GoodSync for Google Drive
With GoodSync, you can synchronize local documents and folder architectures with Google Drive or vice versa, or choose to backup to your Google Drive. The advantage to using GoodSync to backup or sync is that it will not force you to convert your local documents to Google Doc format, though you will need to if you want to edit those documents online.
How to sync via Google Drive
- Start GoodSync and click Please click here to select Folder on the Left.
Once the Browse dialog appears, click Google Drive.
- Enter your Google username and password, then click Go (top right).
If this is your first time syncing with Google Drive, you see the following message. Click Allow.
- Once the folders on the Google Drive server appear, select the folder which you would like to backup/sync with.
- Once you have selected the location, click Ok.
- Select “Please click here to select folder” on the Right to select the destination folder where you would like to backup/sync to and select Ok.
Please ensure that your job type is correct. Go to Job > Options > (Job Type)
Left to Right backup (1-Way)
Right to Left backup (1-Way)
- Start the sync/backup process by clicking the Analyze button.
- Examine the file copy actions that Analyze proposes and make sure they are correct.
- Click the Sync button to complete the proposed changes.
Google Docs Note: Google Docs are in a special format that allows users to edit them online, but not on their desktop (in Microsoft Word, for example). To edit the content of a Google Doc on your desktop, you will have to convert it to another file format first. To do so:
- Open the document you want to convert in Google Docs.
- Download the document by clicking File>Download as.
- Choose a format of your choice (like .doc).
- A new window will prompt you to open the download in a program of your choice OR save it to a particular location. After making your selection, click OK.