Transfer ownership of a file

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You can transfer ownership of your Google Drive files and folders to someone else in your organization.

If you transfer ownership of a folder, you also have to transfer ownership of each file in the folder.

Transfer ownership of a file or folder" "

  1. If you haven’t already, share the file or folder with the person you want to make the owner. See Get started with Drive.
  2. In Drive, right-click the file or folder you want to transfer and select Share Share.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Next to the person’s name that you want to make the owner, click Edit Edit or View View folder details and select Is owner.
  5. Click Save changes.
  6. If prompted, verify the transfer of ownership.
  7. Click Done.
After you transfer ownership, you can still edit the file (or files in a folder) unless the new owner decides to change your access.
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