How to Create Subfolders in Google Drive

Google Drive is a familiar cloud storage to store all important files and documents. Keeping the Drive organized is mandatory to pick the important files.

Creating folders, and subfolders is a wise method to keep the files organized. Follow this tutorial on how to do so.

Why Create a Folder in Google Drive

To keep the files in Google Drive in good condition, you can easily find the files whenever you need and also you can prevent the wrong files due to saving them in the wrong place.

How to Create Subfolders in Google Drive

You can follow the steps mentioned here to learn more about creating subfolders in Google Drive and how you can choose to organize everything in the available storage space.

  • Open the Google Drive and log into your account.
  • Now, go to the folder where you want to create subfolders.
  • Make a right-click on the page.
How to Create Subfolders in Google Drive
  • Name the New folder, click Create, and move the required files to that.
Creating folders in Google Drive

You have successfully created a subfolder inside a folder. Moreover, you can choose to follow the same process as above and organize all your files similarly.

How to Create Subfolders in Google Drive using Phone

Apart from creating subfolders from your system, you can also do the same through your smartphone. Check out all the steps here.

  • Open your Google Drive App.
  • Tap on the folder where you want to create subfolders.
  • Now, click on the + button at the bottom.
  • Choose the Folder option to create a subfolder.

You can keep repeating this to create as many folders as you want. This method works for all Android and iPhone users.

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Tips about Folders and Subfolders on your Google Drive

We have learned about how you can create subfolders on Google Drive and that was pretty easy. No matter if you have just started using Google Drive, the process hardly takes a few simple steps.

Let us learn a few more tips about creating folders.

  • Use color coding on Folders and Subfolders to keep your files organized.
  • Subfolders can be shared only if allowed by permission from the owner of the parent folder.
  • Create shortcuts to your folders to have better access.
  • Select multiple files at once and move to the different subfolders to organize them.
  • You can find all the folders and subfolders in the My Drive section.

How to Change Colors of the Google Drive Subfolders

The best part of organizing the files on Google Drive is you can change the color of each of the folders or the subfolders to be able to identify them better. By seeing the color we can identify which files are available in which folder.

Here are the steps you can follow to change the colors of the subfolders.

  • Open Google Drive on your system or smartphone.
  • Login to your account.
  • Now, open the folder where you have created the subfolder.
  • Make a right-click on any of those to get started with.
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  • Tap on Change Color and select any of the colors from the options available.

You can keep repeating the same method again and again until all your folders are color-coded as needed. It works perfectly well for students to organize their subject, assignment, notes, etc. Along with this, as a professional, you can use it to organize your office files and documents as well.

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Can you select a Subfolder to not be synchronized to Drive?

The answer is No. You cannot simply choose a particular subfolder from a folder tree to not sync with the parent folder. There is no direct way that you can simply exclude one subfolder and let others be synced. You can try to separately take that folder and make it a separate option and then sync it.

Or else you can choose to simply delete those folders after they have synced to remove them from the folder tree.


Well, here we are with all you have to know you can create subfolders in Google Drive. It is not a big task but people still hesitate to try out new.

You can create 40 subfolders in Google Drive. The best way to go from here is to use color-coding and organize the files as mentioned in the guide above.

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