Google Drive's left-hand side navigation

Find your files using filters in the lefthand menu in Google Drive. Click a filter below for a description.

My Drive

Everything in your Google Drive that you've synced, uploaded, and created in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and non-Google apps. You can sync "My Drive" to the Google Drive folder on your desktop.

Shared with me

All files and folders that have been shared with you. To sync files in "Shared with me," move them to "My Drive."

You won't see files shared to a mailing list or files set to "Anyone with the link" or "Public" unless the file has been shared directly to your email address.

Google Photos

All photos and videos that you keep in Google Photos.


All private and shared files that you've opened, shown in reverse chronological order.


Items that you've starred as important.


Everything that you've placed in the trash. You can only trash items that you own.

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