If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of files scattered across different folders in your Google Drive account. Trying to locate a specific file can be a pain, especially if you don’t know the exact folder name or filename. But there is an easy way to select multiple files at once and make the process a little bit easier. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to do it. Stay tuned!
What is multiple file selection in Google Drive and how to use it
Multiple file selection in Google Drive allows users to select more than one file at a time. To use multiple file selection, simply click on the first file, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last file. All of the files in between will be selected as well.
Alternatively, users can click on the first file, then hold down the Ctrl key (on Windows) or Command key (on Mac) and click on additional files to select them individually. Once all desired files are selected, users can take any desired action, such as moving or deleting the files. Multiple file selection is a quick and easy way to work with multiple files in Google Drive, and can save users a lot of time compared to working with each file individually.
how to select all files in google drive
There are a few different ways to select all files in Google Drive. The simplest way is to click the checkbox next to the “Name” heading, which will select all of the files in the current view. Alternatively, you can click the checkbox next to the “Type” heading, which will select all files of the same type (e.g., all documents, all spreadsheets, etc.).
If you have a lot of files and you only want to select certain types, you can use the search function to narrow down the results before selecting all of them. For example, you could search for “*.doc” to only select Word documents. Finally, if you’re using Google Drive on a mobile device, you can select all files by tapping the “Select” button and then tapping “All.” Whichever method you use, selecting all of your files at once can save a lot of time when moving or deleting them en masse.
How to select multiple files in Google Drive
In Google Drive, you can select multiple files by clicking on the first file, then holding down the Shift key and clicking on the last file. All of the files in between will be selected as well. Alternatively, you can click on the first file, then hold down the Ctrl key (or Command key on a Mac) and click on additional files to select them individually. To select all of the files in a folder, you can click on the checkbox next to the word “Name” at the top of the list of files.
Finally, you can click and drag to select multiple files that are not next to each other in the list. When you have finished selecting your files, you can take any action that is available from the contextual menu, such as copying or moving them to another location. With a little practice, selecting multiple files in Google Drive will become second nature.
How to group multiple files together for easier selection
One way to make it easier to select multiple files is to group them together using a Google Drive feature called “Collections.” To create a Collection, simply click on the “New” button and select “Collection.” Then, give your Collection a name and add any desired files to it. Once you have created a Collection, you can access it from the “Collections” sidebar on the left side of your Google Drive. When you’re ready to select all of the files in a Collection, simply click on the checkbox next to the Collection name.