Google Drive Organization Tips

4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Create a Perfectly Organized Google Drive


  1. Folder structure comes first
  2. Add some color
  3. Standardize your naming conventions
  4. Shared with you, organized by you

How to Organize Your Google Drive Like a Pro


  1. Basic Google Drive Setup and Adding Files
  2. Sort by Different Factors
  3. Select Files Faster
  4. Use Advanced Search Tools
  5. Use Colors and Stars to Create Categories
  6. Preview Documents to Scan Them Quickly
  7. Check Revision and Edit Histories from My Drive
  8. Add Items to Multiple Folders
  9. Use Apps to Help You Organize - USE WITH GREAT CAUTION

How to Organize Google Drive - A Best Practice Guide for Teams


  1. Define your shared top-level team folders (Tidy room, tidy mind.)
  2. Establish a descriptive name convention. (Call a spade a spade.)
  3. Advise people to keep their own files in private folders and to share purposefully. (Less is more.)

Staying Organized: Tips for Naming Your Google Drive Files


  1. Be Descriptive
  2. Best practices
  3. Be consistent
  4. Make sure everyone's on board

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Another Method of Organizing Your Folders/Google Drive

Once upon a time I taught this method for organizing your email. It has merit with Folder structure as well. It all depends on how you are wired.