To Synchronize your local spreadsheets to Google Drive you need to have a gmail account and the Backup and Sync from Google installed in your computer. Follow the instructions below:
- Download Backup and Sync.
- It should open when the download is finished, if not, find the .exe in your download folder and install the program. This may take a few minutes.
- When the installation is done, close the window and wait for a while. If nothing happens, click on the “Windows key” and search for “Google” - you should see some new apps including one called “Backup and Sync” - Click on it.
- You should see something like this on your screen. Click on “Get started”.
- The first step to configure the app is to login with your Google account (Gmail). If you don’t have one click here to create one.
- You should be able to see this screen. Now we are going to create a folder in your computer for all the content (Spreadsheets). All the files will then be continuously synchronized to the cloud.
- The second step is to choose this folder to be synced. Unmark all the pre-selected ones and click on “Choose Folder”.
- Choose an easy-to-find location for this folder as you probably will be dragging files to it more often from now on. Suggested locations: Desktop or Local disk directory.
- Name the folder “Google Drive” and as soon as it has been created, double-click it and hit the button “Select folder” to finish this step.
- Click on next and go to the third step. Here you will have to choose the same folder we created before to make a single directory for Google drive to send and receive files from the Cloud. Follow the instructions in the print.
- You are ready to go! Now simply drag your Excel, CSV or ODS to this folder and make sure that they are always in the latest version. We suggest that you always use the official version and that these files reside inside this new folder that we have created.
Now, let’s start with using Sheetgo! (I suggest linking back to the Webapp/Add-on)