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Google Drive FAQ - Organizing and searching files
How to do multiple tasks with files like organizing and searching
Organize and searchCreate folders
Any new folders you create in your computer’s Drive folder or in Drive on the web automatically appear on your devices so that you’re organized everywhere.
On the web: Click at the tope left and select Folder.
On your computer: Create new folders in your computer’s Drive folder the same way you create other folders on your computer.
Organize your Drive files by moving them into the folders you created.
On the web:
You can also hold and drag them to folders in My Drive on the left.
- Click to highlight the file you would like to move or select multiple files by clicking the first file you'd like to move then hold shift and continue clicking the rest of the files chosen for the move.
- Right click on the file or one of the highlighted files and select Move to..
On your computer: Select the files you want to move and drag them to any folder in Drive, the same way you’d move any other file on your computer.
On the web: Flag important files or folders to find them quickly later. Just right-click a file or folder and select Add star.
To see all your starred files and folders, in the left sidebar, click Starred.
On the web:
It can be difficult to browse through hundreds of files just to find the one you need. So, try searching Drive instead. It is located at the top center of the page.
You can click on the drop down at the right and 'Advance Search' for the file you are looking for.
In Drive’s search box, type a word or phrase. To help you search faster, Drive suggests search terms as you type in the drop down. Click one of the suggestions and click Search.
You can sort the list of files you just searched for by clicking at the top right of that window and select Last Modified, Relevance, or Reverse Sort arrow.