Google Drive as a Backup Alternative


What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a free cloud storage service that allows you to store files from your computer, laptop, mac or even Mobile devices online and access them anywhere using the cloud.


Why use Google Drive?

Google Drive offers you 15GB of free storage space which will be substantial for all your large documents and files.

Google Drive allows you to access your data from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet Connection.

It can even be used to share your documents and files with anyone and anywhere.


How to get started with Google Drive:


Step 1:

Open your preferred Internet Browser e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari


Step 2:

In the address bar at the top type the following address: and navigate to it to use the online version of Google Drive.


Alternatively you can use the Google Drive App and install it on your pc by clicking the below link:

Google Drive App Setup Instructions


Step 3:

Sign in with your Rhodes email address and password which all Rhodes staff members should have.

If you are unable to log in and you are positive that your details are correct please contact the Information & Technology Services.


Step 4:

Once you are logged in correctly you should see a similar home screen as the screenshot below:




Step 5:

You then need to select the files and folders that you would like to backup to Google Drive.

This can be done by clicking on the "My Drive" drop down tab and select " Upload Files"

See below screenshot.



Step 6:

Once you click on upload files or upload folder depending on what you want to backup Google Drive will open a File Explorer where you can select what you want to upload

After selecting what you want to upload click on the "Open" button to upload it to Google Drive

See below screenshot:



Your files and documents will then be uploaded to Google Drive, you can access them anytime from anywhere. 

Last Modified: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:27:54 SAST