Organise your files in Google Drive

To organise your files in Drive, you can create folders to make files easier to find and share with others.

Note: If you organise a lot of files or folders at once, it might take time for you to see the changes.

Create, move and copy files

Create a folder

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. At 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.

Note: If you move folders with a lot of files or sub-folders, it might take some time for you to see the changes.

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

Drag to a folder

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click and hold the item that 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. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click the item that you want to move.
  3. On your keyboard, press Shift + z.
  4. Choose the folder that you want.
  5. Click Add here.
Make a copy of a file
  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  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. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right-click the file or folder that you want to delete.
  3. Click Remove.

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

Change the colour of your folder
  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right-click the folder that you want to change.
  3. Click Change colour and choose the colour that you want.

Use Workspaces and Priority in Google Drive

Some Google Drive features are only available with a Google Account through work, and you're not signed in. To sign in to your work or school account, click here.

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