Friday, January 2, 2015

Add a Drive File to Multiple Folders

One of the gems of Google Drive is how things can be organized. I often find myself wanting a file in multiple locations. In Dropbox, System Documents, or other file organizations this would mean making a copy and putting them in separate folders. That is if until you edit one and have to go back and do the same to the other. With Drive, that is is not needed. The file is only 1 file, just “linked” to 2 folders. Beautiful, really! Here are the easy steps to put your files into multiple folders so you have them grouped in ways that make sense to you.

Add a Drive File to Multiple Folders

  1. Go to the folder in Drive that contains the file you want in multiple locations.
  1. Select the file by clicking on it.
  1. Click “Shift+Z” (hold down the shift key and tap the Z key”.

  1. You now see the option to “Add to” instead of “Move”.

  1. Click on the folder you want it added to and click “Add” at the bottom of the popup.

  1. This will keep the file in its original location (the one you first located it in) as well as link it to the selected folder.
  2. You can add the file to more folders by repeating these steps.

If you want these steps in a Document Click Here!