Can I Upload to A Shared Google Drive?

Upload to Google Shared Drive
Upload to Google Shared Drive

Google has rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace and Team Drive as Shared Drive or shared Google Drive, which made shared Google Drive the most useful team collaboration tool among most cloud storage services. With a shared Google Drive, a team can easily store, share, and work on files from the Shared Drive without sharing files individually. So, after creating a Shared Drive in Google Drive, you and your team can learn how to upload files to shared Google Drive and enhance team collaboration.

Why Upload Files to Shared Drive?

Since shared Google Drive in Google Workspace is such a powerful tool for team collaboration of a company and school, you and your team may benefit a lot from uploading files to shared Google Drive.

  • Files in a shared Google Drive belong to the team but not to individuals. So, if someone leaves the team, files will remain in this shared Google Drive.
  • A person with access permission can access Shared Drive files even if he is outside of your company or organization.
  • Team members can access the shared Google Drive securely according to different permissions which they have.
  • A new member of your team can easily access Google Shared Drive files and folders without being shared files piece-by-piece.
  • By uploading work documents to Shared Drive, you put double security to these important files.

Now if you are wondering how to upload files to shared Google Drive easily, you can take a careful look at the clear instruction below about how to upload files to shared Google Drive.

Prepare to Upload to Shared Google Drive

To upload files and folders to shared Google Drive, the foundation of success is to get the right access permission of the Shared Drive to which you want to upload files to. If you are a “Contributor”, “Content manager”, or “Manager” of the shared Google Drive, luckily you can upload files to Google Shared Drive at once.

Access Permission of Shared Google Drive
Access Permission of Shared Google Drive

Here in this full guide of how to upload to Shared Drive easily and quickly, you will get 4 different methods to upload files to a Shared Drive from the computer and one easy method to upload files to a shared Google Drive from iPhone. Keep reading to find out how to operate these methods correctly.

How to Upload Files to Shared Google Drive from Computer

You have 4 different easy ways to upload files from computer to shared Google Drive. And these 4 methods are very much the same as how to upload files to Google Drive of a personal account.

Method 1 will rely on an excellent free web-based cloud file manager called MultCloud, which allows you to upload files and folders to shared Google Drive of the same account or different accounts simply without switching accounts. You will also get the best cloud file management by using MultCloud.

Method 2 and method 3 are based on Google Drive's official website, while method 4 is based on Google Drive for Desktop application. Please follow the step-by-step instruction to know how these methods work.

Method 1. Upload File to Shared Google Drive Efficiently by MultCloud

MultCloud is a professional multiple cloud storage manager which can help you transfer, sync, or backup data across 30+ clouds with a single click and use cloud built-in functions like “Upload, Download, Preview, Rename, Delete, Copy, and Cut” to manage files among all clouds in a well-designed interface for free.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud on the official website. Or click “Try without signing up” to enter MultCloud with a temp account.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2. Choose “Shared Drive” and enter your Google Workspace account to add shared Google Drive to MultCloud.

Add Shared Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Shared Google Drive to MultCloud

Tips:

  • A Google Workspace account is divided into Google Workspace (My Drive), Shared Drive (Shared Google Drive), and “Shared with me” folder in MultCloud for you to manage these Drives with clear order.
  • MultCloud has no limit to the number of adding cloud and use OAuth authorization system to connect your account without recording the username and password, which means you can add as many cloud accounts as you have to MultCloud with no concern.

Step 3. Open a shared Google Drive from the “My Cloud Drives” list, then click “Upload File” in the feature bar above.
Step 4. In the pop-up window, locate the files which you want to upload from the computer, then click “Open”. And the files will be uploaded to shared Google Drive immediately.

Upload File to Shared Google Drive by MultCloud
Upload File to Shared Google Drive by MultCloud

Tip: As you can see, by adding all your clouds to MultCloud, you can easily switch accounts from the “My Cloud Drives” list on the left to access and manage other clouds without any extra effort.

