How to Manage Files in Google Drive Workspaces

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

Follow these steps to add or remove files from a workspace in Google Drive.

What are Google Drive workspaces

  • Workspaces provide another way for you to sort and access files. 
  • A workspace can contain up to 25 files – even ones from multiple different folders.

How to manage files in Google Drive workspaces step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Manage Files In Google Drive Workspaces - Step 1

Go to Google Drive at and click Priority on the left to see a list of your workspaces.

Step 2

How To Manage Files In Google Drive Workspaces - Step 2

Add files to a Google Drive workspace

If you just created a new Workspace, you will see this when you click View workspace.

Otherwise, Add files will appear in the top right when you click View workspace.

Step 3

How To Manage Files In Google Drive Workspaces - Step 3

The Add to Workspace sidebar appears on the right, allowing you to add items from your recent files, My Drive, or Shared Drives.

Select whatever you want to add to the workspace and click INSERT on the bottom right.

Step 4

How To Manage Files In Google Drive Workspaces - Step 4

Remove files from a Google Drive workspace

To remove files from the workspace, hover over them, click the three dots icon that appears to their right, and then click Remove from workspace. 

You can click View workspace if the files you’re looking for are not displayed upfront.

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