How to Star on Google Docs and Google Drive

In this post, we'll see the steps to star a file on Google Docs. Also, we'll look at the steps to star file(s) and/or folder(s) on Google Drive. Let's get started.

Star a File on Google Docs

Sign into Google Docs.

To Star: Open the document you wish to star and then click on the "Star" icon at the top.

The document is starred

To Unstar: Open the document you wish to unstar and then click on the "Star" icon at the top.

Star a File on Google Docs for Android

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    Open Google Docs app.
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    ​Now, long press the file that you want to star.
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    ​Find and tap the “Star” option.

That's all. The document is starred now.

The file is starred

To View All Starred Files: Tap on Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Starred.

To Unstar a Starred File:

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    ​Tap on Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Starred.
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    ​Long press the file that you want to unstar.
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    ​Find and tap the “Star” option.

That's it. The document is unstarred now.

Star File(s) and/or Folder(s) on Google Drive

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    Go to Google Drive. Sign in if not already.
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    Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to star.
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    ​Now, right-click on it, and you can see the "Add star" option. Click on it.
Add star option

That's it. The item(s) are starred.

To View All Starred Items: Click on the "Starred" option on the left side of the screen, and you can see all the starred items.

To Unstar Starred Items: Click on "Starred" option on the left side of the screen. Now, select the item(s) you want to unstar. Right-click on it and you can see the "Remove star" option. Click on it.

Remove star option

Star File(s) and/or Folder(s) on Google Drive for Android

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    ​Open the Google Drive app.
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    Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) that you want to star.
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    ​Now, you can see the "Star" icon (if you don't view "Star" icon, then tap on the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots), and you can see the "Star" option). Tap on it.
Star icon

That's all. The item(s) are starred.

To View All Starred Items: Tap on the Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) and then tap on "Starred" option.

To Unstar Starred Items: Tap on Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Starred. Select the item(s) that you want to unstar. Now, you can see the "Star" icon (if you don't see it, then tap on the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots), and you can see the "Star" option). Tap on it.

Star icon which unstar

Note: Keep in mind that the star and unstar you've made to a Google Docs file on Google Drive will reflect in Google Docs and vice versa.

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