by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 17, 2013)
When you created a large number of folders in Google Drive, you did so with the intent to use them to organize your documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and other items. At some point you'll need to move a file from the folder in which it currently resides to a different folder. There are a couple of ways you can do this.
First, if you are moving a file to a folder you can see, just click and drag it. For instance, let's say you want to move a document to a folder that you can see on the screen. Hover the mouse pointer over the document; it should now be highlighted in yellow. Click anywhere in the yellow (including on the document name or the document icon) and hold down the mouse button as you drag toward the folder. As you drag, you should see a ToolTip appear next to the mouse pointer; it lets you know you are moving the document. When the mouse pointer is over the destination folder, release the mouse button and the document is moved to that folder.
The second moving technique is used primarily when you cannot see the file you are moving and the destination folder on the screen at the same time. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. Choosing a destination folder.
Sifting through many files to find the exact file you need can be a bit of a challenge, particularly if you have lots of ...Discover More
Folders are a great organizational tool in Drive. Once you name a folder, you aren't stuck with that name. You can change ...Discover More
One of the great features of Google Drive is that the apps that make up the suite work on a wide variety of devices, all ...Discover More