How to Add Google Drive to File Explorer
You can use Google Drive by opening it in an internet browser. Google also offers a downloadable Google Drive desktop app. Installing this app and setting it up will add Google Drive to your File Explorer.
Follow the instructions below to map Google Drive to your File Explorer:
- You may already have the app installed on your computer. To check, press the Windows key on your keyboard or click the Windows button at the bottom left of your screen. Type “Google Drive” and click to open the app.
If you don’t have it installed, download the Google Drive app from this link. Once the installation file downloads, open it and click the blue “Install” option. You can also choose to add shortcuts to your desktop that will open Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides in a web browser when clicked.
- Once the app is opened, enter your Arcadia email address. It should prompt you to log into Portalguard. Log in and it will redirect you to the app. Wait a couple of minutes for everything to sync.
- Check your File Explorer. Under “This PC”, you should now have Google Drive (G:) mapped.