List all Google Drive Files and Folders

With Google Scripts you can generate a Google Drive Tree with all the files and folders (and sub-folders). You can either start with the root (main) folder or specify a folder name - this is helpful when you have tons of files in your Google Drive and retrieving the entire list can cause the script to time out.

/* Change the FOLDER NAME to generate tree for any specify folder */

function generateFolderTree() {
  try {
    // If you want a tree of any sub folder
    //var parent = DriveApp.getFoldersByName("FOLDER_NAME").next();

    // If you want to search from the top (root) folder
    var parentFolder = DriveApp.getRootFolder();

  } catch (e) {

function getChildFolders(parent) {
  var childFolders = parent.getFolders();

  while (childFolders.hasNext()) {
    var childFolder =;

    Logger.log('Folder Name: ' + childFolder.getName());
    Logger.log('Folder URL:  ' + childFolder.getUrl());

    var files = childFolder.getFiles();

    while (files.hasNext()) {
      // Print list of files inside the folder

    // Recursive call for any sub-folders
Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

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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