Google Drive icons and buttons

Match your file types to icons and learn what the action buttons in Google Drive mean.

Google Drive on the web and Google Drive for your Mac/PC have icons next to the file or folder title to indicate what type of file it is. In your Google Drive (on the web), you'll also find buttons to take an action, such as sharing, on an item in your Google Drive.

Icons in Google Drive on the web

Google Docs icons

Here are all of the icons for Google Doc types that you'll find in Google Drive on the web:

google drive docs icons

Icons for other files types

Many of these icons will look familiar, as they're a close match to the icons that you'll find on your desktop.

google drive files icons

Action buttons in Google Drive

Google Drive on the web also has a variety of buttons that let you take action on your files and folders. Hover your mouse over one of these icons to see text describing the button's action.

Here are the action buttons you'll see when you don't have any files or folders selected:

Drive Unselected Action Buttons

Here are the action buttons you'll see when you have any files or folders selected:

Drive Action Buttons

Google bar

The Google bar icon in the top-right corner of your screen is not specific to Google Drive but allows you to easily switch between different Google products with one click.

Icons in Google Drive for your Mac/PC

Icons in Google Drive for your Mac/PC closely resemble their online counterparts. Google Docs synced to your Google Drive folder are identical, and they'll show a green check mark over the icon when they're successfully synced.

Other file types will have icons identical to how they show on your desktop. They too will show a green check mark when they're successfully synced.