Setting up Google Drive as the Default Folder when Saving on Mac OS X

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After setting up Google Drive File Stream or Backup and Sync on your Mac, in order to have files be saved to Google Drive by default you must first change the settings on your computer.

You will also need to change the default Save location for your Microsoft Office files so that anything you create using Word, PowerPoint, or Excel will automatically be saved in your Google Drive folder.

Environment

Drive File Stream or Backup and Sync

Mac OS X

Google Chrome

Microsoft Office

Steps

To change the default save location in Google Chrome:

  1. Navigate to the settings option by selecting Settings in the menu button in the top right of Chrome.
  2. Scroll all the way down and select Advanced to see additional settings.
  3. Continue scrolling until you see the Downloads tab.
  4. There you can select Change where you will be able to select your desired folder. Now you can locate the Google Drive folder.

 

To change the default save location in Microsoft Word:

  1. Open Microsoft Word and open a new document.

  2. From the top menu bar, go to Word>Preferences

  3. Click on File Location.

  4. Click on Modify

  5. Choose Google Drive from the sidebar, and then click Choose.

  6. Close the blank Word document (you don’t need to save it).

 

To change the default save location in Microsoft Excel

  1. Open Excel and open a new blank worksheet.

  2. From the top menu bar, go to Excel>Preferences

  3. Click on General

  4. Click the Select box next to Preferred file location

  5. Choose Google Drive from the sidebar, and then click Choose.

  6. Click OK and then close the new Excel spreadsheet. You don’t have to save the spreadsheet.

 

To change the default save location in PowerPoint:

  1. Open PowerPoint and open a new presentation.

  2. From the top menu bar, go to PowerPoint>Preferences

  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Select

  4. Choose Google Drive from the sidebar, and then click Choose.

  5. Click OK and then close the new PowerPoint presentation. You don’t have to save the presentation.


For more help, please contact ITS at its@manhattan.edu or 718-862-7973.

 

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Article ID: 43349
Created
Thu 11/30/17 1:16 PM
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