8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive
- photos and images,
- text documents,
- zip files,
- or folders.
4. Search Google Drive for Words the Item Contains
Searching for words the item contains is going to search the content within your files as well as the title. Google’s smart search is SOOOOOO smart! If you search for the word, “cat,” it will not only find files with “cat” in the name but also find any images you have of cats! Note: This is the default search for number one, listed above, but here you can add other filters to help you locate the file or folder.
5. Search by Owner
You can search your Google Drive for files that are owned by you, or not owned by you. If you remember who owned the file, you can search by the owner by specifically entering their email address.
6. Search Google Drive by “Shared With”
You can also search for files that have been shared with certain users. Simply type in the name or email address of the person with whom the file was shared.
7. Search Google Drive by “Located In”
If you happen to know if the file has been starred or placed in the trash, you can specifically search those locations as well.
8. Search Google Drive for Exact Phrase
If you know your file is titled or contains an exact phrase, you can type that phrase into the search surrounded by quotes to locate every file that contains that exact phrase, similar to an exact phrase search on google.com. (Example: “Shake Up Learning with Google Apps”)
I hope these tips help you find all the files you need in your Google Drive! What are your favorite tips? Please share in the comments below.
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