How to drive through Google Drive at home

Drive thru at home is a great feature for those who love the convenience of their own devices but still want to share files with others.

It’s the best way to get around when travelling, for instance, but if you need to drive to a destination, the other options can be a bit limiting.

Here’s how to drive your own personal cloud drive.

Drivethrough at home allows you to share photos, music, videos and other files between your devices.

You can share a folder with other users in your network, but the process isn’t as seamless as sharing a single drive. 

For now, Drivethrough is free and available on all of Google Drive’s most popular platforms. 

Google Drive is a platform where you can share files between computers and mobile devices.

There are a few different ways to do this, and some people might find the app a little confusing. 

Drivethrough at Home: You can add files to a folder by right clicking on it in your Google Drive account and selecting Edit. 

If you want to add files from other users, click the Edit icon next to a file and then click the Add button. 

You will then be presented with a new tab in your browser. 

Choose Drivethrough from the menu. 

Click the Add Folder button and you will be prompted to create a new folder for the file you want. 

From here, you can drag and drop the file from your computer to the folder on your mobile device. 

To save the file to your drive, you just have to select the Save link. 

Once you’ve added the file, you will need to right click the folder in your drive and select Add as a new item. 

The new file should now appear on your desktop, and you can continue using your files. 

How to drive via Google Drive: The best part about this method is that it’s really easy to use.

You don’t need to worry about copying files from your device to your own drive or opening up a browser window to do it. 

This method works with Google Drive on desktop, but it won’t work for mobile devices as well. 

Here’s how you can drive from your PC to your mobile phone. 

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Open up Google Drive and click on the drive icon in the top right corner. 

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Click on the File menu at the top of the screen. 

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Scroll down to the Files tab and click Add as an item. 

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From here, select Drivethrough as a drive.

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Click the Edit button next to the file. 

6. 

Add the file and the name of the folder to the new folder. 

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From there, right click on your new drive and choose Save Link as an attachment. 

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Close Drivethrough and open the file again. 

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From the drive menu, click on Add as Files and choose Drivethrough. 

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Your files will now be on your PC and you’ll need to add them to Drivethrough on your smartphone. 

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When you’re finished, open up Google Docs and paste the links to the files you’ve just saved. 

Note: If you want more control over the files, you could click on More Drive Options from the toolbar. 

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If you are unable to save a file to Drivethru at home, you might want to consider the option to save the files on Google Drive as a PDF instead. 

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To add new files to Drive through Drivethro, click Add from the Edit menu and then Paste as an Item. 

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Once you have added the files to the drive, right-click on the Drive thru icon in your sidebar and choose View as an image. 

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Select the File icon and then select the folder.

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You’ll see a list of folders on your screen, and each folder has a thumbnail of the file or video you’re saving. 

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In the folder, select the file type you want the file added to. 18. 

Finally, you’ll see the file selected and a new file button at the bottom of the list. 

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Now you can save the new file by right-clicking on the file on your device and selecting Save Link.

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At this point, the file has been added to Drive thru Drivetho. 

Do you have any questions? 

Let us know in the comments below. 

Thanks to Google for providing us with this information! 

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