Google Docs now becomes Google Drive as Google few day back started switching all docs users to drive and if you’re using Windows, you can download and install Google Drive client on Windows, which syncs files and folders in your Drive account on the web back to Google Drive folder and synchronization happens vice versa too. Much like to Google Chrome, Google offers online installer for Google Drive too, which may be not the most convenient install method for systems with low bandwidth and slow internet connection.
Google Drive online installer
Usually like all, you can download Google Drive from here (you need to sign into your Google account for this) which is of size 700+ KB. If you run Googledrive sync.exe, then Google Drive installer downloads required files and installs drive on your Computer.
Finding official offline installer link for Google Drive isn’t that difficult
It’s true that Google does offer offline installer for their cloud storage service, but keeps it hidden, though you can find it easily. Since Google Drive version number changes with the updates its difficult to provide a permanent URL here on blog for Google Drive.
Official Google drive offline installer to say for e.g. for version number x is
http://dl.google.com/drive/x/gsync.msi where you need to replace x with the current version number which is 1.4.3365.1552.
Then Google Drive standalone installer link becomes http://dl.google.com/drive/1.4.3365.1552/gsync.msi [15.5 MB], but this link will change once Google drive program updates, then you need to replace above version number with new one. This might be a bit tedious.
To ease this, you can download the same from from Filehippo page here, on this page, click on download latest version link provided in right side of this page. This page gets updated whenever a new program update released for Google Drive, so you’ll always download the latest version. Here you can also able to download the old version of Google Drive also.
Update: Unfortunately, Filehippo is also offering the web installer for the Drive. Don’t worry! In this link:
http://dl.google.com/drive/x/gsync.msi, replace x with the current version number. For ex: to get the full installer for current Google Drive 1.16.7009.9618 version, you need to use: http://dl.google.com/drive/1.16.7009.9618/gsync.msi .