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Google has a plugin called Backup and Sync that allows you to access and edit files saved in your Google Drive directly within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other programs. Once installed, you can create, open, and save files within your Google Drive without having to download the file and re-upload it after changes are made.

Step-by-step guide

To install the plugin:

  1. Download it from Google’s website at: https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/
  2. Install it on your computer.
    1. You will need local administrator rights in order to install the software. Reference our list of decision makers and local admins to know who in your department can assist you.
  3. Once installed, login with your Gmail@Valpo account.


Still need help?

For additional assistance, contact the IT Help Desk.