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Do you use your Google Drive Trash as a storage folder? (Please don't do that - with any trash.) Drive Trash is emptied every 30 days, just like your other Google service trash folders. See https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375102.


Main Functions

Google Drive Security Update

Please see the information posted at Google Drive Security Update regarding changes Google is making to the share links for some files saved in Google Drive on September 13, 2021.


Storage Limitations Coming July 2022

Please be aware that Google will be enforcing a storage limitation on the University's overall domain (everyone's storage put together) beginning in July 2022.

You can take a look at the biggest files in your personal Drive by visiting https://drive.google.com/drive/quota, or clicking on the Storage link on your drive.drew.edu page.


Creating Documents

To create a new Google Doc, Sheet, Slide, Form, Drawing, or Folder:

  1. Click New.
  2. A drop down menu will appear and you can select what file type you wish to create.

Working with Existing Documents
Organizing Documents

Things to Keep in Mind

If the owner of a file moves it to their Trash and then empties their Trash, the file will no longer be accessible by anyone.

Drew's Document Retention Policy

Please remember that Drew has a document retention policy which influences what you can store where (and for how long). Please review this policy and keep it in mind when using your Google Drive: Records Retention Policy

Drew's Responsible Use of University Data Policy

Also keep in mind the security of any information you are working with. Consult the Responsible Use of University Data Policy for more information.