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Requirements to manage Team Drives

G Suite administrators

To manage Team Drives, you must be a G Suite administrator with the “Drive and Docs” privilege. 

This privilege allows you to:

  • Temporarily turn off the ability to create Team Drives.
  • View the Team Drives in your organization.
  • Add and remove the people who can access a particular Team Drive.

G Suite editions

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise or Business or Education or Nonprofits edition.
If your domain has a mix of supported G Suite editions and G Suite Basic users, the G Suite Basic users can only have view access to Team Drives in your domain. They may, however, be granted edit access to individual files within a Team Drive.
Tip: Learn more about G Suite editions
User access permissions

By default, you can add members and give them full access to upload, edit, and delete files, and to invite other members. 

G Suite Basic users in the same domain have view-only access to Team Drives. Team Drive members can still give G Suite Basic users editing or commenting access to individual files.

Note: If a G Suite Basic user is added from an external domain, they will have view and edit access.

Feature Full Access Edit access  Comment access View access
Can view files and folders
Can comment on files
Can make, approve, and reject edits
Can create and upload files, can create folders
Can add people to Team Drives or remove them
Can add people to specific files
Can move files and folders
Can delete files and folders
Can restore from trash
(up to 30 days)






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