Google Drive: Recent->Click->Magnifying Glass by admin | Aug 27, 2015 | Drive, Google | 3 comments Here 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. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Alice Keeler blog posts: Do Not Make Me Track Down the Link Google Classroom: Creating Collaboration Groups How To Add a Drive File into Multiple Folders Create a Google Doc – Shift T 3 Comments doughpat on 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? Reply admin on 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. Reply Robie Jayawardhana on 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. Reply Trackbacks/Pingbacks Way cool! -> Google Drive: Recent->Click->… | EducatorAl's Tweets - […] cool! -> Google Drive: Recent->Click->Magnifying Glass @alicekeeler alicekeeler.com/teachertech/20… #edtech […] Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.