How to Copy Files to Google Drive Faster in Windows 7

The Google Drive desktop application in Windows 7 creates a shortcut in your Favorites folder for easy access to your files. Using Windows Explorer, you can copy files to it like any other file or folder in Windows.

However, there is a faster way to copy files to your Google Drive account. By using the SendTo context menu option, you can right-click on any file or folder and send it straight to your Google Drive folder.

Here is how to set up the SendTo context menu option:

Step 1: Ensure the Google Drive desktop application installed on your Windows 7 PC.

Step 2: Open the Run dialog box by hitting Win+R, then type:%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo and hit OK.










Step 3: When the SendTo folder opens, right-click on the Google Drive icon in the left pane, under “Favorites,” and drag it over to an open area of the SendTo folder in the right pane.











Step 4: After you let go of the icon in the SendTo folder, select “Create shortcuts here.”











Step 5: To copy a file or folder using the SendTo context menu, right-click on any file or folder in Windows Explorer, then go to “Send to” and choose Google Drive.








Now you can send files to your Google Drive account in Windows by right-clicking on any file or folder. To select multiple files, just press the Ctrl key as you highlight the files you want to send.

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