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Upload Google Sheets to Drive: Easy Steps

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Google Sheets
February 1, 2024

Google Sheets are automatically saved to Google Drive, but you can manually upload files or folders.

  • Access and click 'New'.
  • Select 'File Upload' or 'Folder Upload'.
  • Drag files to Google Drive folder or use Chrome for folder uploads.
  • Enable 'Convert Uploads' in settings to convert files to Google Docs format.

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To upload Google Sheets to Google Drive, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to on your computer.
  2. Click on New in the top left corner, then select File Upload or Folder Upload.
  3. Choose the file or folder you want to upload.
  4. Alternatively, you can drag files or folders directly into the Google Drive folder on your computer if you have Drive for desktop installed.
  5. If you're using Google Chrome, you can upload entire folders by clicking New, then selecting Folder Upload.
  6. To convert uploaded files to Google Docs format, go to, and check the box next to Convert Uploads.
  7. If you upload a file with the same name as an existing one, Google Drive will offer the option to Keep as separate file.

Note that Google Sheets are automatically saved to Google Drive when created or edited. To move a Google Sheet to a different folder in Google Drive:

  1. Open the Google Sheets file.
  2. Click on File in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Move and choose the new folder location.
  4. Click Move to relocate the file.

You can also drag the file from the Google Sheets interface to the desired folder in Google Drive.

Automate Google Sheets and Drive with Bardeen

While uploading Google Sheets to Google Drive can be done manually, Bardeen offers a suite of automation playbooks that can streamline this process, saving you time and increasing efficiency. Automating the upload and management of documents within Google Drive ensures that your data is systematically organized and easily accessible.

Here are some examples of how Bardeen can automate tasks related to Google Sheets and Google Drive:

  1. Copy all email attachments to a Google Drive folder: This playbook automates the process of saving any attachments from your emails directly into a designated Google Drive folder, ensuring that important files are stored safely and can be accessed easily when needed.
  2. Save attachments into Google Drive folder, when email arrives: When you receive an email with attachments, they will automatically be saved into a specified Google Drive folder, which is especially useful for managing a large volume of email attachments.
  3. Save labeled emails to Google Sheets, including attachments stored on Google Drive: Automatically save specific labeled emails to Google Sheets and upload any attachments to Google Drive, creating an organized record of correspondence and documents.

To explore the full potential of Bardeen's automations for Google Sheets and Google Drive, download the app at

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