How to use Proton Drive for web

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Using Proton Drive

Proton Drive makes it easy to securely store your files online.

All files stored on Proton Drive are end-to-end encrypted, meaning that you encrypt them on your own device before uploading them to our servers. Only you can decrypt them (although you can choose to share your files with others using a secure link(new window)). Proton can never access files stored on Proton Drive or shared with a link.

Learn more about how Proton Drive keeps your files secure(new window)

In this article, we look at how to use Proton Drive for web.

How to access Proton Drive for web

You can access Proton Drive for web in one of two ways: 

1. Visit drive.proton.me(new window) your browser and log in using your Proton Account credentials.

2. Log in to any Proton service (for example, your ProtonMail account) using your browser, and open Proton Drive using the App Selector

Proton App Selector

How to upload files and folders

To upload files or folders, simply drag and drop them from your system’s file manager to the main Proton Drive for web window. You can select multiple files and folders (in any combination) to upload.

Drag and drop to upload files

The selected files and folders will be uploaded to the folder you are currently viewing in Proton Drive. 

Image of files uploading

How to download files and folders

Select the files or folders you wish to download and click the Download button. You can select multiple files and folders (in any combination) to download.

Select files and folders, then click the Download button

Your default file manager will open, allowing you to choose where to save the downloaded files and folders. 

How to delete files and folders

Select the files or folders you wish to download and click the Move to Trash button. You can select multiple files and folders (in any combination) to delete.

Select files and folders, then click the Delete button

This will move the files and folders you selected to your Trash folder. To delete them completely, go to Trash → select the files and/or folders you wish to delete → Empty Trash

Select files and folders in the Trash folder, then click the Empty Trash button

Learn how to create a shareable link in Proton Drive(new window)

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