c788901b7f359acf810e481bc0680b7fc48c9e6e How to Copy Google Drive Folders?

How to Copy Google Drive Folders?

How to Copy Google Drive Folders? 

If you need to copy a Google Drive file from a web browser, Google does not make it easy for you. But you can use a solution or download the desktop application for a simpler approach.


Copy folders using Google Drive 

Google Drive does not provide a way to copy a folder and all its contents when you use the web-based application. Instead, you need to copy the contents of the folder, create a new folder, and then paste everything into the destination folder.

To work around this, start your browser, go to Google Drive , and open the folder you want to copy. Press Ctrl + A on Windows or Command + A on Mac to select all files, right-click, then click "Copy."

Google Drive makes a copy of each file you selected, places it in the current folder, and adds "Copy of" before the name of each item.

Now select all copies of the files, right-click, and then click "Move to."

Choose the folder where you want the copies to be stored, then click the "New Folder" icon in the lower left corner.

Name the new folder, then click the check icon.

Finally, click "Move Here" to move all the selected files to this directory.

All your files should be moved to the folder you just created.

This is a complicated method and should be much easier.

How to Copy Google Drive Folders


Copy folders using Backup and Sync

Alternatively, if you have Backup and Sync installed on your computer, you can copy your Google Drive folders directly from your desktop application without having to open a web browser. This approach, unlike the solution in the previous method, is simple. Just copy a file and all its contents to another destination - no silly, uninterrupted way of doing things.


For this guide, we use Windows Backup and Sync, but it works the same on macOS.

Launch the Backup and Sync desktop app and let all your files and folders sync with the cloud before you begin. The icon should look like this when it is complete.

When the sync is complete, open File Explorer on Windows or Finder on Mac, open the Google Drive folder, right-click the folder you want to duplicate, and then click "Copy."

Alternatively, you can single-click the folder and then press Ctrl + C on Windows or Command + C on Mac to copy it.

Then navigate to the destination directory - or wherever you want to copy this folder - right-click, then click "Paste" or press Ctrl + V on Windows or Command + V on Mac.

Likewise, the folder is copied to the current directory.

Backup and Sync syncs your file with Google Drive right away so you can access it from anywhere.


Until Google integrates copy and paste commands into Drive, the above two methods are the only ways you can copy a folder. Backup and Sync is the easiest and easiest option to use, but first you need to install and configure the desktop application correctly.