January 7th, 2008 | Published in Google Docs
Having read many requests to create sub-folders in Google Docs and having spent many hours building the new feature, I recently found the following note from a fellow Googler on my desk:
"Hi Olga: I have been trying for the last 79 hours to create a folder within a folder. Does 'Please try again later' mean it will work in the 80th hour?"
The answer was of course "no" -- because until now you couldn't create a folder within a folder in Google Docs. Though it's now way past the 80th hour, my co-worker need not wait any longer. As indicated by the gray triangle you may have noticed next to your folders in the All Folders view, everyone can now have folders and sub-folders and sub-sub-folders and -- you get the idea.
You can navigate your folder hierarchy by clicking on the gray triangles next to the folder icons to expand and collapse the folder contents. And if you want to move items between folders, simply select the items you want to move using the checkboxes and click the 'Move to' button in the toolbar. A widget will pop up for choosing a destination folder, or you can select the 'Remove from current folder' option to do just that.