Track activity of files and folders in "My Drive"

Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the history of changes that are being made to files and folders. In Google Drive, you can track activity of specific items that have been created in, or uploaded to, "My Drive."

To see activity of a file:

  1. Go to
  2. Click My Drive in the left-hand navigation.
  3. If there is a specific file you want to see activity for, select it. Otherwise, to see activity for all the files in "My Drive," skip to step 4.
  4. Click the button in the upper right.
  5. Scroll down in the box that pops up on the right-hand side of the screen to see activity organized with the most recent changes at the top.

Types of activity you can see

The types of activity for files and folders that you can see in this view can include:

  • Moving and removing
  • Renaming
  • Uploading
  • Sharing and unsharing
  • Editing and commenting

For each date where activity was found, there is a note of who made a change and which files, folders, or collaborators were affected by the change.

View and edit details

Click on Details to see the activity of a file or folder.

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