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Self-Guided Computer Orientation: Google Drive

Please follow these 6 steps to complete the self-guided computer orientation:

  1. Set Your Password for the First Time
  2. Visit the Mills Portal - Gateway to Campus Resources
  3. Register for the Emergency Notification Service
  4. Check Your New Email Account
  5. Using Google Drive for Personal File Storage
  6. Learn Student Lab Locations and Lab Rules

5. Using Google Drive for Personal File Storage

Google Drive is part of the Google Apps for Education suite of services. Google Drive is where you can safely and reliably save any files you create while at Mills. This storage space is reserved just for you, and provides easy access to your files from any computer.

You may access Google Drive while logged into your email. Click on the "Apps" button in the upper right hand corner of your email window (looks like a block of 9 small squares) and then select "Drive".

Please note that, when creating files on a Mills College PC or Mac, it is possible to save them to the local desktop. All files saved onto the local desktop in the student labs will be erased at least once a week. This can happen at any time. We recommend that all files be saved to either Google Drive or a personal storage device.

Please continue to step 6.


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Information Technology Helpdesk
Lucie Stern Hall 21

P: 510.430.2005

Last Updated: 5/26/17