Apart from using the basic cloud built-in functions which MultCloud all supports, you can also use some unique functions in MultCloud to make your cloud life great and simple.

  • Sub-accounts Management: Collaborate with users from different brands of clouds together by creating sub-accounts (only for subscribers). 
  • Cloud Transfer: One-key cloud to cloud transfer with schedule plan, file filter, and offline transfer.
  • Team Transfer: Migrate multiple team accounts between domains or different business clouds with one click.
  • Cloud Sync: One-key automatic sync between clouds with 10 multifunctional modes.
  • Cloud Backup: One-key cloud to cloud backup with efficient backup version management.
  • File Sharing: Share files from clouds to others by Public, Private, and Source Share.
  • Remote Upload: Upload to a Shared Drive directly from URL, magnet link, or torrent file.

Method 2. Upload Files and Folders to Shared Google Drive Traditionally by “File upload”

Step 1. Log in to Google Drive's official website with your Google Workspace account.
Step 2. Open a Shared Drive from the left Drives list.
Step 3. Click “+New” in the upper left corner and choose “File upload” in the dropdown menu.

Upload Files to Google Drive Website
Upload Files to Google Drive Website

Step 4. Locate the file in the pop-up window and click “Open”. Then you can find the uploaded files that appear in the target shared Google Drive.

Method 3. Upload File to Shared Google Drive Directly by “Drag and Drop”

Step 1. Open a Google Shared Drive on Google Drive's official website.
Step 2. Find the files which you want to upload and make them visible on your computer screen.
Step 3. Drag those files and move your mouse to the Google Shared Drive interface, then drop the files to Shared Drive.
Step 4. Wait for the process to be done.

Drag and Drop Files to Shared Google Drive
Drag and Drop Files to Shared Google Drive

Method 4. Upload Files to Google Shared Drive by “Google Drive for Desktop”

If you don’t want to open a browser to upload files to Google Workspace Shared Drive very often, you can try this method to easily upload files to a Shared Drive by Google Drive official desktop application.

Step 1. Download and install Google Drive for Desktop on your computer.
Step 2. Click the app icon in the taskbar to add your Google Workspace account to the application.
Step 3. Open the shared Google Drive folder from the file explorer of your computer.
Step 4. Copy and paste files from local to a Shared Drive folder on the computer. Then the files are uploaded to Google Drive successfully.

Upload Files to Shared Drive by Google Drive for Desktop
Upload Files to Shared Drive by Google Drive for Desktop

How to Upload Files to Shared Google Drive from iPhone

Google Drive Mobile Application
Google Drive Mobile Application

It is also easy to upload files like documents, photos, and videos to shared Google Drive from iPhone with Google Drive mobile application. Follow the steps below to learn how to upload file in shared Google Drive on iPhone.

Step 1. Download and install Google Drive mobile app from App Store.
Step 2. Log in Google Drive mobile app with your google workspace account.
Step 3. Switch to the Shared Drives list and open a Google Shared Drive.
Step 4. Tap the “+” icon in the lower right corner.

Open Upload Function in Google Drive Mobile App
Open Upload Function in Google Drive Mobile App

Step 5. Choose “Upload” in the pop-up window.
Step 6. Choose “Photos and Videos” if you only want to upload media files to Google Shared Drive. Or choose “Browse” to upload other kinds of files to Google Drive from iPhone.

Choose File Type to Upload File from iPhone
Choose File Type to Upload File from iPhone

Step 7. Find the file which you want to upload to Shared Drive and tap the file. Then the file will be uploaded to shared Google Drive from iPhone at once.

Upload File to A Shared Google Drive from iPhone
Upload File to A Shared Google Drive from iPhone

Conclusion

After learning how to upload files to shared Google Drive in 5 different ways in this article, now you can choose a method you like and follow the detailed steps to upload to a shared Google Drive without any error occurs.

What’s more, as you can find that MultCloud is great for you to use several cloud storage services conveniently at the same time, you can also use MultCloud to copy Shared Drive to My Drive and other clouds without downloading and uploading by Cloud Transfer and other fantastic functions.

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