Google Drive: My Drive and Team Drive

Service Description

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.

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