Requirements & access levels for Team Drives

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, or G Suite for Nonprofits editions. Compare editions

G Suite administrator privileges

To manage Team Drives for your organization, you must be a G Suite administrator with the Drive and Docs privilege

This privilege lets you:

G Suite Basic edition user privileges

Team Drive privileges for G Suite Basic edition users depend on whether the Team Drive is located inside their organization or outside their organization.

Access to Team Drives inside an organization

G Suite Basic users can only view the Team Drive files that are located in their own organization's Team Drives, unless those files have been shared with them directly. For example, a G Suite Basic user in the domain can only view files on Team Drives in the domain.

Access to Team Drives outside an organization

G Suite Basic users who are outside an organization are allowed to manage Team Drives in that organization if they have the appropriate access levels. For example, a G Suite Basic user in the domain with Full access can manage Team Drives in the external domain,
Note: Depending on your organization's sharing permissions, you can share files directly with G Suite Basic edition users to let them view, comment on, or edit files. Learn more about file-sharing permissions.
User access levels

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

Note: G Suite Basic edition users can only view files inTeam Drives in their own organizations unless those files have been shared with them directly. Learn more about G Suite Basic edition user privileges.
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)


* If you have edit access for a Team Drive (or any files shared within a Team Drive), you can currently only view these files in Drive File Stream. To edit the files, access them in Drive on the web. For more information, see Known issues and Deploy Drive File Stream

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