Transfer Ownership of Files and Folders in Google Drive


U-M Google, Drive, shared drives


How do I transfer ownership of files/folders I own in Google Drive to another individual at the university or to a Google shared drive?


Note: Ownership of Google Drive files/folders can not be transferred between U-M Google accounts (i.e., and personal Google accounts (i.e.,

Refer to Transfer Ownership of Files and Folders in Google Drive for more information.

Remember: Ownership is not cascading in Google. If you only transfer ownership of a folder that contains other files/folders, the ownership of all files/folders within that folder does not change. You will need to transfer ownership of every file and folder within the folder structure.

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