Google Drive Mirroring Facts You Need to Know

Google Drive is extremely popular among individuals and businesses, thanks to the generous 15 GB of free storage, real-time collaboration, version history and other great features. The cloud storage platform from the search giant allows you to easily share large files with your friends and colleagues. 

It is compatible with almost every Microsoft Office file format so you can view and edit your Office documents, presentations, worksheets, all in one place, without expensive Office subscriptions. Moreover, if your job involves writing a lot of text, you can voice type while running a grammar check on the fly.

If you’re using Google Drive from your browser, you’re probably missing out on a lot of other great features such as mirroring. Learning how to mirror your Google Drive files can be a bit overwhelming at times. Let’s learn the ins and outs of Mirroring in a not so complicated manner.


What is Google Drive Mirroring? What are its Benefits?

Google Drive Mirroring is said to be when you choose to keep a copy of your files offline even when they’re already synced online. Why would you need to do that? The reason is simple: Mirroring your files gives you the ability to open, edit, make copies of your Google Drive files even when you don’t have an active Internet connection at home or workplace. When you regain Internet connectivity, your files are automatically synced online.

Other Benefits:


Disadvantages of Mirroring

While there are many benefits of mirroring your Google Drive contents, there are a few disadvantages as well:



Installing Google Drive & Mirroring Your Files

  1. Visit the Google Drive download page and click on the Download Drive for desktop button.
  2. Click on Agree and Download.
  3. Once the setup has been downloaded, double-click to open it.
  4. The program will automatically start downloading the required files and install them on your computer. Once the installation has been completed, click OK.
  5. Google Drive will automatically open itself. If it doesn’t, locate it using the Start Menu entry.
  6. Click on Get Started.
  7. Sign in to your Google account.
  8. If your account is protected with 2-Step Authentication, you will need to enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
  9. Once you’re signed in, click on Got it.
  10. Google Drive will automatically check Desktop, Documents and Pictures folders for automatically backing up to Google Drive servers. Click on Choose Folder and select individual folders you want to be added to the list. Keep in mind, your free Google Drive account is limited to only 15 GB of storage.
  11. Click on the Google Drive tab on the left.
  12. To mirror your entire Google Drive account, select Sync everything in My Drive.
  13. To mirror only a few folders from your Google Drive account, select the Sync only these folders option, and then select the folders you want to mirror.
  14. Save your changes.

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