Transfer Desktop Files-Teacher

Here is how you transfer documents from your Desktop, followed by a video tutorial.
  • Recommended: sort your desktop files and put them in folders (Right click > New folder)
  • Open your Google Drive. Make sure you can see your desktop files/folders behind the window.
You'll need to decide whether to automatically convert all applicable files to Google format, or if you'd prefer the files be left alone and converted as you need them. If you want to leave them as is, skip to the next blue step. 

If you'd like to convert your files, do this: Go under the Gear icon at the top right of your Drive > Settings > Select: Convert uploaded files to Google Doc editor format. This action will not affect files that don't have a Google doc format (ie. Interwrite, pdf, etc.)

Copying methods:
  • Drag individual files to My Drive
  • Drag Folders to My Drive or other folders
Converting files to Google Docs format AFTER you have transferred the file:
RIGHT-CLICK on the document and select Open With > Google Docs


Transfer docs from your desktop to Google Drive