How to Create a Folder in Google Docs in 4 Steps

Mara Calvello
Mara Calvello  |  September 10, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you consistently have that moment of panic where you can’t remember where you put your glasses.

Only to find out five minutes later they’re on your head.

We can all do a better job of keeping our things organized, and that goes beyond just items like our glasses or keys. This includes the work we do in Google Drive as it can easily become cluttered and unorganized with important documents, spreadsheets, and slides.

To stay organized, you can easily create a folder directly in Google Docs. Unsure how? It’s easy!

Creating a folder in Google Docs

Between Google Drive and Dropbox, there are many ways you can make the most out of cloud storage. Make sure you always know when your documents are being stored by breaking down how to create a folder directly from your Google Doc.

For further instructions and step-by-step screenshots, keep reading!

1. Click the folder icon

Once you’re in the document you’re looking to save and move into a folder, click the folder icon located by the document title.

Click the Folder Icon

2. Click the folder icon with the plus symbol

From the drop-down menu, click the folder icon with the plus symbol in the lower left-hand corner.

Click Folder Icon with Plus Sign

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3. Name the folder and click the checkmark

Enter a name for your new folder and click the blue checkmark icon to save the folder.

Name New Folder in Google Doc

4. Click Move here

When the folder is created, click Move here.

Click Move Here in Google Doc

At the top of your Google Doc, you will receive confirmation that the document has been moved and is officially saved in a new folder.

Confirmation in Google Docs of new folder

Organization is the key to success

And that rings true in all aspects of life -- including where you keep your Google Docs. Thankfully, creating a folder can be done directly in your Google Doc, so you can be sure every document you create is exactly where it needs to be.

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Mara Calvello

Mara Calvello

Mara is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at G2. In her spare time, she's typically at the gym polishing off a run, reading a book from her overcrowded bookshelf, or right in the middle of a Netflix binge. Obsessions include the Chicago Cubs, Harry Potter, and all of the Italian food imaginable. (she/her/hers)