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I need to put a child folder in multiple parent folders. I used to be able to do it in Google Docs, but for some reason now, holding the ctrl key and moving or just moving, it removes it from one and adds it to another. I can't seem to make multiples.

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    Google Docs used to treat "folders" like labels in Gmail in that you could apply multiple labels to a document. Now that it is Drive, however, it needs to act more like the directory structure on your hard drive where, for most people, a folder only "lives" in one other folder.
    – ale
    Aug 19, 2012 at 16:07

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  • Select the folder that you want to copy to multiple folders (this can be done by clicking the check box beside the folder)
  • Click on organize (located on the top in between the Share button and Trash button)
  • Select multiple folders (Ctrl+click) in which you want to keep the child folder and then click on Apply changes
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  • I'm surprised this actually works. It even makes copies of files in the OS file folder(s) that Drive syncs to. There's a delay, though, so things can sometimes seem out of whack.
    – ale
    Aug 19, 2012 at 16:14
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I solved it this way:

Search for the file, open details from the more button and click on the folder in which the file is located :)

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  • How does this answer the question? Oct 29, 2013 at 9:45

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