Today I had created a document brainstorming some ideas. I created this document in one of my folders. Coming home, I wanted to access the document quickly.
In Google Drive underneath the “Create” button are options to filter your documents. If a document is in a folder it will not show in your general “My Drive” document feed.
One of the options under “Create” is the option for “Recent” documents. I would recommend getting into the habit of checking there when trying to access a document you have recently worked on. It can be a much quicker work flow.