• Open the Google Drive Icon on your desktop or start menu • If Google Drive is not already installed, Go to and then open googledrivesync.exe to automatically start the installation process. If you see a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet, click Open. • Type your Google Account username and password to sign in to Google Drive. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC. • Complete the installation instructions.
Google Drive for Mac (Apple) - Change Account. If you have the Google Drive for Mac client installed on your PC, and would like to change the account associated with it, you may have noticed that disconnecting your account will not allow you to set up another account.
• Click Start and choose Google Drive. • Move or copy files and folders from your desktop into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items. You’ll be able to find your files and folders in 'My Drive' on. As soon as you finish installing Google Drive for your Mac/PC or mobile app, your device can sync with Google Drive on the web so that you can view your files from any device. This sync will only take place with, the section of Google Drive on the web that contains files and folders you've uploaded and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that you own. When everything has synced between your device and “My Drive” – it may take a few minutes if you have a lot of stuff – you can access and launch the same files from all your devices.
Pause syncing If the syncing between Drive for your Mac/PC and Drive on the web is taking a while, you can pause it at any time. • Click the Google Drive icon.
• On a Mac, the icon is usually found in the menu bar at the top right of your desktop screen. • On a PC, the icon is usually found in the taskbar in the bottom right of your desktop screen. • Click the overflow icon in the top right. Outlook mailbox is full. • Click Pause. Resume syncing If you want to start up the sync again after pausing it, you can resume syncing. • Click the Google Drive icon. • On a Mac, the icon is usually found in the menu bar at the top right of your desktop screen.
• On a PC, the icon is usually found in the taskbar in the bottom right of your desktop screen. • Click the overflow icon in the top right. • Click Resume. See sync in action You don't have to do anything to set up syncing other than connect to the Internet. If you want to see the status of your files as you’re syncing them, click the Google Drive icon and look at the symbol next to a file: • Fully synced • Still syncing • Not able to sync.
I used my home computer for desktop Google Drive with my work email account. Once I left the company, they changed the password on the account. I would now like to use Google Drive desktop with my personal email address. I am not able to access preferences to disable the old account since I don't know the new password they established for that account. How can I disable desktop Drive with that account and initiate desktop Drive with my personal account, without knowing the password for the work account? If you are using Google Drive on a Mac you need to delete some files in order to re-sign in. Close Google Drive by clicking on the icon in the menu bar and choosing Quit Google Drive.
There is no need to uninstall the app. In your home folder (/Users/username/) go to Library/Preferences/ and delete two files: com.google.GoogleDrive.plist com.google.GoogleDrive.plist.lockfile Then navigate to another folder in your home folder, Library/Application Support/Google/Drive/ and delete all the files and folders. Now restart Google Drive and you will be able to sign in with your personal account.