This Google Drive update should mean you’ll never lose a file again

A new Google Drive update should make it easier to find out where your key files are hiding.

The cloud storage platform has announced that it will add a new “Location” column that expands to show the exact full name and other information of your Google Drive files.

In a blog post (opens in a new tab) Announcing the news, Google said the new feature will make it easier for users to differentiate between files with the same name stored in different locations, which means you should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for at a much faster rate. fast.

The new Location column will display next to the existing name, owner, size, and last modified fields found in Google Drive’s Search, Recent, Favorites, and Trash web views.

Hovering over or clicking on the information will show the full location data, which acts as an alternative to the current method of right-clicking on a file and selecting “Show File Location”, which may take you to another window.

Location field in Google Drive

(Image credit: Google Drive)

The new feature is rolling out and will be enabled by default. It will be available to Google Workspace customers, as well as former G Suite Basic and Business customers.

The update is the latest in a series of upgrades to Google Drive in recent months as the company seeks to make the platform more useful than ever for all users.

This includes the introduction of “search bullets” in Drive, which allow users to filter search results using various parameters, including file type, tags and date last modified.

When searching for a file, users can now enter a keyword, rather than the exact file name, to try to find what they are looking for.

The company also recently revealed that Google Drive will now allow admins to set up custom labels that can be applied to files hosted in their organization’s domain, helping users categorize and organize content more easily, while making the process easier. file discovery and guarding against deliberate attacks. misuse or accidental mishandling of sensitive files.