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File Management

How to Manage Google Sheets Files

File Management

As you work with Google Sheets, at some point you will need to do some file management to keep your spreadsheets organized.

Normally you manage your spreadsheets in Google Drive, but you can also do some basic file management inside Sheets.

Rename a Spreadsheet

  1. Click the file name near the top of the screen.
  2. Edit the spreadsheet name.
    Rename a Spreadsheet
  3. Press Enter.

Even if you change a spreadsheet's name, its URL stays the same, so anyone you might have shared the spreadsheet with won't lose their access to it.

Star a Spreadsheet

If you're working with a lot of spreadsheets, you can mark some spreadsheets as more important than others.

  1. Click the star icon next to the spreadsheet name.
    Star a Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet is marked with a star.

To remove a star, just click the star again.

Copy a Spreadsheet

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Make a copy.
    Copy a Spreadsheet
  3. The Copy Document dialog appears.

  4. Enter a Name for the copied spreadsheet.
  5. (Optional) Specify the Folder where you want to save the copied spreadsheet.
  6. Click OK.
    Copy a Spreadsheet

Google creates and displays the copied spreadsheet.

Move a Spreadsheet

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Move to.
    Move a Spreadsheet
  3. Navigate to the desired folder.
  4. Click Move here.
    Move a Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet is moved to a new location.

You can also move spreadsheets by clicking the folder icon next to the file name.

Delete a Spreadsheet

Finally, you can delete a spreadsheet if you no longer need it.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Move to trash.
    Delete a Spreadsheet

Google deletes the spreadsheet and moves it to the Trash in Google Drive.

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