Can I assign ownership of a file in Google Drive to someone else?


By default, you own any file you create in or upload to Google Drive. You can transfer ownership of your Google files and folders to someone with a Google Account.

You can only transfer ownership of Google files and folders. When you make someone else the owner of a folder, you still own the files inside. If you transfer ownership of a lot of files and folders at once, it may take some time for you to see the changes.

After you transfer ownership of a file you will no longer be able transfer ownership, even back to yourself, or permanently delete the file from Google Drive. However, you will still be able to edit the file unless the new owner decides to change your access.


Files you can transfer

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Drawings
  • Google My Maps
  • Folders


How to change owners

  1. In Google Drivelocate the file you want to transfer.
  2. Select the file.
  3. Right-click the file and select Share
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. To the right of the person you've already shared the file with, click the Down arrow.
  6. Click Is owner.
  7. Click Save changes.
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