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Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive.

I have tried checking multiple items and then copy them. It will make all the selected files copied to my Drive with a - copy filename suffix. But this method wouldn't apply on folders, so folder structure is not reserved and I have to repeat the steps many times.

May I know any work around, tool or technique I can use?

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ClarifiIn Google Drive, click 'Shared with Me', right click the folder, and click 'Add to My Drive'. This will make the folder and all sub-folders and files appear in your main Drive.

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However the folders and files will be lost if my friend delete them later? I need to keep a copy myself. – Mark Nov 9 at 5:54
Then you should click 'Make a Copy' instead of 'Add to My Drive' in the right-click menu. Keep in mind, though, that the file copy that will now be in your My Drive folder will no longer be sync with other users's versions. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Nov 9 at 12:45

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