"Incoming" or “Shared with me”

The "Incoming" or "Shared with me" view in the left-hand side navigation lets you see the files and folders that other people have shared with you, beginning with the most recent. You’ll see “Incoming” if you’re using the new Google Drive and “Shared with me” if you’re using the classic Google Drive.

You’ll also see:

  • A date stamp indicating when the file was shared with you.
  • The owner of the file or folder.
  • The document type.
  • In the classic Google Drive: Unopened files or files that have been been changed since you last viewed them. The file name will be in bold.

What's in "Incoming" or "Shared with me"

“Incoming” or “Shared with me” only lists files and folders that include your email address in their share settings. You won’t see files with share settings set to “Anyone with the link” or “Public.” Instead, try searching your Google Drive or looking for these items in the "All items" view.

Add files to “My Drive

To make sure you have the most current version of a file in the Drive folder on your Mac or PC, you need to store it in “My Drive” in Google Drive online.

Here’s how to add something to “My Drive” from “Incoming” in the new Google Drive:

  1. Sign in to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Incoming in the left-hand side navigation.
  3. Hover over a file and click the Add to My Drive icon. The files you chose will automatically sync to the Google Drive folder on your computer.

Here’s how to add something to “My Drive” from “Shared” in the classic Google Drive:

  1. Sign in to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Shared with me in the left-hand side navigation.
  3. Select the files or folders you'd like to add to "My Drive".
  4. Click the Add to My Drive button. The files you chose will automatically sync to the Google Drive folder on your computer.
Tip: In the new Google Drive, hover over a file in “Incoming” and click on the menu icon to easily share, rename, copy, or remove a file.