Rating/Marking/Flagging Files[ Edited ]
January - last edited January by Brielle B
Is there a way to rate/mark/flag files or documents to easily select certain files for cloud storage? I'm looking for some way to segregate those actual documents in doc, pdf, xls file format for upload.
My situation is this: I want a way to go through old, closed files, and upload only key documents to a file folder in the cloud named something clever like "old stuff". I would want a way to quickly identify and filter out the non-key documents before upload. My goal: use only a small portion of cloud storage for the old files, keeping only the key (may be handy down the road documents) in the cloud.
I am not worried about jpg or music/video files as I already can rate and filter those type of files.
Thanks in advance,
Hi @Tracey Banning,
Welcome back to the community.
I know that there are add-ons for Google Docs that can do a lot of neat stuff. And there are all sorts of additions for Google Cloud, like Labels, that can really power how you store, categorize, and locate your information. And there are apps/add-ons for Google Drive that could help you, too.
I will have to think further on your request to provide more info. You could post your questions in the Google Drive help community, since they work specifically with this product. Someone should be able to provide some really great tips on empowering Google Drive to do as you want.
Re: Rating/Marking/Flagging Fles[ Edited ]
January - last edited January
@J Clemens I'm actually looking for something to use in Windows File Explorer, not Google Drive. I would need the tagging/labelling potential on my computer first, so I could select only the key stuff to upload to Driv
I came up with the idea of adding stars or color labels to documents and files (pdf, xls, doc file extensions) after starting to delve into Adobe Lightroom''s categorization capabilities. I saw the potential of taking the category system to my other, non jpeg files.
Thank you for the response, though.
Hi @Tracey Banning,
If you right click on a Office files, you can add tags, star ratings, details and much more. You can make PDFs searchable, etc. And you can right click on image files and add star ratings and much more without the need for Adobe. These are all inherent to the Windows O.S.
(Please note that a moderator may remove this thread, since it is off-topic to Google Small Business.)
Re: Rating/Marking/Flagging Fles
@J Clemens My apologies for the delay in responding, but i was actually putting your guidance to the test. As always, your input was spot on. I'm especially thrilled that your suggestion brought me to keyword tags in the metadata. (I can't begin to tell you how we will be using that, and how many "cool" ideas that concept has generated. Gosh, I can be such a tech-dork at times.)
My best to you.