How to Copy Folders in Google Drive

Copy folders with the Google Drive app Right-click on the folder, click Copy, then go wherever you want to copy the folder, right-click again, and click Paste . And that's how to duplicate a folder in Google Drive. We'll email you 1-3 times per week—and never share your information.

Google Drive is an incredibly popular cloud storage service that allows you to store files, documents, videos, and photos with ease. One of its most attractive features is the 15-gigabyte free tier and its synchronization with Android phones. However, several features have always been missing from the service, including the ability to duplicate folders.

While you can easily copy files within folders, the folders themselves cannot be duplicated in Drive. If you want to duplicate a folder, you’ll have to do it manually. Here’s how.

Start by creating a new folder in your Drive account. Click on the new icon in the top left corner and select ‘folder.’ Give your folder a name. Then, head back to the folder you want to duplicate. Double-click to open that folder and select all files using either ctrl + a on Windows or command + a on Mac.

Right-click on any of the selected files to open the context menu, then click on ‘make a copy.’ The new copies of these files will appear in the same folder with ‘copy of’ in the start of the file name.

Now, select either the copies or the original files, then right-click on any selected file. From the context menu, select ‘move to,’ and a dialog box will open. Since we just made our new folder earlier in this guide, click on the back arrow in the upper left corner to access your drive.

Select your newly copied folder. If you forgot to make a folder for your copies, you don’t need to stop this process. Just click on the grey folder icon with a plus sign in the bottom left of the dialog box. Drive will ask you to enter a name for the new folder, and then click on the blue tick mark next to it. Once done, click the blue ‘move here’ button in the bottom right corner to move the files to this new folder.

Google Drive is an excellent tool for cloud storage, and with this guide, you can now duplicate folders with ease. Try it out and see how it can simplify your file management.


Why can't I copy a folder in Google Drive?
Before copying, you need to make sure that your copying object is a file instead of a folder, because Google Drive does not support copying folders. If you want to copy an entire folder, the only way to do it in Google Drive without extensions is to copy each document, then move them into a new folder.
How do I copy an entire folder shared with me in Google Drive?
For Folder, click Change and choose a location for the copy and click Select. Tip: Select a Shared Drive so that the Shared Drive owns it, not any one person.Check the box for ☑︎ Share with the same editors. ... Select Entire site to copy the whole site.Click OK.
What app can I use to copy folders in Google Drive?
Use a Google Drive add-on like Folgo to help you create a copy. This add-on gives you more control over what you want to copy. ... Use Google Drive app for Desktop, but it only works partially copy.