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. 

Create a folder
  1. Go to
  2. On the left, click New and then Folder.
  3. Enter a name for the folder.
  4. Click 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.

  1. Go to
  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
  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
  2. Click the item you want to move.
  3. On your keyboard, press Shift + z.
  4. Choose the folder you want.
  5. Click Add here.
Make a copy of a file
  1. Go to
  2. Right-click a file.
  3. Click Make a copy Copy.

Note: You can’t copy folders, only files.

Delete a file or folder
  1. Go to
  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) or Ctrl (Windows) as you click.

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