Google Shared Drives
last updated 12/13/2021
Google Shared Drives (previously called "Team Drives") is a shared space where groups of people can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.
Files in a Shared Drive belong to the shared drive instead of an individual. If members leave, the files stay where they are.
Learn how to set up a Shared Drive, add files & folders, manage Shared Drive files & folders, share, and collaborate.
REMINDER! Shared Drives should ALWAYS have at least 2 Manager members in the Drive Member Settings.
Should I use My Drive or Shared Drives?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are the files of interest to most or all members of a particular project team?
- Do the files share a consistent theme?
If you answered "yes" to both questions, creating a new Shared Drive is a good idea.
If the files are for a variety of projects, create multiple Shared Drives.