Step 1: Download Google Drive File Stream
Open Web Browser;
Type in the address bar:
This link will download the latest version of Google Drive File Stream.
The download will start immediately and download to your ‘Downloads’ Folder.
Step 2: Install Google Drive File Stream
Navigate to your ‘Download’ folder, and locate the file: GoogleDriveFS.exe
Double Click the file to start the install
On the following screen, press Install
A Progress bar will show you the progress.
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, the following notification will appear in the bottom right corner.
Once complete; a short tutorial will appear.
Click through and click the X to close.
Step 3: Quick Tour
Google Drive has mounted a new ‘G:’ drive that is available in the windows explorer. You can always access it via My Computer.
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
You will notice that it contains departmental folders.
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.
Step 4: Quick Shortcut
To make life a little easier, navigate to the Shared Drives section, where the folders are listed, as below.
If you use just a few folders regularly, then you can click, drag and drop a specific folder, to the left column, under the ‘Quick Access’ section.