I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to upload the file to Google Drive every time I need to open one.

Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc., files by default, as for Google Docs files?


You have several options:

  1. Install openoffice.org
  2. Install http://www.gdocsopen.com/
  3. https://www.insynchq.com/
  • second option was the easiest.
    – ra00l
    Sep 15 '13 at 18:52

Download and install Google Drive for PC/MAC. Your drive files will sync to your desktop where those program defaults will supersede. I.E. xlxs files will open in Excel, docx will open in Word etc.

  • The OP clearly states that “I don't have MS Office installed”, so your solution does not apply.
    – Alex
    Aug 20 '14 at 15:57

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