Smarter Searching in Google Drive

Tech Tips for Tuesday

Little Johnny says he finished the document on time and shared itwith you, but you don’t want to dig through hundreds of student documents in Google Drive right now. (The alphabetic sort isn’t really reliable.) Assuming you’re using a file-naming convention, you may want to use the asterisk for smarter searching.
In the Search field at the top of Google drive, type the information you know, with an asterisk standing for the information you don’t know. For example, if all your period 1 graphing equations documents are named PERIOD1-LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME-GRAPHING-EQUATIONS, and you want to quickly locate Johnny’s document, enter PERIOD1*JOHNNY* and press Enter. You shouldinstantly have a small set of appropriate documents to choose from.

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