Quick Tips for Users of Google Drive

I am a big fan of all things Google.

I love the ease with which I can share documents with my team and keep track of who has made which changes; I know that if I update a document then the right people will immediately have access to the latest version without my having to email it out to them; it’s probably one of the best tools for collaborative working, meaning that multiple users can access a document at the same time without overwriting each others’ work.

Everything about using Google apps seems to be so easy and geared towards the user.

With one exception. There is no functionality for copying a folder in Google Drive.

This has really bugged me for some time, as I often find myself wanting to copy a folder and its contents so that I can use it as a template for a similar piece of work.

Thankfully, there is an easy workaround and it doesn’t involve any plugins! Simply create a template folder on your computer, with the relevant template documents inside it. Then drag and drop this into your Google Drive, rename the template folder, et voilà! Not only will that save you a few minutes every time you need to repeat this task, it’ll stop you feeling quite so frustrated that the lovely people at Google HQ haven’t considered this feature an essential one!


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