How To Upload files To The Cloud

If you have a large number of photos, videos, movies, music and documents on your computer, but your hard drive no longer has the capacity to store more files; the solution is to create a cloud and save all your files there. In this article you will learn how to upload and share files in the cloud for free .

How to Upload and Share Files in the Cloud for Free

Index(  )

  1. What is the cloud?
  2. Steps to upload files to the cloud for free
  3. Steps to share files in the cloud for free
    1. Points of interest

What is the cloud?

It is a server to store documents , movies , videos, photos or any type of information. It was created for everyone; since it is an easy-to-use tool that makes it easy for you to access your files at all times from any device.

There are different platforms that allow you to store files for free, these are Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive. But we may wonder what the best cloud storage services are .

Well, for this post we will choose Google Drive because the advantages it offers are many; for example, its storage capacity is very good in the free version and file sharing is very easy. You can also access your documents from any device.

Therefore, we will show you how to upload and share files in a cloud using Google Drive. In addition, you can even share files or folders from Google Drive by having them in the cloud.

Steps to upload files to the cloud for free

  1. You must log into your Google Drive account.
  2. When you have logged in, go to the menu on the left side of the screen and click on the option “+ New”, where a tab with various options will be displayed.
  3. In that tab you must choose “upload file”or “upload folder”
  4. A window will open where all the documents, videos, movies and series that you have stored on your PC will appear; select the file you want toupload and click “OK”.
  5. After choosing the desired file, a pop-up window will open; in the lower right hand side of the screen. This window will allow you to view the upload process of the file you chose to upload to the cloud.
  6. After performing these steps the file will be stored in your cloud immediately.

If you have a file in your cloud with a specific name, but you want to upload another document or folder with the same name that already exists in the cloud, Google Drive allows you to do so. What you should do is follow the steps above (steps 1-5), then you must click on “Keep as separate file”. Once done, you will even be able to download photos from Google Drive cloud easily.

Steps to share files in the cloud for free

Google Drive allows you to share files, you can also authorize the people with whom you share a file to edit, comment or just view the document.

  1. You must log in with your Gmail account.
  2. Right click on the file, spreadsheet or information you want to share; A menu will be displayed and you must choose the option “+ Share” .
  3. A window will immediately open where you must enter the emailsof the people with whom you want to share this information. Also in the lower right is the word “Advanced”, by clicking there you can assign each email the option to edit, comment or see what you have shared.
  4. In the “Add a note” tab, you can write some kind of comment for the receiver of the file but this is optional. Finally, press the “Send” button, so that the documents are shared.

Points of interest

  • In order to share files in Google Drive, it is essential to have a Gmail email.
  • You can share multiple files at the same time; You do this by pressing the “Shift” key on the keyboard and selecting all the items you want. Then you click on “+ Share”.
  • You can also share your files publicly to Internet users; Your file will appear on the Internet with your name indicating that you are the owner of that document.

Storing files in a cloud is very safe and allows you to access your information from anywhere with the device you want.

You can also use it from many platforms, since it is possible to upload a file to the clouds with Skydrive , and many others. Also by using a cloud you avoid overloading your hard drive with files. Start using a cloud today!

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