Chapter 6

Finding Your Files

In This Chapter

arrow Working with the Files app

arrow Using external storage on your Chromebook

arrow Setting up and using Google Drive

Chrome OS is a very light operating system, which means that it isn’t large in size and doesn’t require a lot of power to make it run. This, of course, is by design. Google set out to create a low-cost yet highly useful computer that worked symbiotically with the Google platform. Since your Chromebook uses only web applications, there isn’t much need for heaps of storage space. For this reason, the hard drives on Chromebooks are typically less than 32GB.

Although you may not install many applications on the Chromebook itself, you will have a need for some storage. For instance, you might want to download a file attachment from an email, or take a screen shot or capture some video footage or stills with your Chromebook camera. You not only need storage space for these files, but you also need to gain access to them.

If you want to search for files on your Windows PC, you would use Windows Explorer. If you use a Mac, you would turn to the Finder. On Chromebook, you use an app called Files. In this chapter, you learn how to navigate your ...

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