Tech Tip 4/17/15

Searching Google Drive

To Start

  1. Type your search terms in the search box.
  2. Enter your search terms in the search box at the top of your Documents List, and click the Search button to search your Google Drive account.
Big image


  1. After typing in your search terms, click the drop-down arrow next to the search button.
  2. Choose a selection under Type, Visibility or Ownership to filter your items with options like PDF files, spreadsheets, and images.
Big image

Once you have selected your filters, click on the blue box that appears in the search box
Big image

Using Sort to Search

Your Documents List is sorted automatically by priority based on several factors including how often you open and modify a document. You can reorder your documents by using Sort.

Click the button above your Documents List. You can also reorder documents by clicking on Name or Last modified when viewing My Drive in List View

Use search operators

Search operators also work to refine your query when searching your Google Drive list. You can use search operators in the search bar. For example, type from:[your friend’s email address] and press Enter . You will get a list of all the files they have shared with you that they own. To learn about search operators, or become proficient at searching in Google Drive, check out more in the Support Center.