What Are Shared Drives: Quick Introduction to Get Started

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace users and administrators

Which Google Workspace editions include shared drives

  • Shared Drives are not available for G Suite Basic and Google Workspace Business Starter.

What is the difference between Google Drive and shared drive

Shared drive member permissions

Members can be:

  • Viewers – can only view files.
  • Commenters – can view and comment on files.
  • Contributors – can add and edit files but not move or delete them
  • Content managers – can manage files but not members
  • Managers – complete access to manage both members and settings. They can do anything in the shared drive unless you choose to restrict their permissions partially.

Sharing content in a shared drive with people who are not members

Can I move files from My Drive to a shared drive

How to create a shared drive

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