This question tells how to use the Google Drive web interface to place one file in multiple folders. Is there a way to achieve that effect by manipulating the files in a Google-Drive-synchronized directory on my Windows PC?
When the Google Drive shared folders are numerous, finding the right folders to select them is laborious and time consuming. Finding the right folders on the PC is fast, because one can search. The web Organize dialog has no search feature (which would help, but would still be slower than searching locally in the synchronized file structure).
Also, certain categories of files (in our environment) are known to want to live in particular folders, so a batch file or python script could be used to automate doing that... but what to put in the batch file?