Team Drive

Team Drives provide shared spaces in Google Drive where teams can create and store files. They have their own section within the Google Drive interface. Individuals can be a member of multiple Team Drives. Each is shown in the Team Drives section.

Every Team Drive can have different members and permissions. Files and folders stored in a Team Drive are displayed just like those in the rest of Google Drive. New files can be created or uploaded straight into a Team Drive and existing files can be moved into it.

How does Team Drive differ to shared folders?

Team Drives function similarly to existing shared folders in Google Drive but, unlike traditional Google Drive shared folders, files and folders in a Team Drive are not owned by an individual user. Instead, they are owned by the team itself. This removes the potential for data being lost if an account is deleted.

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  • Open Google Drive.
  • Select Team Drives.
  • You can view any Team Drives you've been added to here.
  • Click New to create a new Team Drive. 

Team Drive


Who owns the documents in the Team Drive?

The documents are owned by UCD.

Can individual documents be shared with people who are not members of the team?


Can somebody outside of the UCD.IE domain be a team member?

Yes, you will be warned when adding somebody outside of the UCD.IE domain.


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