How to Share a File

Google Drive lets you share your files and folders with exactly whom you want at whatever level of access you choose.
  • Collaborate in real time with colleagues, classmates, or friends
  • Stop sending email attachments and start sharing
  • Control who sees and edits your files with visibility options and access levels
  • Easily share your work with lots of people
Sharing settings: Sharing settings is your master control for a particular file or folder.
You can pick a visibility option for each item in your Google Drive that you want to share and an access level for each person or group of people that you’ve shared something with.
  • Grab the link of a file or folder to share with someone
  • See who has access
  • Add collaborators (editors, commenters, or viewers) by name or mailing list
  • Remove collaborators or change someone’s access level
  • Transfer ownership of your file to someone else
In addition to choosing something’s visibility option and access level, you can also do the following:

Visibility options: Visibility options let you control how people access your files and folders. Anything that you create, sync, or upload in Google Drive starts out as private.

To change the visibility settings click on the Change link.
In the Sharing settings screen set the visibility options that suit you.

How to Convert a File to a Google Document

Converting a file to a Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation allows you to edit, collaborate on, and share it online. When you convert a file, the original file will remain intact and accessible from Google Drive on the web and (if you have the application installed) Google Drive for your Mac or PC. A copy of the file in a Google format appears in My Drive in Google Drive on the web.
After syncing or manually uploading a file to Google Drive on the web, here’s how to convert it to a Google-friendly format.
  1. Right-click the item in your Google Drive.
  2. Select Open with…, and then choose an app. Depending on what type of file you’re trying to open, Docs, Sheets, or Slides will be listed there. If you have any third-party apps installed in your Drive that are compatible with the type of file you’re opening, those apps will appear under “Open with…” too.
Compatible file types

These are the file types that can be converted to a Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation:

  • For documents: .doc, .docx, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf
  • For spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, .tab
  • For presentations: .ppt, .pps, .pptx
  • For drawings: .wmf 

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Google Drive – Sharing Files and Folders


Google Drive – Uploading and Converting Files to Google Drive


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