How to Copy Google Drive Folders

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If you need to copy a Google Drive folder from a web browser, Google doesn’t make it easy for you. But you can use a workaround or download the desktop app for a more streamlined approach.

Copy Folders Using Google Drive (Kind of)

Google Drive doesn’t offer a way to copy a folder and all of its contents when you use the web-based app. Instead, you have to copy the contents of the folder, create a new folder, and then paste everything into the destination folder.

To get around all this, fire up your browser, head to Google Drive, and open the folder you want to copy. Press Ctrl+A on Windows or Command+A on Mac to select all the files, right-click, and then click “Make a Copy.”

Click "Make a Copy."

Google Drive makes a copy of each file you selected, places it in the current folder, and adds “Copy of” before each item’s name.

Now, select all the file copies, right-click, and then click “Move to.”

Click "Move to."

Choose the directory where you want the copies to be stored, and then click the “New Folder” icon in the bottom-left corner.

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