Is it possible to have a shortcut to a file or folder from another folder in Google Drive?
I want to have the same file pointed to from several locations.

  • Currently,it is not possible to point same file to various folder location in the Google drive. – Vembu Jan 5 '15 at 18:33
  • @Vembu: That's wrong. – Rubén Oct 29 '16 at 20:34

Web UI

  1. Select the file
  2. Press SHIFT+z, the add to folder dialog will be shown.
  3. Select the folder to add the file.
  4. Click the "Add here" button

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Google Apps Script

Use Class Folder and addFile method

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This can be done for Windows by:

  1. Download the Google Drive app for your PC from google.com/drive/download/
  2. Install the downloaded app, the wizard will ask you for your Gmail address, your password, and a verification code if you have two-step verification enabled on your Google account.
  3. On the last screen of the wizard, click the “Sync options” button at the bottom.
  4. You can choose which folders in your Google Drive account you want to sync and download to your PC
  5. You can then right click any of these files or folders once they are synced to your PC and create a shortcut
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