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Organising your Google Drive

Things can get messy, quickly in Google Drive.

We are going to look at how to organise your Google Drive using folder colours and stars 🌟.


Let's start with a feature we love, folder colours! These are a great way to highlight certain folders or use a colour-coded system.


Example of a Google Drive Shared Drive with colour coded folders highlighted

Step 1. Right-click on the folder you would like to add colour to or click on the 3 dots to the right when you hover over the folder.


Step 2. Select 'Organise' and choose your colour from the list of options.


The organise menu when you right click on a file or folder in Google Drive

Our next favourite is the Stars 🌟. You can add stars to documents and folders, these will then appear in the 'Starred' section. This is a great way to organise the files and folders you need to access quickly.


The starred section in the left hand side menu of Google Drive

Step 1. Right-click on the file or folder you would like to add to the starred section, or hover and click on the 3 dots menu.


Step 2. Select 'Organise' and click 'Add to starred'.


The organise menu in Google Drive, with Starred highlighted

There is a bonus with using the stars, you can use them when searching. When using the search drop-down in Google Drive you can select 'More locations' within the 'Location' box.



The locations box within the Google Drive search drop down

You can then click the 'Starred' section to search within a starred folder.


Starred section in the Google Drive search drop down

I selected the 'Subscriptions' folder and can now search within it.


The search drop down in Google Drive, showing the location field

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