Google Drive: Work with Files and Folders
The Google Drive self-help guide provides how-to instructions for common tasks such as organizing and finding files and folders, sharing and working together on documents, and downloading and printing files.
Google Drive Overview
What is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a document creation, management, and collaboration tool available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and graduates through G Suite for Higher Education.
Navigate the Google Drive Interface
Google Drive and Apps at the UMN
Creating and Adding Files
Understand Google Drive File Types
Create New Documents
Convert Files to Google Format
Working with Files and Folders
Working with My Folders
Create, Move, or Delete a Folder
Finding Files and Folders
Search for Files and Folders
Advanced Search and Filtering
Downloading and Printing Files
Download and Print Files
Deleting and Recovering Files
Delete and Recover Files
Sharing Files and Folders
Share Files and Folders
Within Google Drive you can share files and folders with view-only, comment-only, or full-editing privileges. You can also transfer ownership of items in Google Drive to other users.