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Google Drive File Stream allows you to stream your Drive files directly from the cloud to your Mac or PC, freeing up disk space and network bandwidth.

Because Drive files are stored in the cloud, any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated everywhere. You’ll always have the latest version.

Step 1: When you are logged into your email, open your Google Drive.

Step 2: On the top right corner of the screen, select the "Settings" gear icon.

Step 3: Select “Get Drive File Stream for Windows” from the drop down menu.

Step 4: You will be redirected to the following page. Select “DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS”.

Step 5: An executable file will be downloaded. Once completed, click on the file and the download...

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You can either follow the step-to-step guide below or this video tutorial: 

If the video does not play, open it on another tab through the expand icon on the top-right corner. 

Step 1: On your computer, download Drive File Stream using the steps shown in the below articles: 
            
            For Windows: 
https://itfaq.aus.edu/faq/328 
            For Mac: https://itfaq.aus.edu/faq/327
 
This will allow you to access your Google Drive as a local folder on your computer. 

Step 2: On your phone, download the Google Drive application through the App store or Play store.  

Step 3: Log in to Google Drive using your AUS credentials. 
 
Step 4: Take a picture of your answer sheet and open it in your "Gallery". 
 
Step 5: Select the photo (or multiple photos) and from the “Upload” menu select “Google Drive” as the destination. 

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Making regular backups of your data is of utmost importance and will keep your data safe should there be any hardware or software malfunctions.
Here are some backup solutions:

USB and Hard Drive: The easiest way to save your data is by making a copy of your relevant information at regular intervals. 

Documents, PowerPoint Presentations and Excel spreadsheets will fit into most USB drives. Program Installations, Videos, Audio files and RAW Picture formats are best kept in external hard drives. We recommend a personal Hard Drive of at least 500GB capacity to backup your data.  

CD/DVD: These optical disks ensure that your data is securely burned onto the disk.

U-Drive: Each faculty, student and staff member has their own personal AUS shared folder. Should you have sufficient space, we suggest you keep a copy of any information you are currently working on in...

Purpose

Provide the American University of Sharjah (AUS) community with guidelines to ensure that AUS Google Drive is utilized in a manner that maximizes business benefits and minimizes the risks of information leakage. 

Scope

1. The guidelines apply to all current and potential users (faculty, staff, students, alumni and others) of the AUS provided Google Drive.

2. The guidelines are applicable to information shared with external users outside of AUS (not part of AUS faculty, staff, students, and alumni). However, it is still advisable to follow these guidelines for sharing information within the AUS network (Google Drive users).

Guidelines

AUS Google Drive users are advised to follow the guidelines mentioned below:

Only official documents, including documents that only you need to access, should be saved on AUS provided Google Drive. Sensitive Information: Users are advised not to share personal and sensitive information, as outlined in the AUS privacy policy published at https://www.aus.edu/privacy, with users outside...

When you are logged into your email:

Step 1: At the top right corner of the screen, click on "Google Apps" icon.

Step 2: Select “Drive”.

Step 3: The page will redirect you to your Google drive.

When accessing by link:

Step 1: Open a browser and type “drive.google.com”.

Step 2: Type in your email address along with “@aus.edu”.

Step 3: ​Enter your AUS username as ([email protected]), make sure to write the username with @aus.edu and click Next


Step 4: Enter your password on the Next prompt and Click Sign in
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After accessing your Google Drive and finding the files you would like to share:

Step 1: Click on the file and sharing options, “Get Shareable Link” and “Share” will appear. If you would like to share multiple files at the same time, hold "Shift button" on your keyboard and click on each file.

Step 2: Select a way to share the file.

   Step 2.1: Share a link to the file.
   You can send other people a link to your file so anyone with the link can use it.

       Step 2.1.1: Click on “Get shareable link” and use the link that appeared to share the file.

       Step 2.1.2: To adjust access details, click on “Sharing settings”.

       

       Step 2.1.3: Next to “Anyone with the link”, click the Down...

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Get the most out of G Suite with training guides, tips and other resources at G Suite Learning center.
https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center

To learn more about AUS Guidelines on sharing information through Google Drive please refer to: ​Guidelines for sharing information on Google Drive
 

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Google Drive File Stream allows you to stream your Drive files directly from the cloud to your Mac or PC, freeing up disk space and network bandwidth.

Because Drive files are stored in the cloud, any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated everywhere. You’ll always have the latest version.

Step 1: When you are logged into your email, open your Google Drive.

Step 2: On the top right corner of the screen, select the "Settings" gear icon.

Step 3: Select “Get Drive File Stream for MAC” from the drop down menu.

Step 4: You will be redirected to the page shown below. Under "Download and install Drive File stream", select  “DOWNLOAD FOR MAC”.

Step 5: An executable file will be downloaded. Once completed,...

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