Add Files/Folders to Multiple Drive Folders on Mobile

13.5 min read|Last Updated: February 9th, 2024|Categories: GSuite|
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Google Drive has a feature for adding multiple files or folders to different directories without having to copy them individually. If you edit a file in a folder, all the instances of the file are updated automatically.

To do this, please follow these steps,

  1. Login to your Google drive in a browser,
  2. Select your intended file or folder,
  3. Press Shift+Z,
  4. Select your destination folder

However, this feature is not available on the Google Drive app for mobile devices because you can’t select a file or folder and simultaneously press Shift and Z buttons on your phone.

In this blog, we discuss a workaround for Shift+Z functionality for the Google Drive app on mobile devices such as Android phones or iPhones.

// This function add a file or folder to another folder. function ShiftZ() {

// Original File or Folder

// If you want to add a file to a folder, enter the file ID inside the quotations below. // If you're not adding any file, leave inside the quotation blank var orgFileID = ""; // <<-- **Attention!** Insert the ID, if any, before running the function

// If you want to add a folder to a folder, enter the folder ID inside the quotations below. // If you're not adding any folder, leave inside the quotation blank var orgFolderID = ""; // <<-- **Attention!** Insert the ID, if any, before running