5/22 Cut, copy and paste files using keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive Web

Modified on Fri, 23 Dec 2022 at 02:32 PM

26.5.2022 | Google Drive

You can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C (or ⌘ + C on Mac), Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V to copy, cut and paste Google Drive files in your Chrome browser. This saves you time by allowing you to copy one or more files and move them to new locations in Drive, and across multiple tabs, with fewer clicks. 

Additionally, a link to the file and its title will also be captured when copying a file, which allows you to easily paste them into a document or an email. 

New keyboard shortcuts in Drive: 

  • Move files: Ctrl + X, Ctrl + V

  • Duplicate files: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V

  • Create a shortcut: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Shift + V

  • Open files or folders in a new tab: Ctrl + Enter

Learn more: Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web


All customers (when using Chrome).


Rapid Release Release: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on May 26, 2022 

Scheduled Release: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on June 1, 2022

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