How to Move Files and Folders in Google Drive

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

How to move Google Drive files and folders step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Move Files And Folders In Google Drive - Step 1

You can move files and folders from one location to another in Google Drive.

Go to Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and right-click one or more selected items, then choose Move to.

Step 2

How To Move Files And Folders In Google Drive - Step 2

You can select and move multiple items:

  1. Left-click and hold down the mouse button over empty space.
  2. Drag your cursor to form a rectangle over all items you want to move.
  3. Release the left mouse button, selecting all items below the rectangle, indicated by the blue highlight.
  4. Right-click over them and choose Move to.
How To Move Files And Folders In Google Drive - Step 3

Alternatively, you can select multiple files this way:

  1. Left-click to select the first item you want to move.
  2. Hold down the SHIFT key.
  3. Left-click to select the last item you wish to move.
  4. Items in-between are selected as well, indicated by the blue highlight.
  5. Right-click over them and choose Move to.

Step 3

How To Move Files And Folders In Google Drive - Step 4

Select the new location and then click the MOVE button.

To create a new folder, click the little folder icon in the bottom left.

Step 4

How To Move Files And Folders In Google Drive - Step 5

Another way to do this is by a method known as dragging and dropping.

  1. Select everything you want to move, then click and hold down the left mouse button.
  2. The files will merge into a group and move along with your mouse cursor on the screen – this is the “dragging” part.
  3. Now bring your mouse cursor over the location you want to move the items to and release the left mouse button. You can use the menu on the left under My Drive or Shared Drives and drop your items there.

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