How to pin Google Drive to Taskbar

Google Drive is a cloud-based data storage service that offers 15 gigabytes of storage space to edit documents online, backup, syncs your files and folders, store data on the cloud for easy and anywhere access. Now, let us check how to pin Google Drive to Taskbar.

pin Google Drive to Taskbar
pin Google Drive to Taskbar

Your precious data is stored on Google’s servers so that you can access it from anywhere and easily edit files.

Google Drive is versatile, compatible with a wide range of devices. To access all these services of Google Drive, you need to open it on your web browser which requires internet connection. But, it is difficult to have a stable internet connection always.

So adding Google Drive to your device’s taskbar brings ease to handling your drive data. You can sync all your data, including your photos and videos on your device. You can have your documents from Google Drive in your Taskbar for offline access. Let’s dive deep to know how to pin Google Drive to Taskbar for easy access.

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What is Taskbar?

The taskbar is a desktop toolbar application that allows you to perform tasks such as switching between open windows and starting new applications.

The taskbar is typically found on the bottom of the desktop containing, Start button, Quick launch toolbar, placeholders for open windows, and the notification area. You can easily locate and launch applications through the Taskbar. The taskbar is said to be Dock in Mac.

How to pin to Google Drive to Taskbar?

To pin Google Drive to Taskbar in your device, you have to first download Google Drive to your device(both PC and Mac). Then you can add the GoogleDrive to Taskbar easily.

Google Drive download for PC

To download Google Drive to your PC,

  • Go to the Google Drive Download website and select Download for PC.
  • A window screen will appear that asks you to agree with Google Terms of Service. Once you read the terms, select “Accept and install”.
  • Google Drive will begin to download as a file labeled googledrivesync.exe. 
  • Dependent on your browser, the downloaded file may appear anywhere on your PC. After, Google Drive is completely downloaded, select googledrivesync.exe.
  • A window will appear that asks you to run the file or not. Select ‘Run’.
  • You “User Account Control” may be asking if you want to allow Google Drive to make changes to your PC. 
  • Select ‘Yes’. Your Google Drive will begin installing.
  • Once the installation is done, a “Welcome to Google Drive” window will open. 
  • Select Get Started and provide your Gmail address to start using Google Drive.

How to pin Google Drive to taskbar windows 7?

Windows 7 has a modified version of classic Taskbar called ‘Superbar’ that provides lots of beneficial features like jumplist, iconized program buttons, and pin functionality.

The “Pin” functionality allows you to put any file or app shortcut to Windows 7 Taskbar and can launch that program or file with just a single mouse click. Once you have downloaded Google Drive on PC, you can start the process to pin the Google Drive to the taskbar.

To pin Google Drive to the taskbar on Windows 7,

  • Press “Windows-Q” to initiate the “Search Box”.
  • Type “Google Drive” in the “Search Box”. 
  • You can see the Google Drive icon displaying.
  • Right-click that icon and then click “Pin to Taskbar.” 
  • Now press “Windows-D” to show your desktop. 
  • The taskbar displays the Google Drive icon.
  • You can now open the Google Drive icon from the taskbar itself.

How to pin the Google Drive on Taskbar Windows 10?

You can also pin Google Drive to the taskbar on Windows 10, you can follow the same steps followed to pin Google Drive icon on Windows 7.

  • Find the downloaded Google Drive on your PC.
  • Right-click on that icon and then click “Pin to Taskbar.”
  • Now press “Windows-D” to show your desktop.
  • The taskbar will display the Google Drive icon.
  • You can now open the Google Drive icon from the taskbar itself.

Google Drive download for Mac

To download Google Drive to your Mac,

Google has made Google Drive available on Mac desktop for easy access, management, and sharing of all of your Google Drive files and folders. Follow the instructions below to learn how to install Google Drive on your Mac desktop.

  • Go to the Google Drive Download website and select “Download for Mac”.
  • A window screen will appear that asks you to agree with Google Terms of Service. Once you read the terms, select “Accept and install”.
  • Google Drive will begin to download as a file labeled installgoogledrive.dmg.
  • Dependent on your browser, the downloaded file may appear anywhere on your PC. After, Google Drive is completely downloaded, select installgoogledrive.dmg.
  • A window will appear to verify the download. Drag the Google Drive icon to the Applications folder icon to continue downloading Google Drive to your desktop.
  • On the right-hand side of the menu bar, the Google Drive icon will appear. Select the Google Drive icon and then select “Sign in”.

How to pin google drive icon on Taskbar (Dock) mac?

You can pin Google Drive on Taskbar ( Dock) on your Mac for easy access. Once you have downloaded Google Drive to your Mac, you can initiate the process to pin Google Drive on Taskbar on your Mac. To pin Google Drive on Taskbar (Dock) Mac,

  • Find the downloaded Google Drive on your Mac.
  • Right-click on the Google Drive icon and then select the option “Keep in Dock”.
  • You can now see the pinned Google Drive icon in your Mac’s Dock.

And voila! Just follow the above steps to pin Google Drive to taskbar on your PC or Mac in no time!

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