All information can be found at the Google Help site here.

Download and install the app

  1. On your computer, click Download Backup and Sync.
  2. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download.
  3. After it’s downloaded, open Downloads and double-click InstallBackupAndSync.dmg.
  4. Move Backup and Sync to your Applications folder.
  5. Open Backup and Sync.
    • If you see a warning that “Backup and Sync is an application downloaded from the Internet,” click Open.
  6. Sign in with your Google Account username and password.
  7. Choose your sync settings and click Next.

Choose what to sync to Google Drive

You can sync some or all your files and folders on your computer to Google Drive.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the right, click the folders you want to sync.
  4. To add a folder not on the list, click Choose folder.
  5. Add the folder you want to sync.
  6. Click OK.

Choose what to sync from Google Drive

You can sync files and folders in Google Drive to your computer for offline use.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the left, click Google Drive.
  4. Click Sync My Drive to this computer.
  5. Choose if you want to:
    • Sync everything in My Drive
    • Sync only these folders
  6. Click OK.

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