Drive: Add a File Shortcut

When a document is referenced across multiple instances in Google Drive, it can be useful to organize the same file in multiple locations within Google Drive folders.

To add a file shortcut to your Drive:

  1. Go to
  2. Navigate to the location of the file that you want to create a shortcut for (this can be in your Drive or in Shared With Me).
  3. Right click or two-finger click the file (also called the secondary click) to view properties. Select Add Shortcut to Drive.
  4. Double-click or click the right arrow by the folder to select the location that you want to save the shortcut.
  5. Click Add Shortcut.
  6. The shortcut should now appear in the designated location, and it will be indicated by a folder with an arrow pointing upwards.
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