How to Create or Rename Folder on Google Drive (and More)

In this post, you’ll see:

Here, I’m using Android, iPhone, and PC. Let’s start.

How to Rename Folder or File in Google Drive

Here, you’ll see how to do this on Android, iPhone, and PC.

PC

Go to Google Drive. Sign in, if not already. Right-click on the file or folder you want to rename.

Please click “Rename,” which is under “Add to Starred.” 

In the “Rename” popup, enter the name, and then hit “OK.”

Android or iPhone

Open the Google Drive app and tap “Files” at the bottom.

Tap the three horizontal dots (if you’re using an iPhone) or the three vertical dots (if you’re on an Android) below the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the “Rename” option. In the popup, enter the name and then hit “Rename.”

That’s it.

Here’s an alternate method (apply for Android and iPhone):

In the Files tab, long-press the file or folder you want to rename.

Hit the three vertical dots (if you’re using Android) or the three horizontal dots (if you’re on an iPhone) at the top right. The rest are the same as above.

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

How to Rename File in Google Docs

Here, you’ll see how to do this on Android, iPhone, and PC.

PC

Sign in to Google Docs. Click the three vertical dots in the file for which you want to change the name.

Select “Rename.” Provide the name in the popup and then hit the “OK” button.

iPhone or Android

Open the Google Docs app. Tap the three horizontal dots (if you’re using an iPhone) or the three vertical dots (if you’re on Android) beneath the file you want to rename.

Tap “Rename.” Provide a name in the popup and then hit “Rename.”

Note: By default, Google Docs (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

Here, you’ll see how to do this on Android, iPhone, and PC.

PC

Sign in to Google Drive. Click on the “New” button on the left sidebar.

Select “Folder.” In the popup, change the name of the folder if you wish.

Click the “Create” button.

That’s all. You can see the folder in the “Folders” section of “My Drive” and also when you expand “My Drive” on the left sidebar.

Here’s an alternate method: press Shift + F, and the rest is the same as above.

Android or iPhone

Launch the Google Drive app. Tap the “+” icon and then “Folder.”

In the popup, provide a name if you wish. Tap “Create.”

That’s it. If you’re using an iPhone, tap “Files” at the bottom if you’re not in it, and you’ll see the folder.

How to Add Shortcut of Google Drive File or Folder

Here, you’ll see how to do this on Android and Windows 11 PC.

Android​

You can add a shortcut to 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 the “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 popup.

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

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

Windows 11 PC

Let’s see the steps to add a Google Drive file or folder shortcut to your Windows 11 PC desktop.

Sign in to Google Drive and open the file or folder you want. Copy the address from the address bar of the browser.

Go to your Windows 11 desktop and right-click on an empty area there.

Hover your mouse over “New” and then hit “Shortcut.” Paste the address you copied earlier. Hit the “Next” button.

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

That’s all. You can 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 11 PC.

How to Remove Suggested Section in Google Drive

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

If you dislike the Suggested section in Google Drive, then you can remove it, and here’s how on a PC:

​Sign in to Google Drive. Click on the “Gear” icon at the top and then select “Settings.”

In the “Settings” popup, on the right, you’ll see “Suggestions.”

There you can see “Show suggested files in My Drive.” Uncheck it if you don’t want the “Suggested” section in “My Drive.”

You can also see “Show suggested files in Shared with me.” If you don’t want the Suggested section in the “Shared with me,” uncheck it.

Click on the “Done” button at the top.

That’s it. Refresh the page if you don’t see the change.

Note: If you want to enable any of the above, follow the steps above, but select it.

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