Keeping data organized and accessible is critical for any business. Google Docs, Sheets, and Drive are all part of the Google Apps suite that businesses can use to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Each of these services has its own unique benefits that make collaborating on documents easier than ever before. If you upload files to your Google Drive account, you can check the upload status to see where your document stands in the upload process. There’s also a little-known feature that will automatically resume any interrupted uploads so they complete faster than normal. This article explains everything you need to know about checking upload status, resuming interrupted uploads, and more.
Check Google Drive Upload Status
Uploading files to your Google Drive account can take a long time. If you’re using a cellular connection, you may want to wait until you have access to Wi-Fi. If you’re uploading documents that are several hundred megabytes or larger, you may want to wait until you have time to leave your computer running for hours at a time. To check the upload status of any documents, go to drive.google.com/drive/my-drive/ and log in. On the left side of the page, you’ll see a list of all your folders. Hover over the folder that contains the documents you want to upload, and click Upload in the menu that appears.
Resume Interrupted Google Drive Uploads
If you’ve ever tried to upload a large file to your Google Drive account only to have your connection drop out, you know how annoying it can be to have to start all over again. Fortunately, Google offers a Resume Interrupted Uploads feature for those times when you have no other choice but to break the connection. In order for this feature to work, your computer needs to be running for the upload to be interrupted. If you break the connection during an upload, Google Drive will mark the document as incomplete. If you have Google Drive set to resume interrupted uploads, it will start where it left off as soon as you get back online.
Manage the speed of your Google Drive uploads
Uploading files to your Google Drive account is a great way to keep your files organized and accessible. However, if you’re uploading a large number of files to your Google Drive account, you may want to slow things down a bit. If you’re uploading files over a cellular connection, you may want to wait until you have access to Wi-Fi. You can control the upload speed of your Google Drive files by clicking the Upload button on any of your documents. In the menu that appears, you’ll see the Upload Speed option. By default, this is set to Normal, which uploads at a speed of about 500-800 kilobytes per second (kbps).
Change your Google Docs, Sheets and Files default storage location
If you have a Google Drive account, you have 15GB of free storage. If you upload documents to your Google Drive account, a copy of those documents will be stored on Google’s servers. If you have a lot of files, this can eat up a lot of your free storage space quickly. Fortunately, you can change the default location for all new documents you create. On the Upload menu, click Change, and select the folder you want new documents to be saved to. You can also choose to save your files to a specific folder in your Google Drive account, instead of having them saved to the default location.
How to prevent interrupted uploads in the future
If you’ve ever tried to upload a file only to have your connection drop out, you know how annoying it can be to have to start all over again. Fortunately, you can prevent interrupted uploads by changing the upload settings on your Google Drive account. On the Upload menu, click More Options and click to select the Change Upload Settings option. You can select the option to pause uploads when you go offline, which will prevent new uploads from beginning when you go offline.
Uploading files to your Google Drive account can take a long time, especially if you’re uploading large files. If your connection drops out during an upload, you can use the Resume Interrupted Uploads feature to start the file where it left off. If you don’t want to wait for large files to upload all the way, you can also adjust the speed at which files are uploaded by changing the upload settings.