Create Folders in Google Drive to share with others

Google Drive provide an excellent cloud-based space where documents can be shared. Since some of us might be unfamiliar with this collaborative space, therefore I will provide guidelines for using Google Drive here.

  • Log into your gmail account (If you do not have a gmail account, create one.
  • Click on the wafer in the top menu

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  • Click on Drive

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  • Click on New and
  • Click on Folder

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  • Provide a title in the pop-up window
  • Click on Create to create the folder
  • The folder will be highlighted

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  • Right click on the folder to open the options menu
  • Click on Share

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  • Type the email address of the person/s in the provided space

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  • Click on the arrow next to Can edit and give permission (Can edit, Can view or Can comment)
  • Type a message (optional)
  • Click on send to send the invitation
  • If the person do not have a gmail address, they will be prompted to create when in order to allow them to view the folder
  • Double click on the folder to open it
  • Drag-and-drop a file from your computer in the provided space

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  • Click on Open to open the document
  • If the file is in Word format, it will be converted into a Google doc when you double click on it to open it

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  • You can work collaboratively in real time with Google Docs, ensuring that you are always working with the right version
  • Not familiar with Google Docs? I will create guidelines if you are not familiar with Google Docs

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