I'm pretty new with all this stuff. A folder with a bunch of work was shared with me. Call it CSC. I had made a spreadsheet, call it hours, how do I put it into the CSC folder and make it shared with everyone else?
You need to add the Shared collection/folder to your "My Drive." This can be done in the browser.
This will make CSC show up in your "My Drive" list of documents while preserving the shared nature of the actual folder. You can now drag or move any other documents in "My Drive" into the folder, and it will be reflected for all users who share that folder.
REMEMBER: Any document from "My Drive" that you put into the Shared folder will inherit the level of access for the recipient. Meaning if you have a private doc that is put into the Shared folder, everyone who is included in the Shared folder will have access to this doc (view/edit based on their folder access).
You can download the spreadsheet to your local machine (Select the filename, click on 'More' and then click on 'download...').
Then upload it to the CSC folder. (Go to the shared drive, Click on the red button next to 'Create...', it will ask for the file to be uploaded.)
Yes, this looks like a dirty trick... which it is.
If you are working a lot with Google drive, you can click on Offline Docs on the left panel. It will allow you to edit Google Docs on your local machine and then update changes to the shared file.
Two steps to share a Google Doc with a Shared Folder
Note that you can use CTRL-Click to add file(s) to multiple folders without removing from the original location. This option lets you keep file(s) in multiple folders if you want.
Remember: Once a file is shared with any folder all users of that folder will have access no matter what the Share settings IN the file say.