How to backup photo folder from computer to Google Drive?

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Google Drive is Google's cloud storage & synchronization service which allows you to backup and sync your photos, videos, important files and documents to cloud storage & access them from anywhere. Google Drive offers a built-in office suite feature, where you can edit spreadsheets, word documents and presentations. Google Drive allow users to "Drag-and-drop" files & folders directly from your computer to your Google Drive account.

Google Drive is one of the best places to backup your Photos. It offers 5 GB free storage for new users & goes as high as 30 TB for $299.99 per month.

Following are the steps to backup photo folder to Google Drive:

There are 3 ways to upload the photo folder.

1) Drag-and-drop folder.

2) Upload folders to Google Drive (using Chrome).

3) Upload folders to Google Drive (in a browser other than Chrome).

1) Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account. Simply drag and drop your photo folder from your computer to Google Drive. You can upload folders directly into a folder or sub-folder in your Google Drive.

2) Upload folders to Google Drive (using Chrome):

- Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.

- Click "Upload" button.

- Select "Folder" option to upload.

- Once you are done with your upload, you can click the link to open the uploaded folder in Google Drive.

3) Upload folders to Google Drive (in a browser other than Chrome):

Here you will need to enable folder upload in these browsers each time you visit your Google Drive.

- Enable Java in your browser.

- Confirm that Java is enabled by visiting the Java test page.

- Install the Java applet: Click "Upload" button in Google Drive and install the Java Applet. A security dialog box will open asking if you want to allow an applet to run. Install this applet.

- Go to https://drive.google.com & sign in to your account.

- Click "Upload" button.

- Select "Folder" to upload.

- Once you are done with your upload, you can click the link to open the uploaded folder in Google Drive.

You can install PicBackMan's Google Drive uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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