PC Doctor February 17, 2017

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Dear Pc Doctor:

I am part of a committee that wants to share and edit documents using Google Drive.  I get my e-mail through another service, not gmail.  I don’t want to set up a gmail account; I feel like I have enough user names & passwords already.  How can I view and make changes on our group documents without signing up for gmail?

Thank you,



Dear Celia:

So, the good news is that yes, you can use Google Drive without having a gmail account.  You can associate the service with the e-mail account you already use.  You do need to sign up for a Google account, though.  To do this, go to this web page:  https://accounts.google.com/signup  Fill in all the fields.  When you are asked for your e-mail address, just use the one you already have.  Once registered, you will have access to the committee’s files that are shared with the group.  You will also have access to all of the Google Drive tools, which you can choose to use or ignore.


Until next time,
Happy Computing.

      PC Doctor