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Top 5 Google Drive Tips and Tricks

Top 5 Google Drive Tips and Tricks


Anyone and everyone who uses an Android phone or a computer is aware of Google Drive. It is Google's own cloud storage system and is one of the best cloud storage services out there. If you have a Google account, you get 15GB of free Google Drive space right away.


Top 5 Google Drive Tips and Tricks



If you need more space, you can always increase the 15GB allotment by upgrading to the paid Google One subscription. Whether you are using the paid or free plan, you must learn to take advantage of the capabilities of Google Drive.


Tips and tricks for Google Drive.



Here are some practical tips and tricks for Google Drive.



Tip 1: find shared files easier


There are many benefits to having all your data in the cloud, especially if you automatically back up your data to Google Drive. The downside to this is that you may have trouble finding a specific file that was shared with you or one that you shared with someone else. You can save yourself the headache of rummaging through all your files by using operators to make it easier to find files in Drive.



You can do this on your Android phone or your computer. For Android phones, first open the Google Drive app. Look for the search bar in the app. To find files you shared with others, use the to: operator. To find files that someone shared with you, use the from: operator. Type the operator and email address who shared the file with you or who shared it with in the search bar and press Enter. For you, use me instead of an email ID.



The same operators can also be used on the desktop version of Google Drive. Open Google Drive in your computer's browser. Enter the same operator and keywords listed above in the search bar to find what you are looking for.


Top 5 Google Drive Tips and Tricks


If you have the Google Drive desktop app, open the folder and enter the same operator and keywords in the search bar to find what you're looking for.



Tip 2: create shortcuts


Another way to quickly find a certain file or folder is by creating shortcuts. This can be done from the comfort of your Android phone using the Google Drive app or from the desktop. You can create shortcuts for the application or even your computer from within the application.


Open Oh on your laptop or your computer's internet browser. Right-click the file for which you want to create a shortcut. Click Add a shortcut to Drive.



On your phone, open the Google Drive app. Find the file or folder for which you want to create a shortcut. Touch the three dots on the file or folder. Touch Add Shortcut to Drive.

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Choose the location of your shortcut. Touch Add.


You can set shortcuts for four locations from your phone. These are My Drive, Computers, Shared with Me, and Featured.


Tip 3: change the folder colors



Organize all your Google Drive folders in an orderly way by changing their colors. You can use personal coordination methods, for example shades of green for work-related folders or shades of pink for personal ones. Here's how you can change folder colors on cloud storage platform.


For PC users, open Google Drive in your desktop browser. Right click on a folder. Select Change Color from the drop-down menu. Choose any color.



To change folder colors in Drive on Android, open the Google Drive app. Touch Files and then choose a folder. Long press on the folder and tap on the three dots in the upper right corner. Touch Change Color and choose a hue.



Tip 4: view file activity



Google has made it easy for you to collaborate on projects with your colleagues or colleagues. You can view the activity of the file in Google Drive which helps you share comments or know who edited the file. If you are doing this on your computer, follow the steps below.



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Open Google Drive in your desktop browser. Find the circular button with i inside and click on it. Click Activity.



On your Android phone, open the Google Drive app. Choose a file and tap the three dots on it. Touch Details & Activity. Scroll down to the Activity section.



Tip 5: reorder your files



It is very useful to have all your data organized within Google Drive. You don't have to drag and rearrange each item one by one, just reorder everything in bulk. You can reorder all your files and sort them by name, last modified and last opened.




If you are a desktop user, open Google Drive in the browser. Find the current ranking criteria and click on it. Change the classifier to reorder your files. Click the arrow to change the arrangement from ascending to descending order.



Phone users can also achieve the same result. Open the Google Drive app. Touch Files. Find the current classifier in the upper right corner and tap on it. Choose sort criteria.



Reorder changes are saved to your Google Drive on all platforms. If you sort your files by criteria on the desktop or on your phone, it will appear on the other devices as well.

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