What is Google Drive

What is Google Drive

You must have listened to Google drive. Google drive is a product by Google. With the help of Google drive, you can easily store your data online without paying any cost. Google Drive allows you to save any file, document, songs, and videos online.

The only thing which you need to save your data on Google drive is a Gmail account. If you have a Gmail account then you can easily use Google Drive to save your data online.

Google Drive provides an online space of a maximum of 15 GB to store your data. You get only 15 GB of storage space on one Gmail ID.



Is Google Drive free

Yes, Google Drive is free. But you will only get 15 GB of space to store your data online.

If you want to increase your storage space on Google drive then you will have to purchase the space on Google drive.

[Read complete storage plans here]

You should use Google drive because Google drive provides you online storage of 15 GB where you can store your data online.

And the best advantage of saving your data online is that your data will remain saved forever until you delete it yourself.

Let us take an example of the advantage of saving your data online.

If you have saved your data in a hard disk and your hard disk gets corrupt by chance and you lost your data. But you had already saved that lost data on the Google drive then you can recover and access data from the Google drive.

So, this is the advantage of storing your data on Google drive.



How to use Google Drive (On PC)

To know the procedure read the below steps carefully:
  • The very first step is to open your Chrome application on your PC.
  • Then you have to click on the Google apps option which is present at the top corner on the right-hand side.
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  • Now from the Google apps, click on the Google Drive option.

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  • Then you will have to log in to your Gmail account to open your Google drive.
  • And on the google drive, you have to click on the Add option to upload your file on Google drive.

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  • After you click on the Add option then you will see a menu on your screen.

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  • Now here if you want to upload a folder then click on the Folder upload option. But if you want to upload a file then click on the File upload option. Here I`m uploading a File. So, That`s why I will click on the File upload option.

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  • I`m uploading an image of Iron Man to the Google drive.

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  • Now after you upload your file then you will see that the uploading process will start and you will see an interface at the right-hand bottom side.

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And when your upload completes then you will see the message on your screen which is shown in the image below.
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We have successfully uploaded the image of Iron Man to Google Drive.

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How to delete files from Google Drive (On PC)

To know the procedure, read the below steps carefully. And I`m going to delete the same image which I have uploaded to the google drive above.

  • Right-click on your uploaded file.
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  • Then click on Remove option. After that, your file will get deleted.

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We have successfully deleted our file. Now, follow the below methods to recover deleted files.


Recover deleted files from Google Drive (On PC)

  • If you want your file back then you will get an option to "undo" your action. After you click on the "Undo" button then you will get your file back into your drive.

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  • But if you miss that undo button and you want to recover your deleted file. Then click on the "Trash" button.

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  • Then you will see your deleted file in the Trash. And you have to right-click on the file which you want to restore and then you will see two options i.e. Restore and Delete. If you want to restore the file then click on the Restore option. But if you want to delete the file forever then click on the Delete forever.

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  • After you click on the Restore option then you will get your file back in your Drive.

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We have successfully recovered our deleted files.



How to use Google drive (On Android)

To upload files from Android follow the below steps.
  • The very first is to open your Google drive application on your Android device.
  • Now you have to click on the Add option which is present at the bottom corner side.
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  • After you click on the Add button then you will see a menu on your screen where you have to click on the Upload option.

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  • After that select the file which you want to upload. After that, you will see that you have successfully uploaded your file in Google drive.

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As you can see that we have successfully uploaded the file.


How to delete files from Google Drive

  • If you want to delete the file from Google drive then click on the three-dot button of the item which you want to delete.
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  • After that click on the Remove option.

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We have successfully deleted the file. Now follow the below procedure to recover the deleted files.


Recover deleted files from Google Drive

  • First of all, open the Google Drive application on your Android Smartphone and then click on the three-dash button in Google drive application.
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  • After that, you will see the "Bin" option and you have to click on the Bin option.

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  • After you click on the Bin option then you will see the file which you have deleted. And then click on the three-dot button of the file which you want to restore.

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  • Now after you click on the three-dot button then you will have to click on the "Remove" option.

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  • After you click on the Restore button then you will see that file which you have restored in the "My Drive" section.

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We have successfully restored the deleted files.


Last Words

I have shared this article because some people don`t know about Google Drive.

I hope that this post will help you guys. Please let me know in the comment section, do you find this article helpful or not.

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