Google Shared Drives Overview


Google Shared Drives are a great way to:

Shared Drives are Google Drive spaces that are separate from any individual user's account. This means that even if the person who created content saved in a Shared Drive leaves or has his or her account disabled, the content will remain accessible to everyone else in the Shared Drive. In fact, Shared Drives can technically have no members and the content will remain. Shared Drives with no members are not recommended, since no one would be able to use the content.
Google Shared Drives

Shared Drives that you are a member of can be found by clicking the Shared drive icon that appears in your Drive navigation list.
You can create a new Shared Drive by selecting Shared Drives and clicking New -> Shared Drive.
New Shared Drive
Once you are a member of a Shared Drive, you can perform different actions depending on your level of permissions.

Shared Drive Permissions
There are five levels of permission to Shared Drives. You should consider granting Manager Access carefully, since these permissions allow the deletion of files and member management.
Five shared drive permissions
As with a single-owner Drive, you can Drag, Drop, upload, or Create New files. Files created directly in Shared Drives have no individual listed as an owner, and files you drag and drop will be copied as new files with no individual owner (the original will remain at the source).
Regular Drive
Keep in mind the following important information about Shared Drives.