Offline Access to Google Drive Files


You can access your Google Drive files while offline if you follow the steps below.  The steps were posted by Google at (

Set up offline access

Follow these steps to enable offline access on your computer. Keep in mind that offline access is available only when you’re using Chrome or a Chrome OS device. If you use Chrome OS, there’s no need to complete these steps, as offline access is already set up for you.

  1. From, click More on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Select Offline Docs.
  3. Setting up offline access is a two-step process. First, click the blue button that saysGet the app. If you already have the app installed, you won’t need to complete this step.
  4. You’ll be taken to the Chrome web store. Click Add to Chrome in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  5. Once the app is installed, you’ll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Drive app icon. To return to Drive, click the Google Drive icon.
  6. On the right side of the dialog on the Offline Docs page, click the blue button that says Enable offline.
Once you have completed these steps, you can now access your Google Drive files while offline if you use the Chrome browser.  If you downloaded Google Drive onto your computer, you can not use that to access your files.  You must use Chrome to access your files.  Follow the steps in the video below.


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