- Safety and Security
- Network and Phone
- Mobile Devices
ALERT - Dangerous computer malware
CryptoLocker is dangerous, malicious computer software that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). The nefarious individuals then hold your data for ransom and try to extort money from you.
Learn more about this risk and how to protect yourself here - http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/safety-and-security/computer-viruses-fraud/computer-viruses/cryptolocker-dangerous-ransomware
What is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store up to 30GB of data. Since your data is saved to Google's servers, you can access your files anywhere you have an internet connection. You can upload documents, presentations, pictures, videos, and anything else you may need.
NOTE: Standard image, video, and text file types are supported by Google Drive. You can view the same files as you can using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and many others including .ZIP and .RAR file types. A full list of the file types can be found here.
How do I access Google Drive?
You will be able to access Google Drive by going to the Google Apps for OSU login portal. If you are already logged in to Google Apps for OSU but are using a different app, you may click Drive at the top of any Google page.
How do I use Google Drive?
There are 4 key features you might be interested in:
Creating Google Files
To create a file, click the red "Create" button (labeled as 1 in the screenshot). This option allows you to create folders, text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings and more! Simply choose the file type you wish to make.
If you wish to upload a file or folder from your local computer, click the red "Upload" button (labeled as 2 in the screenshot) and select the files or folders you wish to add to the drive.
To download a file that is saved on the Drive:
- Check the box of the file/files you wish to download
- Click on the More button
- In the drop down menu, click Download.
Sometimes you will want to share your file with another person:
- Check the box of the file/files you wish to share
- Click on the More button
- In the drop down menu, hover over Share, and then click Share in the new menu
- Add the people you wish to share the document with by name or email at the bottom of the sharing settings menu (note: these persons must have Google accounts to see the file you share.)
- Copy the link to share a the top of the sharing settings menu and send that to collaborators
- Click Done
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