Google Drive: My Drive and Team Drive
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google. It is a component of the HMC G Suite, which offers unlimited storage and collaboration tools for teams. Additionally, it is broken down into two components: My Drive and Team Drive. Below are answers to some of the most common questions regarding features of the two services:
|Question||My Drive||Team Drive|
|What types of files can I add?||All file types||All file types (except Google Maps)|
|Who owns files and folders?||The individual who created the file or folder||The team|
|Can I move files and folders?||Yes||Users can only move files, but administrators can move folders|
|Sharing||Different people may see different files/folders depending on permissions||All team members see the same list of files|
|How long do files I delete stay in the trash?||Files/folders stay in trash until user selects “delete forever”||Each team drive has its own trash – files/folders are automatically deleted forever after 30 days, but users can delete sooner|
|Can I restore files?||Yes, if you created it||Yes, if you have edit or full access|
|Google File Stream App||View, make available offline||View, make available offline|
Available to faculty, staff, and students at HMC.
How to Access the Service
Visit Google Drive and log in using your HMC credentials.