Google Drive – Folders: 50 shades of grey

By default, all your folders are a lovely shade of grey.  Not the most exciting colour, but that can easily be changed and is useful for quickly identifying the folder you want.

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1) Right click on the folder you want to change.  This brings up the menu.

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2) Click on “Change colour” and this opens the palette of 24 colours.  Just click on the colour you want and it changes the colour of the folder.

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Note: if this is a shared folder, this doesn’t change the colour for those who also have access to it.

Tip: Colour folders in the same category the same colour.  This visually shows they are linked.

Tip2: If you select multiple folders, it will colour all of them at the same time.


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