Creating Folders

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 10, 2013)

As you use Google Drive regularly, you'll quickly amass a large collection of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other files. As your collection becomes larger, you'll need to come up with a way to organize all these files. The logical way to do it is to use folders. Fortunately Drive allows you to easily create organizational folders. Follow these steps:

  1. Log into Google Drive (drive.google.com).
  2. Click the Create button at the left of the screen. Drive presents you with a list of items you can create.
  3. Click Folder. Drive displays a dialog box where you can enter the name for your folder. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. Creating a new folder.

  5. Replace the suggested name (a generic "New Folder") with the name you want used for your new folder.
  6. Click Create.

Drive creates the folder and it appears near the top of the files list on the Drive home page. (Drive lists folders before other files, in alphabetic order. This makes it easy to locate and open your folders.)

There is another way to create folders, as well. In fact, this technique is one step easier than the one discussed so far.

  1. Log into Google Drive (drive.google.com).
  2. Make sure you click "My Drive" or another existing folder at the left of the screen.
  3. Click the New Folder button, just below the Google search bar. Drive displays a dialog box where you can enter the name for your folder. (See Figure 2.)
  4. Figure 2. The New Folder button provides a quick way to create folders.

  5. Replace the suggested name with the name you want used for your new folder.
  6. Click Create.

Your folder is now ready to use and you can easily move any files desired to the new container.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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