Streamlined file organization with the new Google Drive location picker

What’s changing

We’re introducing improvements to the web Google Drive location picker that enable you to quickly and efficiently select a location to organize files and folders. The updates include a new visual experience and helpful suggestions when moving files and folders or adding shortcuts to items in Drive. Specifically you’ll notice: 
  • “Suggested”, “Starred”, and “All locations” tabs. Upon navigating into a folder location, the tabs are replaced by a back button and the name of the location 
  • Details for the selected folder paths, an option to create a new folder, and an image notification if you’re moving something into an empty folder 
  • Suggested locations and the option to reject the suggestion, which immediately removes it from the list 
  • Streamlined navigation that adds an inline button to complete the action of moving a file in one click 
  • A label if a folder is “view only” and explanations for why you might face an error when moving a file, such as not being the owner of a file 

Who’s impacted 

End users 

Why it’s important 

This update improves upon the current Drive picker experience, allowing you to organize files, folders, and shortcuts in Drive in a more effective manner. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: Visit the Help Center to learn more about how to use Google Drive. 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Available to users with personal Google Accounts