Finding files in Google Drive can sometimes be challenging.  A few built-in shortcuts may help you navigate your files more efficiently – Recent and Starred files.

Recent Files

Click on the Recent Files link to see a listing of your recently edited files.

Starred Files

You can mark any file with a STAR to mark it as a Favorite.  Right-click, Control-click, or select a file and then click on the three dots  to Star a file.

Then when you click on the Starred link, you will see a listing of those files.