Organize your files in Google Drive

To organize your files in Drive, you can create folders to make files easier to find and share with others. You can use Google Drive on the web, Android, iPhone, or iPad. Your changes will sync automatically.

Create a folder

On the web
  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New > Folder.
  3. Enter a name for the folder.
  4. Click Create.
On Android
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add .
  3. Tap Folder.
  4. Name the folder.
  5. Tap OK.
On iPhone & iPad
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add .
  3. Tap Folder.
  4. Name the folder.
  5. Tap Create.

Move a file or folder

You can move an item from anywhere in Google Drive: the main window, the left panel, or search results.

On the web
  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right-click the item you want to move.
  3. Click Move to…
  4. Choose or create a folder, then click Move.

Drag to a folder

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click and hold the item you want to move.
  3. Move the item over the folder and release it.

Tip: Use the left panel to move items into any folder in Google Drive.

Save an item to multiple folders

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click and hold the item you want to move.
  3. On your keyboard, press Shift + Z.
  4. Choose the folder you want.
  5. Click Add here.
On Android
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the item's name, click More three vertical dots.
  3. Tap Move to choose or create a folder.

Drag and drop

  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Tap and hold the item you want to move.
  3. Drag the item onto a folder and release it.
On iPhone & iPad
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the item's name, click More three vertical dots.
  3. Tap Move to choose or create a folder.

Drag and drop

  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Tap and hold the item you want to move.
  3. Drag the item onto a folder and release it.

Delete a file or folder

On the web
  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right-click the file or folder you want to delete.
  3. Click Remove.

If you accidentally put an item in the trash, you can restore your item.

Note: To select multiple files and folders, hold down Command (Mac OS X) or Control (Windows) as you click.

On Android
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the item's name, tap More three vertical dots.
  3. Tap Remove.

If you accidentally put an item in the trash, you can restore your item.

Note: To select multiple files and folders, tap and hold one item, then tap another. Continue until you've selected all items you want.

On iPhone & iPad
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the item's name, tap More three vertical dots.
  3. Tap Remove.

If you accidentally put an item in the trash, you can restore your item.

Note: To select multiple files and folders, tap and hold one item, then tap another. Continue until you've selected all items you want.

Evan is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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