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Add files and folders to shared drives

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Now, add files and folders to your shared drive.

In this section, you learn how to:

Create folders

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Create a new folder:

  1. On the left, click a shared drive or existing folder.
  2. Click New""and thenFolder.
  3. Enter a folder name and click Create.

Note: Any subfolders you create must have the same permission as the top-level folder.

Notes:

  • To move folders from My Drive or another shared drive into a shared drive, contact your administrator.
  • Subfolders must have the same permission as the top-level folder.

Upload an existing folder from your computer:

  1. On the left, click a shared drive folder.
  2. On your desktop, drag an existing folder into a shared drive. Or, click Newand thenFolder upload. Navigate to the folder and open it.

Upload a folder from your computer

Add and edit files

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Requires at least Contributor access

Any files you add are owned by the team. If you leave the shared drive, your files remain.

  1. On the left, click a shared drive.
  2. Drag an existing file (that you own*) from your computer or from My Drive into a shared drive. Or, at the top of Drive, click New""and choose an option:
    • To create a file, select the file type you want to create, such as Google Docs.
    • To upload a file, click File upload. Navigate to the file and open it.
  3. Double-click a file to open and edit it.

*If you don't own the file but have Editor access in Drive, you can move it to a shared drive if your administrator has allowed this option.

Note: To store and access files on your desktop, use Google Drive for desktop. For details, see What can you do with Drive for desktop.

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