How to Put the Google Drive Icon on the Taskbar

By Andrew Meer

Get to Google Drive faster by placing a shortcut on the taskbar.
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The absence of a Start menu in Windows 8's desktop view means that you have to use the Search charm function whenever you want to open Google Drive. However, placing a Google Drive icon on the Windows 8 taskbar gives you faster access to your files stored in the cloud. After searching for Google Drive using the Search charm function, you have the option of placing a Google Drive icon on the taskbar.

Step 1

Press "Windows-Q" to open the Search charm.

Step 2

Enter "Google Drive" (without the quotes) into the search box.

Step 3

Right-click "Google Drive" in the search results and choose the "Pin to taskbar" button on the app bar.

Step 4

Press the "Windows" key twice to get to Windows 8 desktop view and verify that a Google Drive icon is pinned to the taskbar.