Overview of uploading to Google Docs

Overview of uploading to Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to upload and store files in the cloud. You can upload both files and folders, including an array of file types ranging from document types to image types to video formats. Here are some of the things you can do when you upload files or folders to Google Docs:

  • Access your files and folders from any computer, anywhere in the world by signing into Google Docs. The only requirement is that you have an Internet connection.
  • Share files and folders with friends, family members or colleagues, allowing them to view the files in the Google Docs Viewer.
  • Convert files to Google Docs format and collaboratively edit these files online.
  • Upload photos and videos to view or share.

Commonly asked questions about uploading files and folders to Google Docs:

  • Are uploaded files secure?

     Uploaded files have the same privacy and security as any of your other documents in Google Docs. Additionally, the default visibility setting for uploaded files is “Private.”

  • How big can an uploaded file or folder be?

    An uploaded file or folder can be up to 10GB. If you’d like to convert a file to Google Docs format, the size limit depends on the file type. Learn more about size limits in Google Docs.

  • Why aren’t my uploaded files showing in my Documents List?

    If your Document List is sorted by Priority, uploaded files and folders may not show at the top. If you’d like your uploaded files and folders to show at the top of your Documents list, you should switched to the Last Modified view.

  • Can I share and collaborate on a file I upload?

    You can share any uploaded file with another person. If you’ve converted that file to Google Docs format, you can also collaborate on that doc in real-time with other people.

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