How to Upload any Type of File to Google Drive?

Google Drive is a very powerful and secure platform that provides the user free storage to upload or store any type of data. Google Drive acts as a backup and users can access or recover their data in case of any data loss. Google Drive provides up to 15GB of free storage, after that, users can purchase the monthly or annual plan for more storage.

This article will explore the method to upload any type of file in Google Drive.

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Method 1: Upload the File in Google Docs (Manually)

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Users can upload any type of file in Google Drive to protect it from any data loss. Let’s discuss the method to upload the file in Google Drive. To do so, open your Google Drive and click on the “New” button on the left side, as shown in the below image:

Upload a File

From the dropdown menu, click on the “File upload” option:

Note: Users can also open the drop-down by the “right click” of the mouse.

Now, choose the file from your computer directory and click “open” as in our case, the file is “index.php”:

Google Drive shows a pop-up at the bottom right side and will start uploading your file. Uploading time depends not only on the size of the file but also on the speed of the internet connection user has:

Upload a Folder

Users can also upload folders using the “Folder upload” option:

When the user selects the “Folder upload” option, Google Drive will exclude the files and will only show the Folders, as can be seen in the below image:

Select the folder from your directory and click on the “Upload” option:

After that, Google Drive will confirm if the user wants to upload that folder in Google Drive. Click on “Upload” if the user wants to upload that folder:

In case of choosing the wrong folder or don’t want to upload that folder, the user can cancel it.

The uploading will start; it will take some time, depending upon the size of the folder and the internet speed of the user:

Once the uploading is finished, the folder will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Note: Any type of file can be uploaded to Google Drive.

Method 2: Upload the File in Google Drive (Drag and Drop)

In this method, the file / Folder will be uploaded using the Drag and Drop Method. Users don’t need to select the files manually from the computer; just drag the file and place it to Google Drive, as can be seen in the below guide:

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Once the will uploaded, the pop-up will show the message for upload:

The drag-and-drop method is only applicable to Windows 10 or the previous versions of Windows. The latest Windows 11 does not support the drag/drop feature.

Bonus Tip: How to Upload any File in Google Drive Mobile App?

Google Drive support for the Mobile App is also available, and users can also upload any type of file from the phone as well.  Let’s discuss the method to upload the file on Mobile App.

Open your Google Drive application and click on the “+” button from the bottom of the screen:

Choose “Upload” to upload any file from your mobile:

Select the file from the phone storage to upload it in Google Drive, as in our case, the image file will be uploaded:

After selection, the relevant file will be added as shown below:

This way, users can upload any type of file on Mobile App.

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Conclusion

In Google Drive, the file can be uploaded by clicking on the “+ New ” button or by using the “Drag and Drop” method. However, the “Drag/Drop” functionality is unavailable in Windows 11. In this post, two methods are explained with detailed examples to upload any type of file in Google Drive from your computer. Apart from that, you have also learned the mobile app method of Google Drive to upload files from mobile. Apart from that, the Mobile method to upload any type of file in Google Drive is also explained in this post.