Modified 03 April 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Use the OverDRIVE application to create multiple folders or Google files in Google Drive.

In Drive it isn’t possible to create multiple new folders so it’s a painful manual task if, for example, you need a folder for each of 20 people in a team.

Using a nice feature of OverDRIVE you can create multiple folders by simply pasting a list of the new folder titles into a dialogue box (or by typing them manually). Then OverDRIVE does the rest.

If you don’t already use OverDRIVE, there’s a FREE edition which only takes a few minutes to install and get started.

OverDRIVE lets you create multiple folders, documents, sheets or slides and automatically syncs them to Google Drive.

Here’s how:

  • Once you’ve set up your OverDRIVE site and selected a root folder you’ll see your sub folders (if you have any) across the top menu.
  • Visit the folder you wish to add multiple folders to and choose either the Create icon on the breadcrumb bar or the top right person icon.
  • Choose Create Folder (Google Doc, Sheet or Slide).
  • In the pop up window paste or type a list of names - one per line.
  • Click Create.
  • OverDRIVE will create the folders and sync the changes to Google Drive. 

There you have it - an easy way to add multiple folders, Docs, Sheets or Slides to Google Drive.

OverDRIVE automatically generates a workspace or web portal using documents and data from Google Drive. It syncs information from and to Drive - so any folders you create using OverDRIVE will be synced back to Drive.

Visit to set up a free 2 user OverDRIVE site and link it to your Google Drive account.