Drive installed.

Upload files from your phone or tablet

You can also use the Drive app to store files on your Android or Apple iOS device. (If you decide later to uninstall the app, your Drive files won’t be affected and can still be accessed from Drive on the web.)

  1. Depending on your device, choose one of these options:
    • Android phone or tablet: Tap Google Play Google Play.
    • iOS devices: Tap App Store ios app store.
  2. Find and install the Drive app.
  3. Open the app containing the file you want to upload, tap Share, and then tap Drive.

Creating and folders

Creating and folders can be helpful if you intend to repeatedly upload the same type of content to a particular "course" folder (i.e. create Psych 1000 folder for all Psych 1000 related content)

Any new folders you create in your computer’s Drive for desktop folders or in Drive on the web automatically appear on your devices so that you’re organized everywhere.

On the web

  1. Open Drive.
  2. . Click + New > Folder

    On your computer

    Using Drive for desktop, create new folders in Drive (My Drive or shared drives) the same way you create other folders on your computer.

    Create Drive folders


Deleting files in Google Drive

To remove a file from your Drive, put it in your trash. The file will stay in your trash for 30 days before being automatically deleted. When you put a file in the trash: If you are using folders to hold course content, it is recommended to delete folders and files at the end of the semester if you no longer need them. 

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click a file.
  3. Click Remove Remove
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Files Files.
  3. Next to the file you want to delete, tap More More and then Remove.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file you want to delete, tap More More.
  3. At the bottom, tap Remove.

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