Copy and paste Google Drive Files With Shortcut Keys

Publication Date: 2022.08.09

You can copy and paste Google Drive files with shortcut keys

You can now use the familiar keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C (or ⌘ + C on Mac), Ctrl + X, and Ctrl + V to copy, cut, and paste Google Drive files in your Chrome browser. This saves you time by letting you copy and move one or more files to a new location in Drive, across multiple tabs, with fewer clicks.

Lastly, you can open files or folders in a new tab using the Ctrl+Enter key combination, so you can easily view multiple files at once or use different tabs to organize files between two different folder locations.

how to use shortcut key in Google Drive

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  • Business Starter
  • Business Standard
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  • Enterprise Essential
  • Enterprises
  • Enterprise Plus
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  • Available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts when using Google Chrome

Rollout pace

Rapid Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on May 26, 2022

Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on June 13, 2022

Google Help: Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web
Google Help: Find files & folders with Google Drive shortcuts
Google Help: Organize your files in Google Drive by create, move, and copy files

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