11 Jun How to colour code your Google Drive folders
How to colour code your Google Drive folders: If you need a quick and easy way to identify a folder or a group of folders, why not differentiate them using colours? You can also match these to your label colours in Gmail.
To get started, you might first of all want to sort your folder structure into subjects or departments, whichever is easiest for your personal workflow. You might want to match this up to your labels in Gmail for cross-referencing. Once you have your desired folder structure set up, open up the Google Drive folder/s that you wish to colour code.
Right click on a folder, and scroll down to Change colour… You will see a number of colour options that you can select for your file.
You can then repeat this process with each folder, giving them a different colour. You will be able to notice the colour change both in the Google Drive folder and down the left hand side folder view.
As you can see, the colours are a quick way of attracting your attention, rather than looking for a particular folder name, and this is especially useful if you are already using colour coding to organise other files.
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