Make someone else the owner of your file


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You own the files you create or upload on Google Drive. You can transfer ownership of the files and folders you own to another account.

Before you transfer ownership

If you use your Google Account for work or school:

  • You can only transfer ownership of files and folders to someone in your organization.
  • The transfer doesn’t require the new owner to accept.

After you transfer ownership

When you send an ownership transfer request:

  • The pending owner is notified by email that if they accept the transfer request, they become the file owner. Until then, you remain the owner.
  • The pending owner is upgraded to an Editor, unless they’re already an Editor.
  • If the pending owner accepts, you’re downgraded to Editor. The new owner can remove you.
  • If the pending owner declines, you remain the owner.

You can’t change owners from an Android device

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

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