Working with Google Drive is a learning experience every day. I just learned of something that I don't think may people are aware of. You can actually place an individual file in multiple folders. The function is similar to creating a shortcut of a file in a Windows environment. This action DOES NOT create a duplicate of the file. It is simply one file in many different folders within your own Drive account.
- Select the file by clicking the box to the left of the file name
- Select the "Move to" function from the top toolbar
- Hold the CTRL key as you select the multiple folders in which you'd like to place the file
- Click "Move"