by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 24, 2013)
Google Drive makes it easy to upload and work with all sorts of documents. After a while, you may end up with dozens, scores, or hundreds of documents, spreadsheets, and what-have-you in Drive. That can make it a bit of a challenge to figure out how to find the documents you want to use.
Fortunately, Drive makes it rather easy to search and sort documents, all with the intent of making it easy to find specific ones. For instance, here's how to find the files on which you last worked:
It really is that simple—just two steps. With the files sorted in this manner, you can easily locate the recently used file you want to work with.
Google Drive doesn't limit you just to this method of sorting, though. You can click the Sort tool, near the right side of the toolbar, to further sort your files. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Using the Sort tool to order files in Drive.
The options available through the Sort tool are context-sensitive. They are dependent on what option you have selected at the left side of the screen. For instance, if you have Recent clicked at the left side of the screen, the Sort options available are different than if you have My Drive clicked.
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