With Google Drive all your docs, presentations and other stuff will be available on different devices like your Home computer, your office computer, your mobile phone and tablet. All your stuff will be synced automatically and will be available on all devices. But what if you don’t want everything on your Office computer, lets say your party pics which you want to remain in all other personal devices except your Office computer. Follow the below steps to sync only the selected folder on a computer.
How to Sync Selected Google Drive Folders on a Computer?
Lets assume, you have 2 folders under your Google Drive i.e ‘Home Stuff‘ and ‘Office Stuff‘ and you have installed and configured Google drive on you home PC & office computer. So now all your files will be available on both these computers. Below there are 2 views , one is from the Google Drive on web and another Google Drive installed on a computer.
Now to have only Folder with name ‘Office Stuff’ on your Office Computer, right click on Google Drive icon on the right corner of Windows Taskbar and click ‘Preferences‘. Under Sync Options, firstly click ‘ Only sync some folders to this computer‘ and then select the drives that you want to remain available on your Office computer.
Apply the changes and as soon as the sync finishes, go to your Google Drive and you will only see the folders that you choose to be available on this computer. Rest of your stuff remain available on Google Drive on Web and other devices.