If your Google Drive is full of folders and files, you can use the search feature to find just what you need. All files stored in shared locations or My Drive are searchable. You can search for a file title, file contents, items featured in pictures, and PDFs.
Google Drive allows you to view your files in either a grid view, as thumbnail images, or a list view. The grid view is generally helpful when the folder contains images, whereas the list view is particularly helpful when working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
When there are several folders and files displayed, switching the view from thumbnails to a list may make it easier to scan.
Using the Sort feature makes it easier to locate information and keep related information together. Files are sorted from newest to oldest by default. There are four ways to sort your files in Google Drive:
Name: Orders files alphabetically by the file name.
Last modified: Orders files by the last time someone made a change to a file.
Last modified by me: Orders files by the last time you made a change to a file.
Last opened by me: Orders files by the last time you opened a file.
Click a column heading.
Select an option to sort by.
The files are now sorted as you specified. An arrow icon also appears by the column header showing that the column is being used to sort the view.
Click the Reverse sort direction arrow to flip the sort order.
You aren’t able to sort your files on the Recent tab.