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Sort your files

Sort your files in Google Drive so you can find them easily.

There are four ways you can sort a list of your files in Google Drive:

  • Name: Orders files alphabetically by filename.
  • Last modified: Orders files by the last time anyone changed a file.
  • 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.

Note: If you're on the "Recent" tab, you won't be able to sort your files.

Sort files and folders

There are two ways to view files and folders in Google Drive.

If you're viewing your files in a list

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click the column that you want to use to sort.
  3. To reverse the order, click the up arrow Up arrow or down arrow down arrow.

If you're viewing your files in a grid

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. In the top right, click the title of the current sort, like "Name" or "Last modified."
  3. Click on the type of sorting you want.
  4. To reverse the order, click the up arrow Up arrow or down arrow down arrow.

Find recently edited files

See the files that were most recently edited.

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. In the top right, click Information Information.
  3. Click Activity.

 

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