Google Drive is Lafayette’s preferred location for online storage of files, documents, and other content. It is made up of two kinds of drives:
To learn more about the differences between the two, see Google Shared Drives and My Drive Differences.
New files and folders can be added to My Drive by clicking the [+ New] button in Google Drive. This allows you to create new folders, Google file formats, and to upload files and folders. My Drive can be accessed via the web interface as well as from your desktop using Drive File Stream. To learn about setting up and using Drive File Stream, see Getting Started with File Stream.
To share files or folders in My Drive:
For more information on levels of access to shared content and the options available for link sharing, see My Drive File Sharing Access and Permissions.
Note: If you share with a non-Gmail email address, the person will only be able to view the file.
To see who has shared access to your My Drive content, click Advanced from the “Share with others” dialogue box.
In Shared with me in the left side menu in Google Drive, you can see the following:
To add the files to My Drive:
Note: Content shared with you is not visible in Drive File Stream unless you add it as a shortcut first.