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Open a Spreadsheet

How to Open a Spreadsheet in Google Sheets

Open a Spreadsheet

Opening a spreadsheet lets you use a spreadsheet that you or someone else has previously created and then saved. This lesson explains how to open a saved spreadsheet.

Open a Spreadsheet from Google Drive

  1. Navigate to the folder with the spreadsheet you want to open.
  2. Double-click the spreadsheet. Open a Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet opens in its own tab.

Open a Spreadsheet from Google Sheets

If you don't have a Google Drive tab open, you can browse for and open spreadsheets from within a Google Sheets window.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Open. Open a Spreadsheet

    A dialog box opens, where you have a few ways to find a spreadsheet to open:

    • Search for a file in the search field.
    • Browse through the folders in your Google Drive.
    • Click a tab to view your Shared With Me, Starred, or Recent files.
  3. Navigate to or search for a spreadsheet. Open a Spreadsheet
  4. Double-click the spreadsheet you want to open. Open a Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet opens in Google Sheets.

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