Team Drives access levels
Users with G Suite Basic cannot create or access Team Drives unless they are invited by a member
of an external organization that has Team Drives.
To manage Team Drives and their contents, users must have the appropriate access levels.
|Contributor**||Comment access||View access|
|View Team Drives and files||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Comment on files in Team Drives||✔||✔||✔||✔||✘|
|Make, approve, and reject edits in files||✔||✔||✔||✘||✘|
|Create and upload files and create folders in Team Drives||✔||✔||✔||✘||✘|
|Add people to specific files in Team Drives||✔||✔||✔||✘||✘|
|Move files and folders within a Team Drive||✔||✔||✘||✘||✘|
|Move Team Drive files into the trash||✔||✔||✘||✘||✘|
|Permanently delete files in the trash||✔||✘||✘||✘||✘|
|Restore files from trash (up to 30 days)||✔||✔||✔||✘||✘|
|Add or remove people to or from Team Drives||✔||✘||✘||✘||✘|
|Modify Team Drive settings||✔||✘||✘||✘||✘|
* Default role for new members.
** Contributor access provides read-only access to files in Drive File Stream. Assign the Content manager access level for users who need to edit Drive File Stream files.
Requests for access to files in Team Drives—Requests for access to Team Drive files go only to the file creator. If the file creator is no longer a member of a Team Drive, the request will be sent to Full access members.
Team Drive privileges for G Suite Basic edition users depend on whether the Team Drive is located inside or outside their organization.
Access to Team Drives inside an organization
Access to Team Drives outside an organization
To manage Team Drives for your organization, you must be a G Suite administrator with the Drive and Docs privilege.
This privilege lets you:
- Turn Team Drive creation on or off for your organization. Learn more
- View and manage the Team Drives in your organization. Learn more
- Add and remove the people who can access a particular Team Drive. Learn more
- Control sharing of Team Drives content. Learn more
- Migrate content to a Team Drive. Learn more