Locate your Google files in Google Drive

 This article explains how to:

Locate files in your standard Google Drive
         Search for files from Google Drive
         Find where your current Google file is located in Google Drive
Locate files in Google Drive with the AODocs Smartbar


Locate files in your standard Google Drive

Search for files from Google Drive

1. In Google Drive, enter a keyword in the search bar and press Enter. A list of files and folders matching your keyword search appears. 

2. Select a folder or any type of file. The path is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

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3. You can also select a folder or a Google file, right-click and select Locate: 

  • the path of the selected item is indicated above the list of files and folders
  • the folder where the file is located opens

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Find where your current Google file is located in Google Drive

In your Google file (Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings), you can press the title of the document and the name of the directory will appear next to it.

To view more document details: 

1. Select File.

2. Select Document details

The Document details pop-up opens showing the document location, owner, date of creation and date of last modification.

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Locate Google files in Google Drive with the AODocs Smartbar

As an AODocs user with the AODocs Smartbar installed, you can locate Google files in the Google editor using the breadcrumb on the top of the screen. 

When you open a file in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings you can:

  • click on any segment of the path displayed in the header to open the corresponding folder in Google Drive 
  • press the Open in AODocs button to open the file in AODocs

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Note: The Breadcrumb isn't available for non-Google files.

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  • I would like to locate Excel and Word documents in Google Drive. This procedure explains only Google Docs, Sheets and Slides location.

  • Hello Paulo,
    Indeed the smartbar only display the breadcrumb of the file for Docs, Sheets and Slides because it is the only documents who have a dedicated interface in Google Drive. Excel, word, pdf and other types of document only allow you to have a preview. We are looking into it but there are technical limitations because the preview is a sort of iframe on top of the Google Drive interface.

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