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How to Use Google Drive

To get started, log in to Google Drive on the web, install Google Drive on your computer or mobile device, and then put your files into Google Drive.

Logging in to Google Drive

  1. Go to
  2. On Stanford's web authentication page, enter your SUNet ID and password and then click Login.
  3. The list of your Google Drive documents displays.

Sync and stream files

You can use Drive for desktop to stream My Drive files directly from the cloud. This desktop application allows you to open and edit most document types directly out of Drive for desktop. When you make edits to the file, the changes are automatically saved in Drive for desktop and synced back to the cloud when an internet connection is available.

Accessing Google Drive on your mobile device

Using Google Drive

Last modified July 15, 2021