After years of user requests, Google Drive finally gets a much-needed feature: shortcuts that lead to files stored in other locations.
If you use Google Drive frequently, you will know how frustrating it is to find a file in a folder stack. Yes, you can search for your name, but the new shortcut feature can make your life easier.
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You can create shortcuts that point to files in other folders or on shared drives, without changing the location of the original file.
Sadly, you won't be able to create shortcuts to any old files – you're limited to Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, PDF, JPG, Microsoft Office files and folders. There are no shortcuts to make your cute cat GIF.
This feature will arrive to pay G Suite users in the coming weeks (administrators can now sign up for the beta program to get it sooner) and we anticipate it will flow to private Google Drive users later in the year.
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Through Ars Technica