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I'm checking out Google Drive as a way to share files between several users. The sharing options seem sufficient for my purposes with one exception:

I can sync files using the Desktop synchronization client to a folder shared with me that I added to my drive. I can't seem to find a way to have those files owned by the other user, they are always owned by myself and therefore the files are using up my own available space.

What I'd like to achieve is that any file synced to the shared folder is owned by another specific user and only occupying their Google Drive space. So even if multiple users sync files to the shared folder, only the one account (where I'll buy additional space) will use up their space.

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For what it's worth that's how ALL the major cloud file sync apps work. Shared files use the quota of all the people with whom they are shared. I'm not sure how to do it in GDrive, but in Dropbox you need to disconnect from the shared folder then delete the files from your local repository. – Al E. Sep 26 '12 at 17:13

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