Once you have setup your user login to access Gradwell Cloud Drive, you can download our PC application to allow you to access your organisation's files directly from your Windows computer.
To get the client, navigate to the Gradwell Cloud Drive web client and select the Download from Windows Store button on the bottom of the page.
The installer will be saved to your computer. Run it and complete the installation process. Once the application launches you will be asked for your user login - these are the ones that you created when you received an email invite to use the service.
The Drive letter allows you to designate a computer drive that your Gradwell Cloud Drive will appear as on your computer. When you open Windows Explorer or go to save/open a file in an application your Gradwell Cloud Drive will appear just like a physical drive, allowing you easy access to your files.
The Keep local file option allows you to manage space use on your local computer. By default files are synced between your computer and Gradwell Cloud Drive. You have a recent version on your computer that is ready to be opened straight away, and any changes to the file are synced with our servers. However, if a file isn't accessed on your local machine for the time period stipulated it is removed to free up space on your computer. It will still appear as a file, and when you attempt to open it it will be downloaded.
When you are happy with the configuration, select Log in.
Accessing your files
Once you have successfully logged in the drive will be created on your computer and files will be synced. You can view them in Windows Explorer by select the Cloud Drive from the left hand menu. Any files added here will automatically be synced with our servers.
You can also access the drive from within Windows applications, for example Microsoft Word.