Step 1: Download Google Drive
Open Web Browser;
Type in the address bar:
This link will download the latest version of Google Drive File Stream for Mac.
The download will start immediately and download to your ‘Downloads’ Folder in Finder.
Step 2: Install Google Drive
Once it downloads, click on download file in lower left corner. This will mount the DMG installation file.
Double click the ‘GoogleDriveFileStream.dmg’ file to launch the installer.
On the following screen prompts, Press Continue, then Press Continue, then Press Install
You will then be asked for you laptop password.
Press Install Software, and wait until the Green Tick completion page appears.
Go back to Finder, and Select Go from the menu, then Applications. Can’t find Go? Click on the desktop first!
From the file listing, Locate Google Drive File Stream and Double Click to run it.
Next, you will need to login using your @yourdomain.com.au email address and password, press Next
Next, enter your Password and press Next
If successful, Google drive will appear in the menu bar, near the clock. Look for this icon.
Step 3: Quick Tour
Google Drive has mounted a in your ‘Location’ section in Finder.
If you now go to Finder, and click on Google Drive
You will see, My Drive and Shared Drives.
My Drive is your personal space to save files. Others cannot access files in this folder, unless you share it.
Shared Drives is where all the company files are located. Anything saved in here is available to the team. Depending on their individual permissions.
If we click into the Shared Drive
Shared Drives - These are organised into business centres, with further organisation under each.
Shares 1-9 are generally available to all staff.
Restricted Folders will only appear for those who have the permission to see them.
Folders listed as Restricted are only visible to those with the correct permissions.