After years of pleading from users, Google Drive is finally getting a much-needed feature: shortcuts that point to files stored in another location.
If you use Google Drive frequently, you’ll know how frustrating it can be trying to find a single file in a jumble of folders. Yes, you could search for its name, but Drive’s limited sorting options and lack of filters mean you can still find yourself hunting for a needle in a haystack.
You’ll be able to create shortcuts pointing to files in other folders, or on shared Drives, without changing the original file’s location.
Unfortunately you won’t be able to create a shortcut to any old file – you’re limited to Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, PDFs, JPGs, Microsoft Office files and folders. No creating shortcuts to your amusing cat GIFs, then.