How to Create a Folder in Google Docs? Easy Step-by-Step

While Google Docs is meant to be used as a writing tool and word processor, since it’s integrated with the Google ecosystem, it also allows you to create folders from the Google Doc itself.

The folder that you create from Google Docs with eventually be located in Google Drive.

And while you always have the option to go back to Google Drive and create the folder there, having this ability to create a folder from Google Docs itself is also convenient.

In this short tutorial, I will show you how to quickly create a folder from Google Docs and/or how to move a document to any other folder on the drive.

Creating a Folder from Google Docs

This is fairly simple.

When you open a Google Document, you will see the Google Drive icon at the top-right (next to the document name).

When you open a new document, it may take a few seconds for it to load completely and show the folder sign.

To create a new folder, follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the Folder icon (which is next to the document name)
Folder Icon in Google Docs
  1. Click on the New Folder icon (at the bottom left of the box that opens)
Add new folder icon
  1. Enter the name of the folder
Enter the Name of the folder
  1. Hit Enter (or click on the tick button next to the field)
Click on the tick icon

The above steps would create a folder in some location where you have the Google Docs document stored.

Note that as of now, you can not specify where this new folder should be created. It will always be created in the same folder that contains the Google Document from where you are creating the folder.

You, however, have the option to move this folder anywhere you want (but this needs to be done from Google Drive)

Moving an Open Google Docs to Another Folder

While you can create a folder from within the Google Docs (as covered above), this option is actually meant to allow you to move the active Google Docs document to any other folder.

For example, if you have two folders A and B, and you want to move a Google Docs document which is in folder A to folder B, you can open that document and move it to folder B without going to Google Drive

Below is how you can move a Google Docs document:

  1. Click on the Folder icon (which is next to the document name)
Folder Icon in Google Docs
  1. In the box that shows up, select the folder where you want to move the file. If it’s not shown there, click on the back icon (backward pointing arrow) and then locate the folder.
Locate the folder
  1. Once you have selected the folder, click on Move
Click the Move icon

The above steps allow you to easily move a Google Docs document to any folder in Google Drive.

So this is how you can create a folder from Google Docs itself, and can also move the active document to any folder in the drive.

I hope you found this tutorial useful!