Requirements & access levels for 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:

  • Turn Team Drive creation on or off for your organization.
  • 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. Compare editions
Although Team Drives isn't available on G Suite Basic edition, you can add G Suite Basic users to your Team Drives and let them view, comment on, and edit shared files as needed. This is useful if your organization has a mix of supported G Suite edition users and G Suite Basic users. However, G Suite Basic users aren't allowed to manage Team Drives in their own organizations.
User access levels

To manage Team Drives and their contents, users must have the appropriate access levels.

Note: G Suite Basic users can't create or modify Team Drives; add people to Team Drives; or create, upload, delete, or move files in Team Drives in their organizations even if they have Full or Edit access. However, G Suite Basic users who have Full or Edit access can manage Team Drives in external organizations. 
Task Full access  Edit access 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, or remove people from, Team Drives
Add people to specific files in Team Drives
Move files and folders in Team Drives
Delete files and folders from Team Drives
Restore files from trash (up to 30 days)
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