Manage your favourite files

To easily access frequently used files, you can mark them as 'favourite'.
Important: If you uninstall and reinstall the app, you need to mark your files as 'favourite' again.

Mark files as favourites

  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google app Files by Google.
  2. Select a category or a storage device.
  3. Find the files you want to mark as Favorite.
    • To mark one file:
      • In Grid view Grid view: 
        a. Press and hold the file.
        b. At the top right, tap More More and then Add to Favorites.
      • In List view List:
        a. Next to the file, tap More More and then Add to Favorites.
    • To mark multiple files:
      • In Grid view Grid view:
        a. Press and hold a file.
        b. To select more files, at the top of each file, tap the circle.
        c. At the top right, tap More More and then Add to Favorites.
      • In List view List:
        a. Next to a file, tap More More and then Select.
        b. To select more files, next to each file, tap the circle.
        c. At the top right, tap More More and then Add to Favorites.
  4. At the bottom, you’ll find a confirmation message “Added to Favorites.”
  5. Files that are marked as Favorite is represented with Star Favorites.
  6. To find files marked as favorites, under "Collections," tap Favorites.

Unmark files as favourites

  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google app Files by Google.
  2. Under "Collections," tap Favorites.
  3. To unmark a file as Favorite:
    • In Grid view Grid view:
      a. Press and hold the file.
      b. Tap More More and then Remove from Favorites.
    • In List view List:
      a. Next to the file, tap More More and then Remove from Favorites.
  4. To unmark multiple files:
    • In Grid view Grid view:  
      a. Press and hold a file.
      b. To select more files, at the top of each file, tap the circle.
      c. At the top right, tap More More and then Remove from Favorites.
    • In List view List:
      a. Next to a file, tap More More and then Select.
      b. To select more files, next to each file, tap the circle.
      c. At the top right, tap More More and then Remove from favorites.
Tip: You can also remove your favourite files from the 'Favourites' folder.
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