I've a folder in my Google Drive and would like to get the file id of all the files against their file name in a spreadsheet.

Currently I have to open all the files in the folder individually and copy past the "File-Id" from the address bar to this spreadsheet (MasterSheet). In the MasterSheet I've set some import rules which imports automatically using the file ID.

I am unable to find a solution for this though it seems to be a very common requirement one can come across.


I modified Tom Woodward's script to suite my need. Here it is:

   function listFilesInFolder(folderName) {

   var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
   sheet.appendRow(["Name", "File-Id"]);

//change the folder ID below to reflect your folder's ID (look in the URL when you're in your folder)
    var folder = DriveApp.getFolderById("THIS_SHOULD_BE_YOUR_FOLDER_ID");
    var contents = folder.getFiles();

    var cnt = 0;
    var file;

    while (contents.hasNext()) {
        var file = contents.next();

           data = [


I needed to get only the file name and its file-id, and the simplified version does that.

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