How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive

Want to know how to transfer files from PC to Google Drive? Read the article to learn 3 methods to transfer files from PC to Google Drive.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: Jul. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 23, 2018
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Google Drive allows users to access all their files and documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings from any location. You can upload and download any type of file to and from the Google Drive whether it is a document, a photo, an audio file, or a video. In this article, you will find 3 methods available to transfer files from PC to Google Drive. The Google services offer multiple methods to transfer your files from PC to drive and vice versa. The most simple and easy methods are discussed below.

Method 1. How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Uploading

Step 1 Go to Google Drive website and log into your account.

Step 2 Click “+ New” option > Choose File upload/Folder upload.

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Uploading – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Uploading – Step 2

Step 3 Select the file or folder on your PC that you want to transfer from PC to Google Drive. Click on the “Open” button and your file transfer will automatically start.

Method 2. How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Syncing

Step 1 Download and install Google Backup and Sync on PC. Download the setup file from the website and complete the installation process. Once the whole set up is complete, you will see a Google Drive folder on the left corner of the screen along with the desktop, downloads, and recent folder.

Step 2 Drag the file you want to transfer from your PC to your Drive.

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Syncing - Step 2

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive by Syncing – Step 2

Step 3 Leave the file in the Drive folder and it will automatically upload the file on the Google Drive.

Method 3. How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive via AnyTrans for Cloud

AnyTrans for Cloud is a powerful and secure cloud manager that enables you to access and manage your multiple cloud drives from just one login. Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, pCloud and more are supported. Check the key features of AnyTrans for Cloud below:

Then follow the detailed steps to transfer files from PC to Google Drive. Before that, free sign up for AnyTrans for Cloud.

Step 1 Install and open AnyTrans for Cloud app on your Windows computer, and log into your AnyTrans account.

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 1

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 1

Step 2 Click on the “+” button and choose Google Drive to add to AnyTrans for Cloud. And the screen instructions to finish the authorization.

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 2

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 2

Step 3 Hit the Google Drive icon on the left sidebar. Click the “Upload” button and choose the files or folder on PC that you want to transfer to  Google Drive.

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 3

How to Transfer Files from PC to Google Drive – Step 3

The Bottom Line

In this article, 3 ways to Transfer files from PC to Google Drive are offered. All of these methods are easy and simple and take only a few minutes to complete, depending on your Internet connection and the size of the file. Keeping the Google Drive shortcuts to your PC increases your access to your files. The backup and sync folder is also a very good option to synchronize the files of PC to the Drive.  Now you know multiple methods to transfer the files from PC to Google Drive, so choose any of the above methods for the transfer as per your requirements.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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