Make someone else the owner of your file

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By default, you own any file you create in or upload to Google Drive. You can transfer ownership of your Google files and folders to someone with a Google Account.

Before you transfer ownership

You can only transfer ownership of Google files and folders.When you make someone else the owner of a folder, you still own the files inside. Learn more about sharing folders.

Note: If you transfer ownership of a lot of files and folders at once, it may take some time for you to see the changes.

Files you can transfer

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Drawings
  • Google My Maps
  • Folders

Tip: When you transfer ownership of a folder it transfers only the selected folder and does not include the files inside.

After you change file owners

When you make someone else the owner of a file, you won’t be able to:

  • Transfer ownership, even back to yourself.
  • Permanently delete the file from Google Drive.

You can’t change owners from an Android device

To change the owner of a file, go to drive.google.com on a computer.

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