Search Someone’s Google Drive *FOR* Them!

🌟 Search Someone Else’s Google Drive (for them)!

If your manager (or any colleague really) asks you for a file they already have access to in their Google Drive, do this:

  1. Go to YOUR OWN Google Drive (
  2. Search for the file like you would normally
  3. Copy the URL and send THAT to your colleague

This becomes super powerful if they’re asking for more than 1 file. You can search for “2022 planning” for example and all related documents (Sheets, Docs, Slides, Folders) will all show up!

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Last but not least - Happy New Year 😉


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I'm Jeff. I'm a full-time Googler and part-time YouTuber. I enjoy sharing practical tips around interviews, career, and productivity