When an assistant creates a new subfolder in a shared folder, it is owned by that assistant. If the assistant leaves, unshares, and deletes files, I would be out of luck. Also, if a different assistant leaves and I wish to remove sharing by selecting multiple files, Drive gives an error when the folder is not owned by me. There is no way to take ownership of a folder in a folder in which you own. There is no way to copy a folder from the web interface either. Currently I
- copy the folder in Windows Explorer
- wait for Google Sync to upload the new folder contents
- unshare the old folder with everyone except the owner in the web page to prevent confusion on where to store new files
- delete the old folder in the web page
- rename the new folder to the old name in the web page (no hotkey for that either) so that Google Drive PC client doesn't get confused as to which folder I am working with because if I rename it in Windows Explorer it might think it's the same as the old folder
Is there a faster, easier way to take ownership of a folder in Google Drive?