Google Drive - Sharing Folders


  • You may want to share a folder in your Google Drive with someone that you are working with. This article will walk you through the process of sharing a folder while delegating specific permissions. 


  • Oregon State University
  • Google Apps/G Suite


Method 1

  1. Right click the folder you wish to share and select Share....
  2. Add the people with whom you wish to share the document. In the "Invite people" section of the panel, type their name (if they are an OSU student or employee) or their email address. (note: these persons must have Google accounts to see the file you share.)
  3. By default, you are prompted to send an email to persons with whom you are sharing and this person will be able to view, comment, and edit documents in contained in the folder. This access can be changed by clicking on Advanced and editing each individual's permissions.
  4. Click Done

Method 2

  1. Right click the folder you wish to share and select Share....
  2. Click Get shareable link.
  3. The default link is for a user who has an Oregon State University account. In order to allow someone who does not have an Oregon State University account to access the folder click "Anyone at Oregon State University with link can view".
  4. Select More.
  5. Select the sharing permission that you would for them to use.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Copy the link and send it to the user you wish to have access to the folder.
  8. Click Done.


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