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How to sync Google Drive, OneDrive with your computer - Microsoft Windows, iOS and more

Microsoft Windows, Android, Mac and iOS users can derive great benefits from Google Drive and OneDrive.
Microsoft Windows, Android, Mac and iOS users can derive great benefits from Google Drive and OneDrive. (Shutterstock)

Google Drive and OneDrive work across platforms, which means you can use them on Microsoft Windows, Android, Mac and iOS operating systems.

Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are two of the most popular cloud-based date storage solutions for the public at large. And the best thing about these cloud-based storage platforms is that they work on a host of devices. This means that you can use them on your smartphones and tablets as well as on your personal computers (PCs). Apart from that, both these platforms, that is Google Drive and OneDrive, work across platforms, which means you can use them on Microsoft Windows, Android, Mac and iOS operating systems. This makes them easily accessible to people across platforms. Also, they work even when your device is offline and you are in an area without internet connectivity. If you are new to these platforms, here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can sync your PC with Google Drive and OneDrive.

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How to sync files and folders from your computers with Google Drive:

Step 1: Download Google Drive desktop on your PC and log in to your account.

Step 2: On your computer, click Backup and Sync option.

Step 3: Now click More option and then select Preferences.

Step 4: At the left, click Google Drive.

Step 5: Click Sync My Drive to this computer.

Step 6: Choose if you want to: Sync everything in My Drive or Sync only these folders.

Step 7: Click OK.

How to sync files and folders from your computers with OneDrive:

Step 1: Download Microsoft OneDrive desktop on your PC

Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft account or create and sign into one, if you don’t have it already.

Step 3: The app will now show the location of your OneDrive folder. If you want to change the folder location, select Change location.

Step 4: To choose which folders you're syncing, right-click the blue cloud icon in the taskbar notification area, and select Settings.

Step 5: Now go to the Account option and then go to Choose folders. Select the folders that you want to sync. Once this is done, OneDrive will automatically update contents from the selected folders to the cloud.

 

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