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.

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

This is available on multiple devices.

Create, move, and copy files

Create a folder

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add question.
  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.

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file you want to copy, click More Moreand then Move.
  3. Choose the folder, then tap Move here.
    • To create a new folder, tap New folder Create new folder.
Make a copy of a file

To make a copy of a file, go to drive.google.com on a computer.

Delete a file or folder
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file you want to copy, click More More.
  3. Tap Remove.

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

Change the color of your folder

You can customize the color of folders and shortcuts to folders in your My Drive and shared drives. If you change any colors, it only applies to your view in Drive.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the folder you want to change, tap More More and then Change color.
  3. Choose the color you want.
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