How do I recognize and identify Excel files in Google Drive? Robert Orzanna (Sheetgo) November 23, 2017 16:40 Updated Follow Excel files have a specific and distinct icon next to the file name when you search for them in Google Drive. If this article did not answer your question, please leave a comment below. To return to Sheetgo, click here. New to Sheetgo? Get started! Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.