Sunday, April 28, 2013

Need to Access Google Drive but internet is down? Google Chrome's offline access

Google Drive users may experience internet outages or may be in a place where there are no internet access, now with Google Drive offline access it will let you view your files even with no internet.

Set up offline access so that the next time you're offline you'll still be able to view Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, shuffle folders around, and edit files stored in your Google Drive folder.

"If you've set up Google Drive offline, you can now create and edit drawings offline. In addition, all of your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will now be automatically available offline (space permitting), so you won't have to worry about remembering that specific file before catching your flight!

It may take a few days to see these changes as we complete the roll-out. If you haven’t used offline yet, give it a try today:" it said in a google+ post.

However, only one Google account per Chrome profile can set up offline access to Drive.

"If you are unable to set up offline access because another user has already done so, you can create a new Chrome profile and then follow the above steps to add offline access for your account," it said.

The user must enable offline access for this feature to work.

With this new feature you can also view files tons of files such as PDFs, Microsoft Office files, and images, from your Google Drive folder even when you're disconnected from the Internet. Any changes you've made to synced files while offline will sync to all devices with a time stamp when you reconnect to the Internet.

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