Google Drive Navigation and Organization
Create a Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Drawing, Folder, or Presentation by clicking the red Create button.
Share to exactly who you want — without email attachments.
The list of files, folders, and documents that you see when you sign into Google Drive. Includes everything you've created or uploaded. This list order is alphabetical by Title (folders first).
Files that others have shared with you.
You can drag folders that have been shared with you into My Drive for easy access if you would like to. It does not change the sharing settings of the folder.
Star documents you use a lot and they automatically go into the Starred Docs. Click on Starred Docs to see a list of just your important files.
The best way to find your docs, files and folders is by searching.
In the search box, click the down arrow to see advanced search options:
To find Folders Shared with you.
Files and Google Docs.
Everything in your Google Drive in the order it was last updated.
You can remove from Activity if things get too busy for you.
Everything you've recently viewed or worked on in the order it was last updated.
The best way to find a missing file is to click on All items (More/All Items on the left) and then search for it.
Trash contains everything you’ve deleted. To delete an item, check the item and click the trash icon that appears:
Note: You can only trash items that you own. For items you don't own, click More > Remove to take them out of your Google Drive, but not remove them for everyone else.
Your trash is never automatically emptied, so you’ll probably want to clean it out sometimes. Items in your Trash still count toward your storage quota, so this helps free up some space. To clean it out:
In the Trash view, click Empty trash to permanently delete everything:
You probably have a lot of files in My Drive, or will soon. Use folders to organize the contents, just like you do on your computer.
Note: You can also drag your item from the list to the folder on the left hand side.
In the image above, you might notice that the “Support” folder has a little person on it. That means the folder is shared with other people. You can share a file or folder just like you might already share your Google Docs. It’s easy:
See Docs sharing and collaboration to learn about your sharing options.
Modified and adapted from: Edina Apps Google Drive Navigation and Organization