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How do I access documents on my Chromebook from Google Drive while I'm offline?

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If you want to get to and access your documents on your Chromebook when you are offline or not connected to the internet, you will need to make them available offline. You can use Google Drive to edit and view saved documents while offline.

You will need to make sure Google Drive is turned on so that you can save documents for offline use.

Turn on Google Drive

  • Make sure you are online, and login to your Chromebook.
  • Open Chrome .
  • Navigate to your Google Drive by going to drive.google.com.
  • Click on the setting icon  in the top right hand corner.
  • From the offline area, check the box next to: Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawing Files to this computer so that you can edit offline.
  • Select Done.

Your files will now begin to sync with your Chromebook and your Google Drive, depending on the amount and size of the files this process may take several minutes. 

You can remove synced files from your Chromebook by turning off your Google Drive.

Turn off Google Drive

  • Make sure you are online, and login to your Chromebook.
  • Open Chrome .
  • Navigate to your Google Drive by going to drive.google.com.
  • Click on the setting icon  in the top right hand corner.
  • From the offline area, uncheck the box next to: Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawing Files to this computer so that you can edit offline.
  • Select Done.