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Google Drive - Move files from My Drive to Team Drives

Migrate existing Drive folders to Team Drives

Migrate content to a Team Drive

Migrate existing Drive folders to Team Drives


  • Do not move content between Team Drives and other folders or domains unless necessary since permission conflicts can occur.
  • You cannot move shared content  from another domain to My Drive. 
  • Moving files changes ownership to the Team Drive. 
  • Any content owned by someone in a different domain is not moved. The content remains in the original My Drive location. 
  • Migrating folders creates a copy of the folder structure in the destination Team Drive. Users should update any direct links to point to the new Team Drive folders.
  • Note: While permissions explicitly granted on individual files will be preserved, any permissions granted on (or inherited from) folders are not copied.
  • Moved files remain in the user's Shared with me and Recent locations.
  • Files are removed from any other Drive location (such as My Drive) when moved to a Team Drive.
  • If a super admin moves content to a Team Drive, any hidden files are also moved and visible to all Team Drive members. 
  • File permissions and links are not changed. People who are not Team Drive members can still access the file with previously granted permission.

Move individual files from My Drive to Team Drives:

  • Option #1
    • Navigate to
    • Select file(s) within "My Drive"
    • Drag files(s) from "My Drive" to the folder within "Team Drives"
  • Option #2
    • Navigate to
    • Select file(s) within "My Drive"
    • Right-click and select "Move to..."
    • Navigate to destination folder within "Team Drives"
    • Click "Move"

Move entire folders from My Drive to Team Drives:
  • The content owner should contact the Helpdesk and submit a request to have an system administrator migrate the content from a Google Drive and Team Drive.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:migrate google team drive   Doc ID:83536
Owner:Christian B.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2018-07-10 15:14 CDTUpdated:2018-07-25 10:05 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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