How to Sync Google Drive Files and Folders for Offline Access

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

How does Google Drive work offline

  • You can sync your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files offline to access them in Google Drive even when you are not connected to the internet.
  • Your Google Drive files will get saved to your computer, so it’s best to ensure you have enough storage space.

How to enable Google Drive offline sync step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Sync Google Drive Items For Offline Access - Step 1

Go to Google Drive at, click the gear icon in the top right, and select Settings.

Step 2

How To Sync Google Drive Items For Offline Access - Step 2

To the right of Offline, check the box Create, open and edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets and Slides file on this device while offline.

Click DONE.

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