How to Set a Folder to Save Documents Scanned With Google Drive

How do you scan documents with Google Drive for Android?

Let me guess. You open the app, tap the + button, acquire the document, edit the filename, select a folder, and save.

A document scanned with Google Drive on a Pixel 2 XL phone
A document I scanned with Google Drive on my Pixel 2 XL phone.

This is fine. But Google Drive saves scanned documents in the current folder which is often the root of My Drive like when opening the app. If you scan other documents in the same session, the current folder is again My Drive’s root. This requires extra folder selection work if you want to scan over one related document to keep in the same folder.

Here’s a trick to save a series of scans in a specific folder without having to select a folder each time. Navigate to the desired folder before tapping the + button to scan. This changes the current folder which sticks for all subsequent scans in the same session.

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