You can choose a location on your computer where downloads will be saved by default or pick a specific destination for each download:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under the "Downloads" section, adjust your download settings:
  • To change the default download location, click "Change" and select where you'd like your files to be saved.
  • If you'd rather choose a specific location for each download, check the box next to "Ask where to save each file before downloading."

Default download locations:

If you didn't change your default download location, then Google Chrome downloads files to the following locations:

  • Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8: \Users\<username>\Downloads
  • Mac/Users/<username>/Downloads\


You can upload, view, share, and edit files with Google Drive.

Types of files:






On your computer, you can upload from or your desktop. You can upload files into private or shared folders.

Drag files into Google Drive

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Open or create a folder.
  3. To upload files and folders, drag them into the Google Drive folder.

Use the Google Drive application for your Mac/PC

  1. Install the application on your computer.
  2. On your computer, you'll see a folder called "Google Drive".
  3. Drag files or folders into that folder. They will upload to Drive and you will see them on

Convert documents into Google formats:

If you want to upload files like Microsoft Word documents, you can change a setting to convert files.

Note: You can only change Google Drive settings from your computer.

  1. Using a computer, go to
  2. Next to "Convert Uploads," check the box.

Upload files with the same name:

If you upload a file with the same name, Google Drive will upload the file as a revision of the file already in Google Drive.

To keep both files:

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Upload a file.
  3. Click Keep as separate file.