Transfer Ownership in Google Drive

How to change owners

  1. Go to

  2. Check the box next to the file or folder you want to transfer to another owner

  3. Click the Share icon: 


    Right click on the file and select "Share..."
  4. If the new owner already has access, skip to Step 5. Otherwise, follow these steps:

    • Click Advanced

    • Type the email address of the new owner in the "Invite people" field

    • Click Send

  5. Click the drop-down menu to the right of the new owner's name; choose "Is owner"


  6. Click Done

After you transfer ownership, you'll have access to the doc as an editor

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