Sort your files

Sort your files so you can find and keep track of them.

To sort your files:

Computer
  1. Go to drive.google.com or open one of the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screens.
  2. In the top right, click the sort icon .
  3. Choose an option:
    • Name: Orders files alphabetically by filename.
    • Last modified: Orders files by the last time any user made a change.
    • Last modified by me: Orders by the last time you changed a file.
    • Last opened by me: Orders by the last time you opened a file.

On a home screen, you can also sort by file owner. At the top of the file list, click Owned by anyone and switch to either Owned by me or Not owned by me.

Android
  1. Open the Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. In the top-right corner of any section or folder of the app, touch the More icon .
  3. Select Sort by and choose the way you’d like to arrange your list of files (for example, by “Last modified”).

You can also sort files after you have performed a search to sort only the files from that search.

iOS
  1. Open the Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Next to the search box in your file list, touch Sort.
  3. From the sorting list, touch the option you want to use.
  4. The files will be sorted. Repeat the process to sort the views differently.

You can also sort files after you have performed a search to sort only the files from that search.

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