Backup your files online by using Google Docs or Google Drive as a file storage utility.

Google Docs or Google Drive can be used as an online backup / storage utility to ensure that you don’t lose the files on your computer.

Most of the Google Docs tutorials featured on deal with actually creating documents and spreadsheets.

I understand however, that not everyone is ready to take that step so this tutorial focuses on using Google Docs / Drive as solely a place to backup your files.

See Also: Google Docs How to Tutorial 2012 [Video]

The following tutorial will show you how to:

  1. Upload files to Google Docs.
  2. Upload an entire folder to Google Docs and have it automatically named.
  3. Change the name of the folder uploaded to Google Docs.

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