Saturday, January 14, 2017

Organizing Google Docs Files

Ever wondered how to organize files in Google Docs/Drive?

(In Google Docs, click on the upper left menu, and click on Google Drive at bottom.  Click again on Drive to display folders.  Then the process is mainly setting up folders and dragging and dropping files into them.   I initially started with the files and set up folders as I went through them.   You can view the files in List or Thumbnail modes, the latter providing a page view.)

Organizing Google Docs Files  - from Google...

Organize your files in Google Drive

To organize your files in Drive, you can create folders to make files easier to find and share with others. You can use Google Drive on the web, Android, iPhone, or iPad. Your changes will sync automatically.
  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click New and then Folder.
  3. Enter a name for the folder.
  4. Click Create.
You can move an item from anywhere in Google Drive: the main window, the left panel, or search results.
  1. Go to
  2. Right-click the item you want to move.
  3. Click Move to…
  4. Choose or create a folder, then click Move.

Drag to a folder

  1. Go to
  2. Click and hold the item you want to move.
  3. Move the item over the folder and release it.
Tip: Use the left panel to move items into any folder in Google Drive.

Save an item to multiple folders

  1. Go to
  2. Click the item you want to move.
  3. On your keyboard, press Shift + z.
  4. Choose the folder you want.
  5. Click Add here.

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