In this post, we are going to see how to move a Shared folder to another driver with Permissions in Google Drive. Many people confuse the Shared folder with the Shared Drives. Moving Shared folders changes the permission of the folder, so, it is different from Sharing drives and we will be explaining it to you.
How to change the permission of a file in Google Drive?
Before moving any forward, you need to make sure that the folder you are sending has “can Edit” permission. If you don’t know how to edit the permission of the folder, you can read the prescribed steps.
- Right-click on the folder you want to share and click Share.
- Click on the Settings icon.
- Make sure to tick “
So, now that you have changed the permission, let us move forward.
Move Shared folder to another drive with Permission in Google Drive
Now, we need to know a bit about the permissions and restrictions that the moved content will have. When you move content from the Shared folder to your drive, the restrictions of the Shared folder will be lifted and a new set of permissions will befall upon it. So, if you want the previous permission, you need to apply it manually.
Now, moving content is the easiest of them all. There are two ways by which you can move Shared folder to another drive with Permission in Google Drive.
- Right-click on the content from the “Shared with me” folder and select Make a copy. This way a copy of the content will be created in your main Drive.
- You can just drag the content from the “Shared with me” folder to the My Drive folder.
There is a long route that you can take if you want. Right-click on the content you want to move and select Download. Now, go to the My Drive folder, right-click on it and select Upload file or Upload folder(depending on the kind of content you have downloaded). Navigate to the content and upload it on your Drive.
Why is “Move to” Greyed Out in Google Drive Shared Folder?
Many Google users are pissed that Google has greyed out the “Move to” option from the context menu of Shared folders. But you can have the same effect with the Make a copy button. You can also move the file by dragging and dropping, aforementioned.