Google Drive folders appear in gray by default, but you can alter the way they look to make things easier to see. This blog entry is dedicated to helping you set up a color system in your folders so that you can navigate your Google Drive more efficiently.
The beginning step is to navigate to the folder you want to alter. To change its color, right-click on the folder. This opens up a menu. Then scroll down about halfway and you will see the option to Change color. An image of a palette with an arrow will also open up further options, including 24 colors for the folder display.
When you have located the color that you want, click on it. You’ll then see the folder change before your eyes.
It should be noted that this feature won’t colorize the contents of the folders. If you have Google Docs and Sheets files in your folders, they will stay blue or green. It’s also imperative to remember that the color changes will be exclusive to your Drive. In other words, if you change the color of a folder in a shared Drive, only you will be able to see the change. If you tell your team to look for the red folder, they won't be able to see it.
How will you use this color changing feature for your Google Drive? Let us know in the comments.