Customize how you view files in Google Drive

Learn about all of the views in the left navigation of Google Drive on the web.

Google Drive on the web offers several ways to filter and view your files, folders and Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. These filters help you find your files more easily. Here's a list of the filters you'll find in the left-hand navigation:

My Drive

Everything in your Google Drive that you’ve created, synced and uploaded. 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.

The Shared with me filter doesn't include 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).

Starred

Items that you’ve marked with a star.

Recent

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

Activity

Everything that has been edited recently. This view includes anything that you've created, that has been shared with you, or that you've clicked the link to open.

All Items

Everything in your Google Drive. This filter doesn't contain items that you've put in the Trash. Click More to see this filter in the left-hand navigation.

Trash

Everything that you've placed in the Trash. Click More to see this filter in the left-hand navigation. Click More to see this filter in the left-hand navigation.

You can only trash items that you own. For items you don't own, you can select Remove from the More menu.