How to backup folders with Google Drive for Desktop


You installed Google Drive for Desktop but don't see an option to upload a folder and back it up with Google Drive.


  • Google Drive
  • Back up and sync
  • Folder backup


  1. In your Google Admin console.
  2. Go to Menu > Apps > Google Workspace > Drive and Docs > Features and Applications.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  4. Click Drive 
  5. Enable the Back up and Sync feature
  6. Save the changes
IMPORTANT: For this update to take effect, have your end users sign out and sign back into Google Drive and also quit and execute the Google Drive for Desktop application.