How to move a folder from My Drive to Shared Drive
Google Drive makes it possible for you to move items from My Drive to a Shared Drive. This can be especially useful if you need to share a large number of files with your colleagues or if you need to collaborate on a project.
But there are a few things to keep in mind:
File access might be altered during the move process.
Let's examine these in more detail in this article.
How to move a folder to a Shared Drive if you are not an admin or not a Shared Drive manager ?
There are two ways of being able to copy folders to Shared Drives either you are an admin or you are a manager of a Shared Drive, we will see both cases below:
⚠️ When the number of unmovable items exceed 25 items or 10% of the total number of items, the folder move is rejected.
Recap of what you can with Google already existing features
The yes column of "User has admin rights" is the same if the user is a Shared Drive manager, however if he is not he just cannot do anything
** Only if the option “Allow users to migrate files to Shared Drives” is enabled.
If you have the "Allow editors to move files into shared drives" activated it will work the same for editors and owners of a folder or file.
How to move any file to a Shared Drive, even external files?
Content access changes
Shared Drives have a limit of 20 levels of nested folders. Folgo will let you know before the move if you exceed this limit.