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.
|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 or remove people to or from Team Drives||✔||✘||✘||✘|
|Approve or deny requests to access 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.
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