Add star Google Drive

Google Drive Add star
This shows Add star item in the right-click menu. It also can be accessed by 1. clicking the desired documents. 2. Then clicking the three dots in the top menu bar and 3. selecting Add star from the menu that appears.

Adding a star is Google Drive’s equivalent of making a document a favorite. Both documents and folders can receive a star. If you add a star to a folder, any documents and folders inside it will not receive a star automatically; they needed to be starred independently.

Adding a star to an item will place a star to the right of its name in the list. It also will make the item accessible through the Starred item in the left column.

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Adding a star
Accessing starred items
Links to other Google pages

Adding a star

Adding a star is as simple as selecting the desired documents and/or folders and clicking the Add star button.

  1. Click on on the first desired document or folder.
    1. If the subsequent documents or folders are directly above or below the first selection, hold down the shift key on the keyboard. Then click the left mouse button on the desired document. This applies regardless of whether you are using Windows, Mac, or a Linux distro.
    2. If the itemsĀ are not directly above or below the first selection, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard if you are using Windows or a Linux distro. For Mac users, hold down the Cmd key.
  2. Click on the three dots to the right of the trashcan icon. You can also right-click on one of the selected documents or folders.
  3. Click the Add star item.

To remove a Star from a document, follow the above steps. The Add star item in the menu will be replaced with a Remove star item.

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Accessing starred items

Google Drive Starred item
This is the left column in Google Drive. The Starred item is highlighted.

In the the main folder, My Drive, all starred items have a star to the right of the name. Simply click on one to open it. If Google Drive is in Grid View, rather than List View, documents and folders will not have a star on them.

The other way is to click on the Starred item in the left column. This will reveal all the folders and documents with stars in the main section.

When the Starred folder is displayed, you can remove any folder or document by following the steps in the previous section. The document or folder will disappear from Starred but will remain in its location in My Drive.

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Links to other Google pages

Google’s office suite |Google Drive features overview|Get Shareable link in Google Drive| Move to feature Google Drive | Google Drive Preview feature | Add Star Google Drive | Google Drive Manage versions

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