Sort files in your Google Drive

Sort your Google Drive to keep track of important files, folders and Google Docs.

As you create and sync more files, it can become difficult to keep track of items in your Google Drive. To solve this problem, Google Drive has several ways to sort your items.

You'll find the following sort options by using the drop-down arrows next to "Owner" and "Last modified" in Google Drive on the web.

  • Last edited by me

    This options sorts items in order of when you last modified them. It's the same as the Recently edited filter in the left-hand navigation.

  • Last modified

    This option sorts items in order of when they were last modified by a collaborator, and is particularly helpful to keep track of items that your collaborators have recently edited or modified.

  • Last opened by me

    This option sorts items based on the order in which you've last opened an item or document, which is useful when you accidentally close a tab in your browser or didn't bookmark your item.

  • Title

    This option sorts items in your Google Drive by title in alphabetical order.

  • Quota used

    If you're approaching your storage limit, you can sort your Google Drive by storage used to see what files are taking up the most space. This view is the same as the Using most quota filter in the left-hand navigation. To free up storage space, you can delete files or individual versions of a file by moving them to the Trash.

    Only synced or uploaded files take up storage space. Files shared with you and Google Docs (like a Google document or spreadsheet) don't take up any of your storage space. Items that don't count toward your storage will show as "---" in Google Drive.