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Mark Important Files

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In this video, you will mark important files in your Google Drive account.

Marking files makes them stand out from other files in Drive, so they’re easy to find later.

All of your files matter, but some of them are more important than others, and you need to be able to find those quickly.

For example, you won’t want to waste time searching for College applications, Assignments you need to turn in, Applications for summer jobs, Or articles for the school newspaper.

To start, open Google Drive.

There are two ways to mark a file.

First, go to your Literature folder and choose a file to open and star.

When you’re working on a document and realize it’s important, you can add a star without leaving the page you’re on.

If you realize later that a file is important and you’ll reference it a lot―like a study guide or a short story you’re writing―you can star that file right from your main Google Drive screen without ever opening the document.

If you star something by accident, you can always click undo.

If you decide later that you don’t want a file starred anymore―like after you turn in an essay or project―you can remove the star without opening the file.

When you need to access the important files you’ve starred in the past, find them in your Google Drive by going to the section marked Starred.

The Starred section of your Google Drive will show you any file you have marked, regardless of whether it’s a picture, document, presentation, spreadsheet, or PDF.

Now, it’s your turn: Open a file in Google Drive, Add a star to it, And check the Starred folder to confirm the file is there.

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