How to Move Files and Folders in Google Drive

In this post, we’ll see how to move files and folders in Google Drive (Windows 10 PC, Android, and iPhone). Let’s get started.

PC

Steps

  1. Sign into Google Drive.
  2. Select the item(s) you want to move.
  3. Right-click on them, and you can see the “Move to” option. Hit it.
Move to option
  1. You can see a pop-up now from which you can find and select your preferred destination.
  2. Once you’ve done that, hit the “Move” button.
Move button

That’s it. All done.

Here’s an alternative method:

Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to move.

If your preferred destination is “My Drive,” then drag the chosen ones and drop them on “My Drive” on the left side menu.

If your chosen destination is any other folder, then drag the selected items and hover your mouse over “My Drive” and you can see the folders. If you see your preferred one now, then drop the items in it. Otherwise, hover your mouse over the folder which contains your destination folder and repeats the same until you find your destination folder.

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Once you find your destination folder, drop the selected items in it.

Android

Open Google Drive for Android.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Select the item(s) you wish to move and then hit the Overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top.

Hit the “Move” option.

Move option in Google Drive for Android

Now, go to your preferred destination and then hit “Move.”

Move option

iPhone

Open Google Drive for iPhone.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Select the item(s) you wish to move and then hit the “Move” icon at the top.

Move icon

Now, go to your preferred destination and then tap “Move Here.”

Move Here option

In the pop-up, hit the “Move.”

Move popup