Generate List of all Files in a Google Drive Folder

This is like running the ls Linux command for listing all the files and their details in a particular Google Drive folder. You an even make a tree of files.

Call the listFiles method with the Drive folder name and it will create a list of all files and appends them to a spreadsheet. The direct download links are particularly handy for downloads PDFs and other non Google Docs documents.

function listFilesInFolder(folderName) {
  var folder = DriveApp.getFoldersByName(folderName).next();
  var contents = folder.getFiles();

  var file,
    sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();

  sheet.appendRow(['Name', 'Date', 'Size', 'URL', 'Download', 'Description', 'Type']);

  for (var i = 0; i < contents.length; i++) {
    file = contents[i];

    if (file.getFileType() == 'SPREADSHEET') {

    data = [
      '' + file.getId(),

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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