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7/11/16
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Emily Ziegelmeyer

Shared With Me folder won't sync to desktop

I recently had to transfer about 20gb of files from my personal account to a company domain, which I have access to (but I'm not the highest admin). I did so by dragging all of the files manually from my desktop (I sync all files to my desktop) to the company domain. After all files uploaded successfully, I re-shared them with my personal account and added the new folders to My Drive (personal). I then erased the old folder which was just copied and logged back into Drive sync, but the folder will not sync; Drive keeps saying all files have been synced, and appears to ignore the shared folder, though I have enough space in my drive and on my desktop to accomodate it. 
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All Replies (4)
david.king
7/21/16
david.king
Hi Emily,

Files shared with you (ie. files in the Shared with me folder) do not sync to your computer. You'll need to add those files to your drive for them to sync to your computer.
Google user
8/28/16
Google user
Hi David,Once I've added "Shared With Me" files to my drive, will those added files in my drive continue to update automatically when the owner makes changes or will I have to go back to the "Shared With Me" folder to find the most recent version? Thanks,Sterling
William Baumbach
8/28/16
William Baumbach
Hi Sterling Cornwell, if you use the "Add to My Drive" from the "Shared with me" folder, the files will continue to update automatically when the owner or you makes changes

If you use the "Make copy" then the file is a separate independent copy, now owned by you, and will not be updated.


On Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:39:12 AM UTC-4, Sterling Cornwell wrote:
Hi David,Once I've added "Shared With Me" files to my drive, will those added files in my drive continue to update automatically when the owner makes changes or will I have to go back to the "Shared With Me" folder to find the most recent version? Thanks,Sterling
Google user
8/28/16
Google user
Great, thanks!
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