Google Drive

Important: The old Google Drive Sync tool will stop working on the 12th of May. The replacement for the Google Drive Sync tool is Drive File Stream. You can find out more about Drive File Stream here.

1. Check the contents of your Google Drive space online, this is what will appear in File Stream.
2. Install the File Stream  application.
3. You can sign-out of the old sync tool from the system tray icon.
4. Any files in the local Drive folder that had not been synced with Drive online can be copied to the new Drive File Stream mapped drive.

When the legacy Google Drive desktop sync client shuts down, it will stop syncing the Google Drive folder to Google Drive. The local Drive will not be deleted from the machine, but changes made inside this folder will no longer sync to Drive. 

In addition, after the legacy desktop client shuts down, the app will display a "no longer syncing" dialog when it starts up.

Unlimited storage space for all your files and the ability to share files and folders easily. Google Drive also gives you mobile access as you can sync files from your computer to My Drive which can be downloaded to your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device. So, wherever you are, you can access your files.

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  • Unlimited storage space for files.
  • It allows the upload of all file types.
  • Files and folders can be easily shared with other users.
  • It offers optional mobile and desktop clients.

To start using Google Drive, go to UCD Connect and click on the Google Drive icon. Using the web interface you can upload, share and edit files in real-time.

 

Drive File Stream is a desktop application that allows you to access all of your Google Drive files directly from your Mac or PC, without using your disk space. See our Drive File Stream page for more information.

You can sync your mobile device by downloading and installing Google Drive. You can install Google Drive on multiple devices.

During the installation you will be asked to sign in to Google Drive. Enter your UCD email address into the username field, leave the password blank and click login. At the next screen, enter your UCD Connect username and password.

You can sync your My Drive folder with your mobile device by downloading and installing the Google Drive app. You can install Google Drive on multiple devices.

 

Instructions for mobile devices:

 

iPhone/iPad

 

Android

 

During the installation you will be asked to sign in to Google Drive. Enter your UCD email address into the username field, leave the password blank and click login. At the next screen, enter your UCD Connect username and password.

The link below explains how to set levels of access to folders and files in Google Drive as well as providing information on some of the security features available.

Sharing and Security in Google Drive

Team Drives provide shared spaces in Google Drive where teams can create and store files. They have their own section within the Google Drive interface. Individuals can be a member of multiple Team Drives. Each is shown in the Team Drives section.

See the Team Drive page for more information.