Google Drive / Create or delete a Shared Drive (Team Drive)


  • To provide instruction on creating or deleting a Shared Drive (aka Team Drive)


  • 10259: Google Drive 
    • Shared Drive
    • Team Drive


  • Google Shared Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device
  • As of May 15, 2023, students are no longer able to create Shared Drives.
  • Faculty and staff retain the ability to create Shared Drives, and may invite students to participate in those drives.
  • Faculty advisers for student organizations may create a Shared Drive for their charges.


Create a Shared Drive

  1. Go to your Miami Gmail account
  2. Log in with your Miami UniqueID and MUnet password
  3. Select the Google Apps menu (looks like nine squares arranged in a larger square)
  4. Select Drive from the Apps menu
  5. On the Google Drive page (defaults to My Drive), click Shared Drives from the menu on the left
  6. With Shared Drives selected, click the New button  
    • Or right-click on Shared Drives and click New Shared Drive...
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to create your Shared Drive

Delete a Shared Drive

If you created the Shared Drive

  1. If necessary, open the Shared Drive member list and remove the other manager-members
  2. In the Shared Drive directory, right-click the name of your Shared Drive
  3. In the pop-up menu, select the Delete Shared Drive option
  4. In the confirmation window, click the Delete Shared Drive button
  5. Poof!


If you did not create the Shared Drive

  1. Open the Shared Drive
  2. Check the member list, which is located in the banner, just under the name of the drive
  3. Ask the first person listed — the creating manager — to delete the Shared Drive




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