Google Drive action - Search files or folders

This action retrieves a list of files or folders that match your search criteria.

Input fields

Field name Description
Files or folders Select whether to search for files or for folders.
Folder Narrows down the search to within this folder. Matching files/folders in sub-folders will not be fetched. Leave blank to search through My Drive.
Name Search for files or folders whose names partially match the given name.
Modified after Search for files modified after this date.
Trashed files? Search for files which have been trashed.
Starred files? Search for files which have been starred
Owner email Search for files or folders belonging to this user
Writer email Search for files or folders that this user has permissions to edit.
Reader email Search for files or folders that this user has permissions to read.
Shared with me? Search for files or folders shared with the connected user.

Output fields

Note that in Google Drive API, the terms folder and file are used interchangeably. A folder is technically a special file. So whenever the field name or field description mentions file, it also applies to folder.

Field name Description
Files List of files or folders found from the search. Each file/folder contains the output fields below.
- ID ID of the file.
- Name Name of the file older
- Mime type Mime type of this file, as stated in Google documentation.
- Description A short description of the file.
- Starred Whether the user has starred the file.
- Trashed Whether the file has been trashed, either explicitly or from a trashed parent folder. Only the owner may trash a file, and other users cannot see files in the owner's trash.
- Explicitly trashed Whether the file has been explicitly trashed, as opposed to recursively trashed from a parent folder (e.g. when you trashed the whole parent folder)
- Parents The list of the parent folders which contain the file.
-- ID The ID of the parent folder which contain the file.
-- List size The number of the parent folders which contain the file.
- Version A monotonically increasing version number for the file. This reflects every change made to the file on the server, even those not visible to the user.
- Web content link A link for downloading the content of the file in a browser. This is only available for files with binary content in Drive.
- Web view link A link for opening the file in a relevant Google editor or viewer in a browser.
- Icon link A static, unauthenticated link to the file's icon.
- Thumbnail link A short-lived link to the file's thumbnail, if available. Typically lasts on the order of hours. Only populated when the requesting app can access the file's content.
- Viewed by me Whether the file has been viewed by this user.
- Viewed by me time The last time the file was viewed by this user (RFC 3339 date-time).
- Created time The time at which the file was created (RFC 3339 date-time).
- Modified time The last time the file was modified by anyone (RFC 3339 date-time).
- Modified by me time The last time the file was modified by this user (RFC 3339 date-time).
- Sharing user The user who shared the file with the requesting user, if applicable.
-- Display name A plain text displayable name for this user.
-- Email address The email address of the user. This may not be present in certain contexts if the user has not made their email address visible to the requester.
-- Permission ID The user's ID as visible in Permission resources.
-- Photo link A link to the user's profile photo, if available.
-- Me Whether this user is the requesting user. Boolean value.
- Owners The list of owners of the file. Currently, only certain legacy files may have more than one owner. Not populated for Team Drive files.
-- Display name A plain text displayable name for this user.
-- Email address A link to the user's profile photo, if available.
-- Permission ID The user's ID as visible in Permission resources.
-- Photo link A link to the user's profile photo, if available.
-- Me Whether this user is the requesting user.
-- List size Number of owners in this list.
- Last modifying user The last user to modify the file.
-- Display name A plain text displayable name for this user.
-- Email address The email address of the user. This may not be present in certain contexts if the user has not made their email address visible to the requester.
-- Permission ID The user's ID as visible in Permission resources.
-- Photo link A link to the user's profile photo, if available.
-- Me Whether this user is the requesting user. Boolean value.
- Shared Whether the file has been shared. Not populated for Team Drive files.
- Owned by me Whether the user owns the file. Not populated for Team Drive files.
- Viewers can copy content Deprecated.
- Writers can share Whether users with only writer or edit permission can modify the file's permissions. Not populated for Team Drive files.
- Original filename The original filename of the uploaded content if available, or else the original value of the name field. This is only available for files with binary content in Drive.
- Full file extension The full file extension extracted from the name field. May contain multiple concatenated extensions, such as "tar.gz". This is only available for files with binary content in Drive. This is automatically updated when the name field changes, however it is not cleared if the new name does not contain a valid extension.
- File extension The final component of fullFileExtension. This is only available for files with binary content in Drive.
- MD5 checksum The MD5 checksum for the content of the file. This is only applicable to files with binary content in Drive.
- Size The size of the file's content in bytes. This is only applicable to files with binary content in Drive.
- Quota byte used The number of storage quota bytes used by the file. This includes the head revision as well as previous revisions with keepForever enabled.
- Head revision ID The ID of the file's head revision. This is currently only available for files with binary content in Drive.
- List size Number of files or folders found from the search.

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