When making a copy of a document in Google Docs from File > Make a copy…, there is an option to Share it with the same people. What does that option do? Does it share the doc with the same people as the source folder or the destination folder? If the destination folder is already shared with a number of people, does it override those permissions?

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Selecting this option:


means that everyone listed here:


will be able to find this document copy on their Drive under:

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  • Are those the sharing settings of the document itself, the folder it was copied from, or the folder it's being copied to?
    – Vincent
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 13:16
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    @Vincent sharing settings of the document itself - if we talking only in terms of "Share it with the same people" checkbox
    – user0
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 14:37

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