Search Drive File Names Add-on

Last updated 17 January 2022

What it does

It is easy to search for the names of files within Google Drive™, but what happens when there are a lot of results that you need to go through?! Scrolling continuously down the page becomes quite clunky and frustrating, so with this tool you can perform that same search in a Google Sheet™ but have the results collated into the Sheet also, so they are much easier to then work with.

This Google Sheet™ will contain:

  • a clickable link to the file,
  • the file type,
  • the date it was created,
  • when it was last updated,
  • the folder path where it is stored,
  • the ID of the file.



Install the Add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace

  1. You can access the tool from any Google Sheet™, by clicking the 'Add-ons' menu > "Search Drive File Name" > "Start search".
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter all (or part) of the file name you are searching for.
  3. The Add-on will display an animated image whilst it performs the search, after which a new Google Sheet™ (tab) will be created in your Google Sheet™ with the results.

Privacy Policy

Who is requesting Google user data? I am an individual developer making my tools available to all that want to use them. All of the data is stored within the Google™ environment, I am the only one with access to it and it is not shared with any third parties. There are no ads and no emails generated from any of the data. No other personal/sensitive data is collected and processed by me.

What data are you requesting? This Add-on accesses your own Google Drive™ in a read-only capacity for file details.

Why are you requesting Google user data? You are not asked to enter any user data.

The 'Search Drive File Names' app's use and transfer to any other app of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

Terms of Service

This Add-on is free for use. You accept the Privacy Policy when installing the tool and will not attempt to interfere with its functionality. As an individual developer I take no responsibility for any adverse effects when using this Add-on, but I intend to make every effort to maintain it going forwards and ensure its functionality. It is your responsibility to use the tool correctly and securely.

You will not attempt to copy the Add-on.

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