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We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The folders are broken out by department and I'd like to set the owner of all of the files inside of that folder to the department head. Is there a way to do that without going into each folder? I'd like to solve this in the webapp, but if not, how can I do this with the API?

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I created a command-line tool to handle this.

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Can you give a brief summary of usage, mechanism, etc. so the users can get a feel for what it does without having to go to the GitHub page? –  jonsca 20 hours ago

You can check several folders, then press right mouse button, choose 'Share', and edit access rights.

Does it work for you?

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Not recursive, but it helps. –  Ryan Shillington Mar 7 '14 at 19:35

The best way I have found to do this is to head on over to the "All Items" view, keep on scrolling down until no more files load, and then hit the tick box on top which selects all files and folders in the current view. Once all items are selected, click more, and then share and share again. In the share box change to the appropriate sharing levels and click done.

The only caveat here is you change the permissions for ALL of your files and folders.

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