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I am fairly new to administering the G Suite of an organization. What I am trying to achieve is add specific folders to the Google Drive of all new users of a group - i.e. that these folders appear under My Drive for them, not just under Shared with me (see screenshot below).

I know I can share files/folder with all users in a specific group, and that they will be able to add these folders to their My Drive manually (e.g. after being provided with a link). However, I would like to save them from requiring this step by directly adding the files when creating the user account/adding it to a group.

In a similar vein, I would like to achieve the same for calendars - currently, I can share calendars with all users in a group, and they can manually add them to their list of calendars, but initially their calendar will be blank. I would like these shared calendars to be added right away.

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    I would suggest looking at the new Team Drives. You probably need to turn them on first. See this Help Article – Karl_S Mar 29 '17 at 19:59
  • @Karl_S Thanks! But if I understand it correctly, the Team Drives are more limited in their functions (ordinary users can only move files, not folders; no specification of sharing for specific files; no sync; etc.) - so I fear I will need to stick to 'ordinary' folders/drives. – Bernd Mar 29 '17 at 20:13
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    If you wish to use the classic folders, give them a link to the folder you wish them to access, adding ?usp=sharing to the end of the link. It will look something like https://drive.google.com/a/mydomain.com/folderview?id=0B7FYzrvwemtv0EyM2VBVDA&usp=sharing . When they open the link, in the top right should be a button to Add to Drive. They then click that and the drive will show in their My Drive. Note that I put this link on an intranet page for all new users to visit. That page has instructions for this and other items unique to the organization. – Karl_S Mar 29 '17 at 21:04
  • @Karl_S your replies seem to be as close as it gets to a solution. If you want to turn the comments into an answer, I could accept it (I guess both suggestions could be included). – Bernd May 23 '17 at 14:50
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From the comments, to provide an accepted answer: If you wish to use the classic folders, give them a link to the folder you wish them to access, adding ?usp=sharing to the end of the link. It will look something like https://drive.google.com/a/mydomain.com/folderview?id=0B7FYz‌​rvwemtv0EyM2VBVDA&us‌​p=sharing. When they open the link, in the top right should be a button to "Add to Drive". They then click that and the drive will show in their My Drive. Note that I put this link on an intranet page for all new users to visit. That page has instructions for this and other items unique to the organization.

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If you're looking to present a new user with company files, instead of trying to wrestle with Drive, create a company intranet on Google Sites to make all of your materials available.

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