Google Drive

Find out more about Google Drive with customer reviews, ratings, pricing information and frequently asked questions.

Updated on January 21st, 2020

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Google Drive is a cloud service from Google that allows users to store and create files in the cloud via their Google account. With Google Drive, users can create and share documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more. Multiple users can be given access to the same document for viewing or editing purposes.

Pricing:

Amount of Storage

Pricing

15 GB

$0.00

100 GB

$1.99 /mo.

200 GB

$2.99 /mo.

2 TB

$9.99 /mo.

10 TB

$99.99 /mo.

20 TB

$199.99 /mo.

30 TB

$299.99 /mo.

Google Drive Reviews
Review:

Pros: Awesome data sync capabilities, and a superb ability to upload and download multiple file types.

Cons: The cloud is only available if you have a Google account.

Bottomline: Fantastic platform to securely manage cloud storage.

Key Information:

Co-Founders

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Founded

1998

Headquarters

Mountain View, CA

CEO

Sundar Pichai

Number of Employees

85,050

Address

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

Phone Number

+1 855-486-4299

Website

www.google.com/drive

FAQs:

How do I go to my Google Drive?

If you are already signed into your Google Account, you can just go to drive.google.com. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to enter your login credentials before accessing GDrive.

Is Google Drive free?

Google Drive is free for up to 15GB of storage.

Do I need Google Drive?

If you need to increase your ability to store files (and share them), then Google Drive can help.

Can I put Google Drive on my desktop?

You can create desktop shortcuts to Google Docs and Spreadsheets. Open the file you wish to be able to access from your desktop, go to the settings menu in Chrome, then "More Tools", and "Create Application Shortcut." Pin the file to your desktop and click "Create."

Can you sync Google Drive with your computer?

Yes, you can backup and sync your files in Google Drive with your computer so you can access them when offline.

Who can see my Google Drive?

Your files on Google Drive are private. Only people you share them with can access them.

How much can I save on Google Drive free?

Google Drive's free storage limit is 15GB. If you need more than 15GB, you can upgrade to one of the paid plans.

How secure is Google Drive?

Files stored on Google Drive are encrypted and stored on secure servers. For more tips on improving data security go to Google's Safety Centre.

What is the price range for Google Drive?

Google Drive is free for up to 15GB of storage and goes up to $299.99 per month for 30TB of storage.

Can I use Google Drive with Windows?

Yes. Since Google Drive is a cloud-based system that can be accessed through your browser, you can use it with any operating system. You can also download the Google Drive desktop app for windows.

How To Share Files On Google Drive

How can I share my files on Google Drive?

  1. Click the blue "Share" button at the top of the page while you have a file opened.
  2. Enter the names/email address of the people that you want to share the file with.
  3. Select the permissions you would like to give other users (viewing, editing, etc.).
  4. Copy the file link or send a notification to their Gmail account.

A Google Drive link is a URL that is generated when you create a new file in Google Drive. You can use this URL to access the file again or share it with others. Google Drive link sharing only works if you have the right Google Drive sharing settings for other people to access the file.

How do I create a Google Drive shared folder?

Click New > Folder and then give the folder a name. After you have created the folder, right-click the folder and select "Share." From here, you can share the folder in the same way that you would share a file.

Is there a Google Drive Mac app?

Yes. With the Google Drive app, you can access your drive directly from your Mac desktop. You can visit google.com/drive/download to download the app.

Dropbox Vs Google Drive

What is the difference between Dropbox and Google Drive?

Google Drive is by far the more affordable option when compared to Dropbox, but Dropbox is easier to sync and use across a large organization. Google Drive, however, makes it very easy to share files and integrate your file storage with other apps.

If I have a Google Drive file shared with me and I can't open it, what should I do?

If you can't access someone else's Google Drive file, the problem likely has something to do with their sharing settings. Contact that person and ask them to give you viewing or editing permissions so that you can open the file.

What is a Google shared drive?

A shared drive is a Google Drive that multiple people in your business can have access to. You can use a shared drive to create, manage and collaborate on files.

How do I do a Google Drive sync with the files that are stored on my computer?

You can use the Google Drive app to sync all of your files to the cloud so that you will have a backup in case something happens to your computer.

What is Google Drive for business?

Google Drive for business is part of the GSuite for enterprises. With the business edition, you'll get more storage and centralized administration.

Can I add my Google Photos to Google Drive?

Yes. To add your photos, create a Google Photos folder in your drive, and then drag and drop the images you would like to upload.

Are Google Drive and Onedrive the same thing?

Onedrive is Microsoft's cloud storage solution. Onedrive has many of the same features as Google Drive, but they are two distinct products.

Customer Reviews:

dipper06

Reviewed: Jun 28, 2018

Source: Reddit

I was using Google Drive but never heard of an unlimited plan, and does not appear on their website. Nothing is encrypted on their servers, so they can basically do whatever they want with it.

metajames

Reviewed: Jan 19, 2016

Source: Reddit

Personally this is what I love about Google Drive everything is its own discrete object with discrete properties and can be organized away way a user wants.

Catch_N_Release

Reviewed: Jan 19, 2016

Source: Reddit

I've been using Drive heavily for several years now, and I find the organizational structure and related UI functions to be quite crude and I think labels like Gmail would make things much easier, as well as the benefits of making the organizational methodology consistent across the entire suite of Google applications.