Sort your files

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

Sort your files

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.

Sort files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  1. Open one of the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screens.
  2. Click the Sort button in the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Choose one of the options for sorting your files.

Options for sorting your files

To more efficiently find files you are looking for, there are a number of different options for how to sort your files in Drive and in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Sorting option Definition
“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” ("Title" in the older version of Drive) Ordered by title of your files in alphabetical order