Create a Windows 7 shortcut to copy files to Google Drive
You can create a Windows 7 shortcut to quickly copy files to Google Drive. The online file storage and sync service Google Drive lets users to save files online on the servers maintained by Google. Up to 5GB of free online storage is offered by Google. If more than 5GB space is required, a subscription plan needs to be taken.
On a Windows 7-based PC, the Google Drive desktop app can be downloaded and installed. In a post on CNET, freelance writer Ed Rhee presents a simple method to add the Google Drive shortcut to the ‘Send To’ context menu in Windows 7.
Benefits of using the Windows 7 shortcut to move files to Google Drive
After you create a shortcut in Windows 7 to copy files to Google Drive, just right-click any file and click the option ‘Send To ‘. From the context menu that opens, select ‘Google Drive’. That’s all that you need to do. Similarly, to copy multiple files, just hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key as you select files and then right-click it. Click ‘Send To’ and then click on ‘Google Drive’.
According to Ed Rhee, using the ‘Send to’ context menu option is faster as compared to the Google Drive shortcut folder in Windows 7.
How to create the Google Drive shortcut in the ‘Send to’ context menu
The steps presented by Ed Rhee to create the Windows 7 shortcut are as follows:
- Press the key combination ‘Windows log key’ + ‘R’ to open the ‘Run’ dialog box.
- Enter ‘%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo’ in the ‘Run’ dialog box and click ‘Ok’.
- In the ‘Send To’ window, right-click on the Google Drive option in the left pane and drag it to an open area in the right pane.
- Now select the option ‘Create shortcuts here’.
By following these steps, you can create the Google Drive shortcut in the ‘Send to’ context menu in Windows 7.
Check out the full article by Ed Rhee which includes easy to understand screenshots of the solution steps.