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Google Team Drive

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.

Instead of an individual owning a file in Google Drive, the team has access to all files in a Google Team Drive.

Google Team Drive works within Google Drive.

How to Use Google Team Drive

Create a Team Drive

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. From the navigation menu, click Team Drives.
  3. Click New.
  4. Enter a name for your Team Drive.
  5. Click Create.

Add Members and Permissions

  1. From the navigation, click a Team Drive.
  2. Under the Team Drive name, click +Add Members.
  3. Add names, email addresses, or Google Groups.

Move Files

Drag and drop your owned files, or upload files, into Team Drive.

Delete or Restore Files

You can delete a file by selecting the file you wish to delete, and then select the Trash icon. Note: You must have full access to delete a file. This option also deletes all files for everyone else.

You can restore a file if it was deleted in error:

  1. In the navigation, click a Team Drive.
  2. At top, next to the Team Drive name, click the Down arrow  > View trash.
  3. Click a file and click Restore .

Share Files

  1. Click a file to share.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Add names, email addresses, or Google Groups.
  4. (Optional) To change the permission from edit, click the Down arrow and choose another permission.
  5. (Optional) Add a message.
  6. Click Send.

Visit the G Suite Learning Center to learn more about how to use Google Team Drive.

Desktop Sync

At this time, Google Team Drive files and folders do not work with the Google Drive Desktop Sync client.

Google appears to be working on a new tool to allow desktop synchronization with Team Drive files, as well as regular Drive documents, and we will advertise the availability of this new tool when it is released.

Need Assistance

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