How to Create a Folder in Google Docs [2023]

In the era of cloud-based word processing tools, we work on multiple files every day. If these files aren’t organized neatly, finding the necessary file can be a big hassle. So, organizing files into folders is crucial. 

Fortunately, Google Docs lets you create folders from the document you are working on. After creating folders, you can easily save a document to that folder. These folders are automatically added to your Google Drive. So, finding your files becomes more convenient.

In this guide, we will show you how to create a folder in Google Docs. Follow the visual representations to create folders easily.

Steps to Creating Folders in Google Docs

Though you can create folders in Google Drive and save your docs to those folders, we will first show you how to do this in the document you are working on. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to Open a blank document from the home page and give that document a name. We, for example, used Test Document as the file name.

Step 2: Click on the File menu and select Move from the menu. You can also click the Move icon on the right side of the file name. This looks like a folder icon with a rightward arrow inside.

Google Docs menu option to move to folder

Step 3: Clicking this icon will open a dialog box showing the existing folders in your Google Drive. To create a new folder, you should click on the new folder icon in the bottom left corner of the dialog box. This looks like a folder icon with a plus sign inside it.

Create folder button in Google Docs

Step 4: Google Docs will prompt you to enter a name for your new folder. The folder name should be related to the document, so you can easily find that folder later; we have used the Test Folder for this example. Once you type the name, click the tick icon on the right side of the text box.

Set folder name in Google Docs

Step 5: Now that your folder has been created, you will see the folder name on top of the dialog box. You can now move your document to that folder. To do this, click on Move here at the bottom right corner of the dialog box.

Move document to newly created folder in Google Docs

How to Browse Your Folders in Google Docs

You have successfully created a folder in Google Docs and organized your files in your folder. To check if your file is organized in your folder, you can do the following.

Step 1: Click on the Google Docs icon to go to the Google Docs homepage. You will see all your recent Google Docs on the homepage.

Click the Google Docs icon to go to the main area

Step 2: Click on the burger menu in the top left corner of the screen. Then, click on Drive from the menu. This will take you to your Google Drive.

Google Drive menu option

Step 3: You will see all the folders saved to your Drive on the Google Drive homepage. You need to double-click on the folder you have created. For example, we double-clicked on the Test Folder.

Example of a folder in Google Drive

Step 4: Inside the Test Folder, we can see our saved document named Test Document. You can double-click on the file to open it, and your file will open in Google Docs.

Document in a Google Drive folder

Alternatively, you can use the search bar on your Google Docs homepage to search for the target folder. Click on the search box and type your folder name. If you type the folder name correctly, the target folder will appear on the list. Click the folder, and your folder will open in Google Drive.

Search for a specific folder or doc in Google Drive

How to Delete a Folder in Google Docs

If you want to delete a folder, you need to do this from Google Drive. Follow these steps to delete a folder from your Drive.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive.

Step 2: Click on three dots beside the folder name and select Remove from the menu.

Step 3: The folder will be removed from your Google Drive. Remember, this will primarily move into the Trash folder, and you can recover the folder within 30 days. After that period, your folder will be permanently deleted from your Google Drive, and you can’t recover it.

Menu option to delete a folder in Google Docs

Final Thoughts on Folder Creating in Google Docs

Google Docs is a trendy tool for creating all types of documents online and collaborating with your teammates. The chance of your files getting behind hundreds or thousands of files is very high. So, you need to create relevant folders to organize your documents efficiently.

Though you can create a folder in Google Drive, Google Docs lets you create folders directly. While working on a document, you can create folders and move your current file into the folder. We’ve shown you how to create a Folder in Google Docs in a few simple steps and hope this will help you.

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