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One of the powerful tools available to you in Google Drive is the ability to share a file or whole folder of resources with others.

Step-by-step guide

To share an item with other users:

  1. Open Google Drive.

  2. Right-click on the file or folder you wish to share.

  3. In the address bar, begin typing the name of the person you wish to share the resource with. Google will suggest names for you. Click on the appropriate name to select it.

  4. Repeat this step for each person you wish to share the item with.

    If you have already created contact Groups, you can select a group to share the resource with. Just start typing the group name and let Google find it for you.

  5. You can choose whether others can edit the contents of the folder, or just view the contents. Select the option you want from the droplist.
  6. When you are happy with your settings click Send.


If you need to add more contacts to share items with, just repeat the process, adding in the new names.