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Title:
Google Drive: How to use Google Drive to transfer files
Synopsis:
Google Drive allows access to files from anywhere using your Princeton Google account.


Solution:

Princeton Google accounts have access to 30GB of shared storage.

  • All undergraduate students have Google Drive accounts created automatically.
  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students can request Princeton Google Drive accounts and have 30GB of space. See: www.princeton.edu/google for instructions on how to request an account, sync your University passwords, and begin using Google Drive.


Access Princeton Google Drive from any computer or device by going to: drive.google.com.

  • Log in using your full Princeton email address (including the @princeton.edu portion). If you are confused about the difference between your personal Google account and your Princeton Google account, see: www.princeton.edu/google for explanation.
  • To see your files in a folder on your computer, choose the button Install Google Drive for your computer and follow the instructions. When it asks for your account information, make sure log in using yourNetID@princeton.edu in the field.
  • To add files from any machine or device, you can use the Upload button (next to Create) on the web interface.


  • To upload from your computer if you have installed the desktop version, you can drag your files into the Google Drive folder. On Windows: open Google Drive from the Start Menu. On Mac: launch Google Drive from the toolbar.
  • You can also access your files from a mobile device. Google has more information on accessing Drive from a mobile browser, an iPhone or iPad, and an Android device. On an iOS or Android device, you can also save documents for offline viewing, although you cannot edit them offline.
  • For help, see Google's help pages.


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Last Updated:
January 29, 2014

Solution ID:
1128