So, you want to select multiple documents in a folder in Google Drive, but you’re not sure how?
Well, my friend, you’re in luck. In this tutorial, I will walk you through the process: step by step and with screenshots so you can follow along.
Select Multiple Documents in Google Drive
I have a secret.
The secret? Selecting multiple documents in Google Drive is way easier—and I mean waaay easier—than you probably think.
And I’m going to show you not one, but two methods for how to do it. One is with your mouse or trackpad, and the other with your mouse and keyboard.
Method #1: Using Your Mouse
To select multiple documents in Google Drive, all you need to do is click with your mouse and drag the selection over the documents you want to choose.
The chosen documents will be highlighted in a light blue color.
Take a look at this screenshot:
This method comes in handy when you want to pick multiple files that are right next to each other.
Method #2: Using Your Keyboard
Click on the first file in the series of files you want to choose.
On a Mac or MacBook, hold down the
Command key, then click on each file you want to add on your selection. Once you’re done adding items to your selection, release the
On a Windows or Linux PC, hold down the
Control key, then click on each file you want to add on your selection. Once again, release the
Control key after you’re done.
This method comes in handy when you want to pick multiple files that are not next to each other.
There are two ways to select multiple files in a Google Drive folder.
To select two or more files that are next to each other, use your mouse. Click next to the first file, then drag your mouse and expand the selection over all files you want to choose.
To select two or more files that are not next to each other, hold down the
Command key on macOS or the
Control key on Windows, then click on each file. Release the keyboard key only once you’re done adding items to your selection.