Sort your files

To easily find and keep track of your files, you can sort your files in a number of different ways.

Sort files in Google Drive

  1. Open Drive at drive.google.com.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the sort icon .
    • Don't see the sort icon? Try clicking the drop-down arrow next to either "Owner" or "Last modified" at the top of your file list.
  3. Choose one of the options for sorting your files:
    • Last edited by me: Ordered by when you last made changes to your files
    • Last modified: Ordered by when any user made changes to your files
    • Last opened by me: Ordered by when you last opened your files
    • Name: Ordered alphabetically by file name
    • Quota used (old version of Drive only): Ordered by how much storage the files use

Sort files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  1. Open one of the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screens.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the sort icon .
  3. Choose one of the options for sorting your files:
    • Last edited by me: Ordered by when you last made changes to your files
    • Last modified: Ordered by when any user made changes to your files
    • Last opened by me: Ordered by when you last opened your files
    • Title: Ordered alphabetically by file name

In a home screen, you can also sort by whether or not you're the owner of the file. At the top of the file list, click Owned by anyone and switch to either Owned by me or Not owned by me.