How to Manage a Shared Drive’s Settings

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

What settings can shared drive managers configure

If you have Manager permissions, you can update shared drive settings.

  • You can prevent members with Commenter or Viewer permission levels in the shared drive from downloading, copying, and printing files in the shared drive.
  • You can control whether it’s possible to grant people outside of the organization access to files in the shared drive or not.
  • You can prevent anyone who is not a member of the shared drive from being granted access to files in it.

How to manage a shared drive’s settings step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Manage A Shared Drive's Settings in Google Drive - Step 1

Go to Google Drive at and click Shared drives on the left.

Right-click a shared drive and select Shared drive settings.

Step 2

How To Manage A Shared Drive's Settings in Google Drive - Step 2

Check or uncheck the boxes and after any updates, click Done.

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