Google Drive allows you to securely share folders from your personal Drive
Note: These instructions do not apply to Google Shared Drives. To share a folder in a Google Shared Drive, add the recipients to the Shared Drive membership or create a new Google Shared Drive.
- Can organize, add, and edit: If they're signed into a Google account, people can open, edit, delete, or move any files within the folder. People can also add files to the folder.
- Can view only: People can see the folder and they can open all files within the folder.
- If you share or unshare folders with a lot of files or subfolders, it might take time before all permissions change. If you change a lot of edit or view permissions at once, it might take time before you see the changes.
Share a folder with single or multiple individual recipients
Anyone with a link to the folder
Share with a Google Group
You can share files and folders with Google Groups instead of individual people. When you add to or remove members from the group, they will gain or lose permission to the files and folders that the group can see or use.
Make someone else the owner of a folder
When you transfer ownership of a folder, the files inside keep their original owner. To change the owners of more than one folder:
- Click the Google Drive link on https://inside.ewu.edu
- Select the folder that you want to change owners.
- To select multiple folders, hold Shift and click the folders you want.
- At the top right, click Share .
- Click Advanced.
- To the right of the person’s name, click the Down arrow .
- Click Is owner.
- Click Save changes.
After you make someone else the owner of a folder, you can edit the folder unless the new owner decides to change your access.
Files deleted from shared folders
To lean more about sharing a folder, review this article from Google.