Here's some useful info for new and old Google users alike.
If you were all cozy in your old Google Docs Home view, Google came along and rearranged the furniture with the recent introduction of Google Drive. If you are a new Google user you might be wondering what's up with the different views in the left navigation area of Google Drive on the web.
From the Google knowledge base:
- My Drive: Everything in your Google Drive that you’ve created, synced and uploaded. You can automatically sync My Drive to the Google Drive folder on your computer.
- Recent: All of your private and shared files that you've opened in reverse chronological order.
- Activity: Everything that has been edited recently. This view includes anything that you've created, that has been shared with you, or that you've clicked the link to open.