How to Copy an Entire Folder to Another Folder in Google Drive

Now you might expect to be able to copy folders between folders in Google Drive, but you can’t, you can only copy files.

BUT there is a free web app that does exactly what you are looking for. Labnol is a great site for expert Google Apps tips and scripts.

Here’s how to get started with this one:

  1. Go to and click the Authorize button.
  2. Allow the app to access your Google Drive files. The app would perform the copy operation directly inside your Google account without involving a third-party server.
  3. Once authorized, select the source folder using the Google File picker and specify the destination folder name.
  4. Click the Copy Folder button to begin the cloning process.

That’s it. The script will run in the background and copy files, one-by-one, into the target folder.  It will log everything in a Google Spreadsheet so you know what’s happening behind the scene

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