Find files shared with you in Drive

You can look up the files that others have shared with you in Google Drive. You can also delete them from your Drive. 

What you can see in "Shared with me"

  • Files shared with you.
  • Folders shared with you.
  • Files shared with a link that you have opened.

Starting with the most recent file that was shared with you, you’ll see:

  • The date the file was shared with you.
  • The owner of the file.
  • The document type.

Add shortcuts to Drive files shared with you

If you want to organize shared files, add a shortcut to them. You can put the shortcut inside your "My Drive" or any Drive that’s shared with you.

  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click Shared with me.
  3. Right-click the file or folder you want to make a shortcut for.
  4. Click Organize  > Add shortcut .

Note: You can't add files or folders to My Drive from the "Computers" view.

Remove files or folders that people have shared with you

If someone shared a file or folder with you that you don't want to see anymore, you can remove it.

  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click Shared with me.
  3. Right click the file you want to remove.
  4. Click Remove.

Note: You can’t remove files stored in shared drives.

After you remove files that people have shared with you

  • If you open a file you’ve removed, it will show up in "Shared with me" again.
  • Files you’ve removed may show up in Drive search results.
  • If the file is spam or abusive content, you can report it.

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