Move files and folders

 

This article explains how to:

Move files and folders by drag and drop within Team Folders only
Move a file or folder to a different subfolder from the Google Drive interface
Move a file to a different folder from the Google Drive file preview


Move files and folders by drag and drop within Team Folders only

In Team Folder libraries you can move files and folders by drag-and-drop and using the Google Drive buttons (shortcut: Z), just like in regular Google Drive folders.

However, AODocs maintains the integrity of the content of Team Folders by ensuring that files cannot be accidentally moved out of a Team Folder, which would prevent the Team Folder users from accessing them. As a result, if you move a file outside its Team Folder (for example, if you move a file from an AODocs Team Folder into your My Drive), AODocs will move the the file back to the Team Folder where it belongs after a few moments. 

Note: To move a file or folder outside a Team Folder, you must export the file. Only library administrators can export files or folders from a library.


Move a file or folder to a different subfolder from the Google Drive interface

Important: In Secured Folder libraries, you cannot move files or folders by drag-and-drop in Google Drive or with the standard Google Drive buttons. You must use the Smartbar button in the Google interface or the Smartbar menu in the Google Drive file preview.

Tip: To move multiple files or folders within a library, you are recommended to use the AODocs interface.

In a Team Folder or Secured Folder:

1. In Google Drive, hover your cursor over the file or folder you want to move.

2. Press the Move to another folder in this AODocs library button.

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3. If you selected an item that isn't at root level, a popup opens. Select either:

  • The library root folder to move the item into the root folder of the library; then select Move. The item is moved to the root folder.
  • A library subfolder, then press Select a subfolder

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4. In the Select a subfolder popup, select the subfolder where you want to move your item.

5. Press Select. The item is moved to the selected folder.

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Move a file to a different folder from the Google Drive file preview

In a Team Folder or Secured Folder:

1. Open a file in the Google Drive file preview

2. In the Smartbar menu, select Move

3. Follow from step 3 above.

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  • I wish drag and drop was supported for moving items within a secured folder.

    Also, Drive supports multiple select (with ctrl-click), but the AODocs move to subfolder operation does not respect the selection, it only moves a single item. This makes bulk move operations extremely tedious as you have to move items one at a time.

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