Instructions for saving a Microsoft Word document to a Google Drive Shared Drive with the Google Drive for Desktop application installed.


This guide assumes you have Google Drive for Desktop installed. For installation instructions click here.

Step-by-step guide

For Windows Computers (MS Office 365)

  1. In Microsoft Word click on the File menu in the top left corner.
  2. Select the Save As option.
  3. In the top right give your file a name.
  4. From the middle column click the Browse option. A File Explorer window will appear.
  5. Use the left column to select the This PC option (you may need to scroll to find it).
  6. Double-Click on the Google Drive (G:).
  7. Next, double-click on the Shared Drives folder.
  8. Find the Shared Drive you wish to save to and the folder within that drive.
  9. Click the Save button to complete the saving process.

For Mac Computers (MS Office 2021)

  1. In Microsoft Word click on the File menu in the top left corner.
  2. Select the Save As option.
  3. In the Save As dialog give your file a name.
  4. From the left column select the Google Drive option.
  5. Click on the Shared Drives folder.
  6. Find the Shared Drive you wish to save to and the folder within that drive.
  7. Click the Save button to complete the saving process.

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