How to Rename a File or Folder in Google Drive

How to Disable Quick Access in Google Drive (and More)

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s get started.

How to Rename in Google Docs

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

Hit the three vertical dots in the file for which you want to change the name.

Hit “Rename.”

Provide the new name in the pop-up. Hit “OK” button.

iPhone or Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Tap the three horizontal (or vertical) dots beneath the file you want to rename.

Tap “Rename.”

Provide name in the pop-up. Hit “Rename.”


Note: By default, Google Docs (desktop version and app) doesn’t have an option to rename multiple files or folders at once.

Read: How to Add Link in Google Docs


How to Rename in Google Drive

PC

Go to Google Drive. Sign in, if not already.

Right-click on the file or folder you want to rename.

Click “Rename,” which is under “Add to Starred.” 

In the “Rename” pop-up, enter the name, and then hit the “OK.”

Android

Open the Google Drive app.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Long press the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the three vertical dots. You see the “Rename” option. Hit it.

In the pop-up, enter the name and then hit “Rename.”

iPhone

Open the Google Drive app.

Tap “Files” at the bottom.

Tap the three horizontal dots beside the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the “Rename” option.

In the pop-up, enter the new and then hit “Rename.”


Note: By default, Google Drive (desktop version and app) doesn’t have an option to rename multiple files or folders at once.


How to Create a Folder in Google Drive

PC

Sign into Google Drive.

Click on the “New” button on the left sidebar.

Select “Folder.” In the pop-up, change the name of the folder if you wish.

Click the “Create” button.

That’s all.

You see the folder in the “Folders” section and “My Drive” on the left sidebar.

Android or iPhone

Launch Google Drive app.

Tap “+” icon > Folder.

In the pop-up, provide a name if you wish. Tap “Create.”

That’s it. For iPhone: Tap “Files” at the bottom, and you see the folder.


How to Add Shortcut of Google Drive File or Folder

Android​

You can add a shortcut of a Google Drive file or folder to your Android device’s home screen. Let’s see how to do that.

  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  1. Tap “Files,” which is the first one from the right side at the bottom.
  1. Select the item for which you want a shortcut.
  1. Tap on the three vertical dots at the top right.
  1. Tap “Add to Home screen” option.
  1. If you prefer to place the shortcut manually on the home screen, long-press the icon you see in the center and drop it anywhere on the home screen. Or tap on the “Add automatically” option in the pop-up.

That’s all. Go to your Android device’s home screen, and you see the shortcut.

Note: Check this guide to remove the shortcut from the home screen.

Windows 10 PC

Let’s see the steps to add a Google Drive file or folder shortcut to Windows 10 PC desktop.

Sign into Google Drive. Open the file or folder you wish.

Copy its address from the address bar of the browser.

Go to Windows 10 desktop and right-click on an empty area there.

Hover your mouse over “New” and then hit “Shortcut.”

Paste the address you’ve copied earlier. Hit “Next” button.

Give a name for the shortcut. Hit “Finish” button.

That’s all. You see the shortcut on the desktop.

Alternate Method

Open the Google Drive file or folder.

Drag and drop the URL to the desktop of your Windows 10 PC.


How to Disable Quick Access in Google Drive

If you don’t like Quick Access in Google Drive, then you can disable it.

Let’s see how to do that on PC:

​Sign into Google Drive.

Click on the “Gear” icon at the top. Click on “Settings.”

In the “Settings” pop-up, you see “Suggestions.” Besides it, you see a checkbox. Uncheck it.

Click on the “Done” button at the top.

That’s it.

If you want to enable Quick Access, select the checkbox beside “Suggestions.” And then click the “Done” button.

Note: Google Drive app (Android and iPhone) doesn’t have an option to do this task.

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