Add files or folders to different locations

In Google Drive you can add the same file or folder to multiple locations. This means the original file or folder is accessible in different locations without being duplicated.

Important: If a file or folder is managed by AODocs:
– it can be added to multiple Google Drive locations
– it can't be added to any other AODocs library or folder


Document shown in an AODocs library and multiple locations in Google Drive

There are three methods to add a file or folder into another location in Google Drive.

Using Shift+Z

1. Select your file or folder.

2. Press and hold Shift+Z (PC and Mac).

3. Choose your target folder.

4. Press the Add button.


Using right-click

1. Right-click your file or folder.

2. In the pop-up select Move to.

3. Press and hold:

  • Control (PC)
  • Alt (Mac)

4. Choose your target folder.

5. Press the Add button.


Using drag and drop

1. Select your file or folder.

2. Drag your item.

3. Press and hold:

  • Control (PC)
  • Alt (Mac)

4. Drop file or folder into your target folder.

A banner appears to confirm the item has been added to the target folder.


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  • So am I right to say that if your file is managed by AODocs then it cant be added to another folder? It can only be moved?

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  • If your file is managed by AODocs, you can't add it to more than one location in AODocs, whether in the same library or in different ones. But you can add it to a personal Drive Folder (for example only shared with you).
    Then, of course, you can move the files from its location.

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