This Itechguide teaches you how to copy a folder in Google Drive. The guide covers steps to copy a folder in Google Drive on a browser or Backup & Sync App.
1How to Copy a Folder in Google Drive from a Browser
If you access Google Drive from a browser (Drive.Google.com) on your computer, there is no direct option to copy a folder. You can use the steps below as a walk around…
- Open Drive.Google.com from a browser on your computer. Then, navigate to the location you want to copy the folder to and create a new folder.
- In this example, I want to copy the PowerShell Scripts folder. To create a new folder, right click anywhere on the page and click New folder.
- Then rename the new folder to reflect the folder you want to copy. I named mine PowerShell Scripts Copy.
- Finally, click CREATE.
- Once you have created a new folder, open the files in the original folder you intend to copy. Select all the files in the folder. Then, right-click the files and click Make a copy.
- Wait for Google Drive to create copies of the files (the new files will append “Copy” in front). Then, select all the copied files and right-click them. Finally, from the displayed options, click Move to.
- On the pop up window, click the back arrow.
- Navigate to the folder you created earlier and click on it (to select it). Then, at the bottom right of the pop up window, click Move.
- The originally copied files will move to the new folder. To confirm, navigate to the folder,
- If you want to retain the original file names, right-click the file and select Rename.
2How to Copy a Folder in Google Drive with Google Backup & sync
If you installed Backup & sync on your computer and configured folders on your computer to sync to Google Drive, you can copy folders within the synced folders. Here are the steps…
- Open your Google Drive synced folder (It is usually called Google Drive). Then, locate the folder you want to copy and right-click it. From the displayed options, click Copy.
- Navigate to the folder (within Google Drive synced folder). Right-click an empty space in the folder and click Paste.
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