This question was asked by Henk Straten on 5 July 2017 and answered by Zach Saucier: I have a Google Drive folder that I want to share with 2 more people. However I would like to restrict one the folders. So let's say we have John and Josh, how can I can I share the whole google drive folder with John and Josh and only a sub-folder within the drive with Josh?

My follow up question is: Can any Manager make these changes? I can add and remove members in the parent directory but the "Share" option is grayed out in the sub-directory.

  • I see the issue now. I was looking at a Team Drive and Zach's answer was for sharing a folder in Google Drive. Feb 16, 2019 at 18:19
  • The above comment should be posted on the answer, as it's a follow up comment of a previous one. Feb 16, 2019 at 18:53

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On Google Drive Team Drives it's not possible to change the sharing settings of a subfolder.


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