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Google Drive - Navigation

Different parts of navigation.

A ) Navigation
This is used to easily navigate to the files and folders you create or upload.

The section starts with My Drive on the top. Under this, you can create folders to organize your files. In this typical sample, I have created Personal and Work folders and branched them further according to functionality. It is easy to expand/collapse using the arrow icons for each sub-folder.

You can drag & drop the folders here to easily re-organize the structure.

Under My Drive top menu item, there are standard links named as Shared with me, Starred, Recent and More.

Shared with me: All the files that other people shared on their accounts with you are listed under this menu item.

Starred : You can check a file as Important by clicking on the star icon. Each file has a star icon (unchecked by default). Click on Starred menu to show only the checked files.

Any folder or selected files you drag & drop on Starred will cause them to be checked as Important. A handy fast way to use Drive.

Recent : A handy shortcut which lists the recently Opened, Edited or Modified files. The default sorting value is according to the last opened date.

More : Clicking on this menu will show other sub menus including Activity, Offline, All Items, Trash, Owner type, more.

Activity : Similar to Recent menu, but files are sorted according to their last modified date. It is useful if a file is modified by many people. This gives a good glance on what is going on to the file.

Offline: We will be talking on this feature on a separate section in the upcoming pages.

All Items : This lists all files and folders without any hierarchy. Firstly, all files are listed and then the folders, according to last modified date.

Trash: These are files which are checked as “Deleted”. Remember that you can always restore your files from Trash.
  • By default, any file which you remove will first go into the Trash.
  • If you delete the contents of the Trash, these files are gone forever. So, be careful about this.
  • You can drag & drop any folder, file to Trash to check them as deleted. It is a fast way to use Google Drive.
Owner type, more: This can be called as “Advanced Search” on Drive. When clicked, the following pop-up menu will appear. 

Download for PC : This is the link to download Drive Sync program for your PC. 

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:drive, web interface, navigation   Doc ID:65641
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-08-02 09:06 CDTUpdated:2017-08-18 08:52 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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