You can share a file or folder in Google Drive or in the Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens.


1.  Open Drive, or a file or folder you want to share.


2.  Open the sharing box:

  • While you have a file open: Click Share in the top-right corner.  

  • While you have a folder open: Click the share icon in the top-right Share.  

  • From your file list in Drive: Select the name of a file or folder and click the share icon at the top Share. share_2.png

3.  Under “People” in the sharing box, type the email addresses of the people or Google Groups you want to share with. You can also search for   contacts by typing them into the box.


4.  Choose the type of access you want to give these users by clicking the dropdown arrow to the right of the text box:

  • Can edit: Users can edit the file or folder and share it with others
  • Can comment: Users can view and add comments to the file, but can’t edit it. Folders can't be given comment access.
  • Can view: Users can see the file or folder but can’t edit or comment on it

5.  Click Done. The users will receive an email letting them know you’ve shared the file or folder with them.


Tech Tip: If you want to share multiple files at once, add the files to a folder in Drive and then share the entire folder with the people you want to see the files.