When you are hunting for a file in Google Drive and you type into the search bar, it searches your entire Google Drive - including files that have been shared with you. This often creates a very long list and makes it more difficult for you to find your file. If you are looking for a file you created, type "owner:me" into the search bar (do not include the quotes) and then type your text. For instance, if you are looking for an English Essay file you made, and you don't want the 120 English Essays your students wrote to show up, type the following into the search bar:
owner:me English Essay
Your results will only include files that you created. This helps narrow the results significantly and helps you find your files faster.
For more Google Drive tips check out these posts I made:
Google Drive Search Tips
Google Drive Organization Tips
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