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.

Getting Started

Google Drive Overview

Google Drive is a document creation, management, and collaboration tool available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and graduates through Google Workspace for Education Plus.

Creating and Adding Files

Working with Files and Folders

Working with My Folders

Finding Files and Folders


Sharing 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.

Working Together on a Document

Creating a Departmental Folder Structure

Additional Resources