How to Move Files and Folders in Google Drive

How to Move Files and Folders in Google Drive

In this post, we’ll see:

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How to Move Files and Folders in Google Drive

PC

Sign into Google Drive.

Select the item(s) you want to move.

Right-click on them, and you can see the “Move to” option. Hit it.

You see a pop-up. In it, find and select your preferred destination.

Hit the “Move” or “Move Here” button depending on the one you see.

That’s it.

Let’s see 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 sidebar.

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.

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

Read: How to Disable Quick Access in Google Drive

Android

Open Google Drive for Android.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

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

Go to your preferred destination and then hit “Move.”

iPhone

Open Google Drive for iPhone.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

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

Go to your preferred destination. Tap “Move here.”

In the pop-up, hit the “Move.”

Read: How to Download Items from Google Drive


How to Make a Copy of a File in Google Drive

Let’s see the steps to make a copy of a file in Google Drive (PC, Android, and iPhone).

PC

Sign into Google Drive.

Select the file(s) you want to make a copy.

Right-click on them.

You see the “Make a copy” option. Hit it.

Android

Launch Google Drive app.

Hit the “Files” at the bottom.

Select the file.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top. Hit “Make a copy” option.

Select the location you prefer. Hit “Select.”

iPhone

Open Google Drive app.

Tap the “Files” at the bottom.

Hit the three horizontal dots beside the file you like to make a copy.

Hit “Make a copy” option.

Read: How to Remove Items from Google Drive