3 Ways to Use Google Drive on PC / Laptop for Beginners

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Google Drive can be accessed anytime and anywhere. It is also available on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Android operating systems. Therefore, Google Drive, which can store files in various formats, is very useful as a data backup. Moreover, some drives such as hard disks, flash disks or local disks on computers often experience data corruption.

In addition, stored files are not only directly integrated with other Google features but can be connected to dozens of third-party applications that have collaborated with this company. Users can also directly make edits online.

This is very much needed by some users who are very often struggling with document processing. So, the realtime feature provided is certainly very useful to save time and provide convenience efficiently. For those of you who are still confused about how to use this service, don't worry. This article will explain clearly how to use Google Drive. Check out the following explanation.

How to Use Google Drive on PC/Laptop

3 Ways to Use Google Drive on PC / Laptop for Beginners

There are 3 important things that you must understand in using Google Drive, namely how to upload files, create folders and then share download links.

This is a basic activity that users must know about how to use this online-based data storage service. On this occasion, I use Google Drive on my PC/computer. Just follow the steps below.

First: How to Upload Files

In order to be able to upload files to Google drive you must first have a Google email account. If you don't have one, please register first.

  1. Open your browser (eg Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) then type in the link column, namely http://drive.google.com
  2. Please enter your email in the space provided and then click the Next button.
  3. Then enter your password or password then click the Next button.
  4. After successfully entering the main page, the step to upload the file is by selecting New or it can be seen in the image that has been marked with a red arrow below.
  5. Then select File upload.
  6. Next select the file you want to upload to Google Drive and then select Open.
  7. Wait until the file upload process is complete.
  8. The file has been successfully uploaded to Google Drive.

Second: How to Create a Folder

Well, next is how to create a folder. The function of creating this folder is so that the files you save can be stored in one folder so that they are neater and separate according to their respective sections or folders.

  • Select New on the main Google Drive page.
  • Next select Folder to create a folder.
  • Then please create the folder name you want and then press the CREATE button.


  • Wait for the folder to finish creating. After that, please right-click on one or more files that you want to put in the folder you have created and then select Move to.
  • Then select a folder and click MOVE.


  • To be able to see if the file has been successfully moved into one folder, that is by double-clicking on the folder.
  • If the file you selected previously exists, then the method of creating and moving files into one folder has been successfully carried out.

Third: How to Share the Download Link

One of the features offered by Google Drive is being able to share download links with others. This is useful when you want to share files with other people. You only need to share the download link with your friends, so they can immediately have access to be able to download your file.

  • Please right-click on the file or folder you want to share the link to download it, then select Get shareable link.

Get shareable link

  • After that, there will be a link that you can share with others in the area marked with the arrow below. You can copy or copy the link and then share it with your friends for direct download.

direct download

So, how easy is it to use Google Drive? Just like other storage services, Google Drive also has free and paid versions. For those of you who don't really need a large storage space, you can simply use the free version.

Why is that? Because Google Drive provides storage services up to 15 GB for free or for free. If you need more storage space, you have to be willing to pay for more storage space.

This is an article on how to use Google Drive. Hopefully useful for you. Keep visiting Erzedka.com for important and interesting information. Good luck!

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