Google Drive

Google Drive for PC

Written by Google LLC


  • Release date: 2019-04-22
  • Current version: 4.2019.16202
  • File size: 239.64 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install Google Drive on your Laptop or Desktop computer

5 Rating: 5 - 2,329,777 votes

If you want to install and use the Google Drive app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:



Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here


Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.


Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Google Drive in the search bar and press Search. Click on Google Drive application icon. A window of Google Drive on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.


Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one


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Google Drive Software Features and Description

Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. With Drive, you can: • View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more • Search for files by name and content • Easily share files and folders with others • Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit • Quickly access recent files • See file details and activity • Enable viewing of files offline Google accounts get 15GB of storage free, shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. For additional storage, you can upgrade to a premium subscription plan as an in-app purchase. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US, and can vary by region. Storage subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy Google Drive Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service

Top Reviews

  • Great for schools to use

    5
    By Casual Tetris player
    I can easily check in with my students by creating "shared" folders. I have my own folders for each class hour I teach and each student has their own "shared" folder to me. Every assignment is to be done in this shared folder which I can access on my own screen and communicate via comments without standing over their shoulder. This gives accountability that students are on task and not hopping to a new browser, auto saves their work, folders can be shared/viewed by parents so parents know if their student is up to date with assignments, and gives me the luxury to have a paperless system-no more student claims of "I turned it in!". Clearly I like Docs as a result of teaching Langage Arts but we use slides, and students have their own websites by using "sites" which we use for facilitating student led conferences. This helps students be better prepared for future job interviews and practice presentation skills. The accessibility to view past versions of work is key to know when edits have been made to projects and lets students easily collaborate for group projects. I am SO GLAD our school has chosen to use Google Drive. I feel it's the best fit for both teachers and students to interact in this era that combines education and innovation.
  • How do you judge a drive?

    5
    By Moygarra
    Say it’s success is dependent upon server or is: So google would make ya Believe they have one up on everybody else. And they should have one up then everybody else because they been around so long and if you seen all the infrastructure and the underpinnings and me in the network that makes things go around so as a drive for you wanna put your stuff there’s got to be Solid and not going to float away during a big storm so Google drive that was a virtual drive and as of that virtual drive it’s not anything that you can well if that’s ever goes away so drive and that’s the hard part about it because if you don’t give a look up in your system you don’t know what do you have any of the right availability of actually seeing it that creates two problems one the actual space with your hard drive we have to exist for you to have a double drives and to the sink properties it would belong to those documents on your hard drive versus those that are out there in the cloud or in a drive but on a cloud so those are the complicating to happen there in the summer hard and fast rules about that and some different lip service levels of agreements that are now part of the Infrastructure in progress.
  • Best Back Up For All Types of Documents From Pictures To Important Files

    5
    By snugz030914
    I have been using Google drive for a while now sometimes I don’t even realize the pictures or files that I need are right there at the tips of my fingertips just by logging into Google Drive from anywhere and it has been a lifesaver more than once in terms of looking for something I needed and I find it! Also many moments and memories via pictures; I thought I had lost forever, but realize are stored right there safe and sound in my google drive! The safety and security are on point and overall...thus far Google Drive is Awesome! It also alerts you for each and every sign in attempt on any device and periodically prompts user to verify and conduct security checks for device sign in and activity review ensuring that everything is done by you the user and also that only you have access to ALL YOUR Information. Top it all off, it’s absolutely FREE! No fees, as of yet, but even if they were to charge for this service it would be well worth the monetary cost, for the peace of mind it provides! THANKS GOOGLE DRIVE!!! Keep it Up! Much Appreciated especially by users who may not be as tech savvy as the newer generation of users! THANK YOU!!!
  • Almost GREAT

    4
    By painthorsebaby
    I love Google Drive!!! It is a very valuable tool. I use it hourly during the work week. I am able to jot down an idea on my phone, turn it in to a project at home, present it at work, assign it to my students, have them finish it on their computers and grade it all through Google Drive (and Google Classroom). It is impossible for me to forget my thumb drive, cd, or any other archaic storage device, because Google Drive is always there from any of the devices (my phones, iPads, Chrome Books, and generic school desktop computer, or another business computer). I rarely have trouble with formatting issues from one computer to another system and if I do, it’s minor. Where Google Drive fails a five star, in my opinion, is organization... especially when sharing files. I have files shared with me that I have no idea what is in them and if I tried to organize all of it, someone else could unorganize it. I rely on the search bar MOST of the time. But, that means I have to remember what I labeled something three years ago! Then, I will likely find something else equally good from a shared file I didn’t know existed that could have been used LAST week.

Software Reviews

  • AWESOME

    5
    By Natty S
    I love this software for it is very reliable!
  • April’19 Update is Awful

    3
    By VintageGeek
    1) This latest update makes no use of an iPad in landscape mode. 2) the scrolling stutters, even on my iPad Pro 3) the folder organization takes up way too much real estate, so it takes too much time to scroll down to your pictures you’ve yet to move to folders. If you switch to list view everything is so small you tell what it is. Lastly; when are they going to separate the sorting of Folders from sorting or Images at root level. I love Drive, but this update creates inconvenience and is just plain awful.
  • Great idea, horrible execution

    1
    By Zephyrod
    Google drive is a great concept that lets you share files with other people for leasure or for work. Too bad it doesn’t work 80% of the time. Whether it locks me out of my account for cryptic reasons or tells me that “too many people downloaded this file, please wait 24 hours” for a file THAT A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE IS SUPPOSED TO DOWNLOAD, I always shiver whenever I have to use google drive for a project as it usually doesn’t work
  • Better look but now doesn’t work with Files app

    2
    By M@rshmallo
    I like being able to drag and drop using the Files app but now this update makes that not work. My Files app shows content not available. This needs to be fixed because I trust Apple a lot more than I trust Google to open and look up my files
  • Hi

    5
    By yvtctxrxcyvvy
    Nice
  • Needs drag and drop

    4
    By Ddhzdjzdhxfhcd
    Everything about the app is perfect except it needs a drag and drop feature for long press that allows you to pick up a file and drag it to a folder.
  • Trash

    1
    By Bbwarren
    It’s literally harder than it needs to be, If i share something with someone I shouldn’t have to give them permission to access it
  • Not easy for me to use!

    5
    By TinaMarie55
    But I have access to my stuff from anywhere and that’s what I need. Take me longer but sure!
  • Not very intuitive

    3
    By Archicn
    The google suite of office products (drive, docs, forms, etc.) are not very user friendly; but with patience and persistence, they get the job done.
  • Fast and easy sharing

    5
    By jenilee mn
    Such a great way to share & deliver files