Google Drive for your Mac/PC is an application that installs a folder on your computer like other folders on your computer with one big difference -- automatic syncing with your Google Drive on the web.
Like other folders on your computer
Google Drive for your Mac/PC is like any other folder on your computer. You can:
- Drag files in and out of the folder
- Rename files
- Move files and folders around
- Edit and save
- Move to trash
Most of the files and folders in your Google Drive folder are available even when you don't have an Internet connection.
With a few extras...
The difference with Google Drive for your Mac/PC is that any changes you make locally in the Google Drive folder are mirrored in My Drive on the web. That means anything you share, move, modify, or put in the trash will be reflected in My Drive the next time your computer syncs.
You can also share recently synced files directly from the sync menu. Just click the share icon next to the file you want to share.