When you open Google Drive in a web browser on your laptop and create a new file using the Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms web apps, it is automatically saved in the root of Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive). If you want to change the Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms file save location and save it to a specific folder on Google Drive, there are two ways to do that. You can:
- select the Google Drive folder before creating the file, or
- move the file to the folder after the file creation.
Select Google Drive Folder Before Creating File
Before creating the file in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms web app:
- go to the specific Google Drive folder in which you want to save the file, and
- click on the “+ New” button and select Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms from the list.
The new file will be saved to the folder you are in at the time of the file creation.
Move Document to Google Drive Folder After File Creation
If you have already created the Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms file you want to save to a specific Google Drive folder, you can use the Move function.
- On the right of the file title, by default “Untitled document”, “Untitled spreadsheet” and similar, there’s a small folder icon right after the star icon. Click on the folder icon to see the list of your Google Drive folders.
- Select the desired folder to save the file to, and click the Move button.
The file will be saved to the folder you specified.
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