Home » Google » Apps » Drive » Google Drive: Recent->Click->Magnifying GlassGoogle Drive: Recent->Click->Magnifying Glass Alice KeelerAugust 27, 2015October 12, 20174 CommentsHere is a workflow I use with Google Drive all the time.Click on “Recent” on the left hand side.Click on the file that I was using recently.Click on the magnifying glass in the toolbar to jump me to that folder. Related Alice Keeler Blog Posts:Creating Google Drive Templates New Google Drive: Setting Your Upload Options Google Drive: drive.google.com 7 Google Drive Tips 4 thoughts on “Google Drive: Recent->Click->Magnifying Glass” doughpat August 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm Hi Alice–This is an interesting one. I’m not sure I quite understand a couple of things. First–the magnifying glass usually implies a search function, doesn’t it? (I realize you didn’t choose this icon!). Second–what exactly do you use this function for? It is sort of like the ‘Open containing folder’ function in OS? Log in to Reply admin August 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm You are searching for the folder that file is in. It shows me the folder that file is in. I usually have other files in that folder I want to use. It is an efficient workflow for me. Log in to Reply Pingback: Way cool! -> Google Drive: Recent->Click->… | EducatorAl's Tweets Robie Jayawardhana August 31, 2015 at 5:10 am Alice, definitely a useful tip. Rdoughpat, the thing with Google drive is that the search is so powerful it finds documents from all over the place. Being able to get to the location where it is stored is gold. In this instance, “Recent” is like any other search. It calls up files that match a criteria – “recent”. And these files can come from anywhere. Knowing where they come from can be important. Log in to ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.