Google Drive's left-hand side navigation

All of your files can be found using the different filters on the left-hand side navigation of Google Drive. See below for descriptions of each of the filters.

My Drive

Everything in your Google Drive that you've synced, uploaded, and created in the Google Docs editors. You can automatically sync "My Drive" to the Google Drive folder on your computer.

Shared with me

All of the files and folders that have been shared with you. To sync files in this view, 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.


All of your private and shared files that you've opened in reverse chronological order.


Items that you've marked with a star.


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

All Items (old version of Drive only)

Everything in your Google Drive except items you've put in the trash.

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