Google Drive, introduced by Google on April 24, 2012, serves as a versatile cloud storage solution designed to store, synchronize, and share data across various devices. This powerful platform enables users to create Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs effortlessly. Accessible through web browsers and mobile apps on both Android and iOS platforms, Google Drive offers a seamless experience for managing your digital content.

Upon creating a new account, Google Drive starts as a clean slate with no default files or folders, providing users with a blank canvas to upload substantial amounts of data. Its key features include:

  • For a free Google account, there is 15 GB of free space that is shared by all other apps. But you can purchase Google one subscription to increase storage limit to 100 GB, 200 GB, 2 TB
  • The Google Drive Viewer supports a great number of file formats to allow open in the web browser.
    • Images (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, WEBP).
    • Videos (MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, WEBM, WMV, FLV, OGG).
    • Text (TXT).
    • Audios (MP3, WAV, M4A, OGG).
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Adobe (PDF, AI, PSD)
    • Executables (EXE).
    • Archives (ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP).
  • Maximum file size limit to upload is up to 5 TB
  • Android device’s backups are stored in Google Drive
  • Third-party adds can be added through Chrome Web Store and apply on Google Drive.
  • There is a deep search facility that allows to open saved items minutely.
  • While sharing the information, the user can allow to ‘can edit’, ‘can comment’, and ‘can view’ to the recipient.

How to upload files to Google Drive?

Uploading a file to Google Drive is quite easy. Just follow the steps given here –

  • STEP 1: Login to your Google account.
  • STEP 2: Type the URL - in the web browser. Type the URL in the web browser
  • STEP 3: Click New button just under ‘Google Drive.’ Click New button just under ‘Google Drive’
  • STEP 4: Select either File Upload or Folder Upload. Select either File Upload or Folder Upload
  • STEP 5: Now, browse and select the desired files/folder. Browse and select the desired files/folder
  • STEP 6: Wait while the file is getting uploaded. Wait while the file is getting uploaded
  • STEP 7: When the uploading is complete, a confirmation message is displayed. Confirmation message is displayed
  • STEP 8: When the file gets successfully saved on the Google Drive, you can view it there. View the saved files on Google Drive
Professional tools to upload files to Google Drive

Uploading files to Google Drive can be a straightforward process, as you've experienced. However, when dealing with larger files, the upload time can become significantly longer. Furthermore, a slow internet connection might lead to the upload being interrupted or canceled. Additionally, manually uploading numerous files can become impractical and time-consuming.

To ensure the accurate and efficient uploading of your files, consider employing a professional SharePoint migration tool. This tool is designed to seamlessly transfer offline files and folders from your computer to Google Drive, even when dealing with a substantial volume of files.

Use Kernel Migration for SharePoint to upload files to Google Drive

The tool to migrate multiple files from local computer to Google Drive. For migration, try the following steps to upload files and folders from file Server to Google Drive. –

  • STEP 1: Launch the tool and to start the process, select File System to Google Drive from Migration To button. Select File System to Google Drive
  • STEP 2: Now, click Browse and select the CSV file that lists the File System items. When the content of the CSV file is listed below, you can select the desired files for migration. Then click Next Click Browse and select the CSV file
  • STEP 3: Now there are two methods which you can choose to migrate files to Google Drive:
    1. through Web Authentication
    2. through Service Authentication

    The web authentication method enables you to seamlessly transfer local files to your Google Drive account. Simply choose "Web Authentication" (which is the default option), and then specify the destination folder within your Google Drive account.

    Choose method to migrate files to Google Drive
  • STEP 4: Now, the tool tries to map the attributes of the selected files automatically. Remaining attributes can be mapped manually. Then click Next. Mapp remaining attributes manually
  • STEP 5: Now, provide migration options (filters) as required and then click Next. Provide migration options (filters) as required
  • STEP 6: You can seamlessly transfer permissions to other users when sharing content. To do this, simply enable the Migrate Permission with sharingoption. Afterward, you can easily specify the users with whom you'd like to share the content. Click "Next" to initiate the migration process. Migrate permission with sharing
  • STEP 7: The migration process gets started and the software displays its progress. Display the migration process
  • STEP 8: Once the migration is completed, the tool shows a summary of the entire process. Click Finish. Summary of the entire process

Advantages of using Kernel SharePoint Migrator –

  • Migrates files from local system as well as remote servers
  • Migrate a large number of files to Google Drive at a time
  • Migrates metadata and user-permissions also
  • Automates migration using CSV file
  • Allows filtering of the file system data by various filters
  • Options to migrate to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Google Drive
  • Supports all Windows platforms and windows server
Kernel Migration for SharePoint
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