How to Create a Folder in Google Docs

You can create new folders directly in Google Docs!
Michael Michael (179)

When you make a Google Doc, it's automatically saved into your Google Drive. However, you can put it in a custom folder and even create a brand new folder in Google Docs. This way, you won't have to open a new tab to move your Google Doc into a new folder.

We'll show you how to make a folder in Google Docs easily.

Google Drive and Google Docs saving

Remember that Google Drive is where all of your folders are located. You can open things and move things into your folders from Google Docs, however — so you don't have to jump back and forth.

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Create new folder google docs

Even if you don't want to move this particular document into your new folder in Google Docs, you still:

  • Select the small folder icon next to the document name.
  • Next, click the folder icon with the + sign at the bottom-left.

This will take you to a screen where you can create a new folder.

Name new folder in google docs

Give your new folder a name and click the ✓ mark to create it.

You can now move this document and other Google Docs, Sheets, etc., into your new folder, which is in your Google Drive.

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