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How do I import my Google Drive assets into Dash?
How do I import my Google Drive assets into Dash?

How to bulk import files from Google Drive into your Dash account

Lea Perrino avatar
Written by Lea Perrino
Updated over a week ago

Migrating assets from Google Drive to Dash might seem daunting; however, Dash is here to make it simple. As an admin user, all you have to do is connect your Google Drive account to Dash!

Step 1: Prepare your files within Google Drive

Take a look at your existing folder structure in Google Drive and come up with a strategy on how you would like to organise your files moving forward with Dash.

πŸ’‘You can easily re-organise your assets once they are in Dash, but it is a great idea to have an initial structure before the import.

Step 2: Connect a Google Drive account to Dash

Select the + Add Files button in the upper right-hand corner and select Google Drive.

πŸŽ‰ You can now browse your Google Drive files within Dash.

Step 3: Copy files to Dash

Select the files you want to upload into Dash. If you select a folder in your Google Drive, any subfolders will also be created when copied into Dash.

Once you're finished with your selection, click Copy to Dash.

πŸ’‘ You can click away whilst the import is in progress, and return later by clicking + Add files at any point.

Once complete, your assets will be searchable and browseable in Dash 😁 Don't forget to bulk edit and add tags to boost their searchability.

πŸ’‘If you select assets rather than folders from your google drive, you can find them in Dash in the filter bar under Folders > Not in any folders

Importing files shared with you

You can import assets that have been shared with you. To do this, make sure they have been added to your Drive first:

  1. Go to the "Shared with me" view in Google Drive

  2. Select the asset/s, right-click and choose "Organise > Add a shortcut"

  3. Choose a location to add the file to in your own Drive

  4. The assets will then be selectable within the Dash Google Drive import screen

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