How to backup photos from Windows PC to Google Drive?

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Google Drive is a virtual file sharing service provided by Google. Google Drive allows you to upload, share and access your photos, videos & important files from anywhere. Google Drive offers 5 GB of free storage space. Google Drive offers software applications for Windows, Mac OS X, Android devices & iOS devices. Google Drive allows you to create a special folder (Google Drive folder). Anything you put in this folder will automatically be uploaded to your Drive or anything added to your Drive will be synced with this folder. You need to install Google Drive for your windows pc to backup photos to Google Drive.

Here are the step to install Google Drive on Windows PC & backup photos to Google Drive:


  1. Go to https://drive.google.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Click "Install Drive for your computer" below the list of Drive views located at the left side of the screen.
  3. Click "Install Drive for PC" button.
  4. Your browser prompts you to save "googledrivesync.exe" file, then click "Save" button.
  5. Open googledrivesync.exe to automatically install and start Google Drive on your PC. (You may receive a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet. Click 'Open' button.)
  6. Enter your Google Account username and password. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC.
  7. Complete the installation package instructions.
  8. Launch Google Drive on your PC from the Start menu.
  9. Drag files and folders into your 'Google Drive' folder to begin syncing items to My Drive (part of Google Drive on the web).
  10. Here you can simply drag your photos directly from your computer to a location in your Google Drive to backup photos.

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

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Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!