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Downloading the Google Drive application (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Aalto University’s students and staff members can download the Google Drive application to Aalto’s Windows and Mac workstations. You can also download the application to  the Linux operating system and to a personal computer by following the instructions below.


1. Download the Google Drive application to a Windows workstation of Aalto University from Selfservice Portal. Select Google Drive File Stream Aalto.


2. Add the selected application to the workstation.


3. Confirm the selection of the application.


4. The selected application will arrive within approx. one hour.



A primary user or administrator of an Aalto Mac computer (OS X 10.10 and later) can install the Google Drive application by means of the Managed Software Center application. The Google Drive application can be installed on public workstations or older versions of the operating system by contacting the service desk at servicedesk@aalto.fi

Linux and personal computers

Download Google Drive for Linux and personal computers: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive

You can download the Google Drive application to a personal computer from the link above. Since this is an online service, you need a network connection to use Google Drive (LAN, WLAN, mobile data).

Since there is no stable client application for Linux, you can use the browser option on a Linux computer.

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Please send only feedback about this instruction. If you have IT-related problems, please send a request to servicedesk@aalto.fi