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An Easy Way To List Files From A Google Drive Folder In Google Sheets

In this article, we’ll explore an easy trick that you can use to list files in a Google Drive folder. It’s an essential tool for maintaining organization and being aware of the content stored in a specific folder. This method is particularly useful for renaming files, but its applications extend far beyond that.

Here is the advanced version if you want to have a look.

Step 1: Identifying the Folder

The first thing you need is a Google Drive folder with some files. In this demonstration, we’ll be using a folder filled with simple images. To proceed with the process, you need to identify the folder’s unique ID. The ID is the section of the URL that comes after “folders”.

Step 2: Navigating to FileDrop

Once you have your folder ID, you’ll need to navigate to your Google Sheet. From here, move to the extensions and find FileDrop. FileDrop is a Google Sheets extension that can perform various functions, including the one we’re focused on today—listing files in a folder.

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If you don’t have FileDrop you can install it from the Google WorkSpace Marketplace, its free.

Step 3: Listing Files

Within the FileDrop extension, select the option ‘list files in folder’. A popup will appear, prompting you to enter your folder ID. Upon clicking OK, you should start to see a list of all the files present in the specified folder. In our demonstration, we had around 20 files.

Video Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial of how to list the files in your Google Sheet.

Exploring FileDrop’s Capabilities

This handy function provided by FileDrop doesn’t stop at merely listing files. It can also be used to create folders in bulk, rename files, making file organization and identification a breeze. The function works with any file type, not just images.

In conclusion, knowing how to list and manage your files in a Drive folder with FileDrop can be a powerful tool for enhancing productivity and efficiency. Whether you’re dealing with a handful or hundreds of files, this method simplifies the process and allows for greater organization.

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We hope you found this tutorial useful and that it can serve as a handy resource in your day-to-day activities. As always, we appreciate your time and attention, and look forward to helping you further optimize your file management practices in future guides. Cheers!

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