How2’s Guide on Google Drive Search

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When searching in G-Drive like in the example the search is fast and it does give you all the occurrences of the search.

The searcher here was “190202 Coco” and as you can see the search found 3 files with that name. But just looking at the result does not show where the file actually is located and as you can just see to the left there are more than one computer being backed-up.

This is the way to find where your file is located:
1. Click on the 1st file in the results
2. And notice the bottom bar is now displaying a location.

In this case “Coco > 1902…” when clicking on “Coco” I was taken to the folder named “Coco”
and now I can see where the file is physically located (Win7-8 > Pictures >…)

Note: Every time you have a new computer or you change the name of your computer “Google Backup & Sync” generates a new “Computer” for your current data. Very handy for retrieving older files and folders.

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