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TitanApps/Google Drive (web) - Accessing shared files and folders

This document explains how to access Google Drive files and folder that have been shared with you.

Accessing shared files and folders can depend on how the files and folders have been shared with you. The owner of the documents may have given you permission, with or without a notification email, or may have chosen to send you a link to the shared file or folder.

Invitation email

If the owner of the shared item sent an invitation email, click Open in the message.
Image shows Google Drive sharing invitation email with Open button.

In addition to the link in the email, the shared item will appear in your Google Drive. To access it there, login to your Drive and click Shared with me in the left menu.

Image shows Google Drive with "Shared with me" link selected in left menu and shared folder visible on the right.

Shared link

If the owner sent you a link to a shared item, you can access the item with the link.
Image shows Gmail message with link to shared folder.

If you would like to access the item in the future without having to find the email with the link, you can add the item to Drive by going to shared item and clicking on the Add to Drive button at the upper right of the window.
Image shows the Add to Drive button in a shared Google Drive folder.

Keywords:guide TitanApps "Google Drive" sharing   Doc ID:55347
Owner:Michelle L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-08-18 13:10 CSTUpdated:2019-08-13 09:53 CST
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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