01 May

How to Change or Transfer Ownership of a Google Doc?

Google Docs is a Google product working as a word processor. Now, this word processor has proved to be the best one so far. With Google Docs, you will not have to worry about losing your word document as it keeps saving your document in your Google drive concurrently. 

Now, it is by default that you own the files and folders you upload to your Google Drive. However, what will happen when you have to make someone else the owner of your file? What will you do and how will you do it? Well, if you have to make someone else the owner of your files and if you want to know how to make someone else the owner of a Google Doc? Then continue reading to know the process. 

Can you change the Owner of a Google Drive Folder?

So, if you are wondering, can you change the Owner of a Google Drive Folder? Then the answer would be “yes”. 

Things you need to know before transferring the ownership-

When you transfer the ownership of Google files and folders, keep in mind that you are only “transferring” the ownership and you still own those files and folders in your Google Drive. 

How to Change Owner of a Google Drive Folder?

Steps to transfer ownership of Google Docs-

  1. Open the homepage of “Google Docs”.

  2. Click on the file that you would like to transfer. 

  3. Click on the option of “Share”.

  4. Now, to provide the right to the person you have transferred the file with, click on the Down Arrow given there. 

  5. Click on the option of “Make Owner”.

  6. Click on “Done” to finish the process. 

What you Transfer while you change ownership of Google Files?

The file you are able to share
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Drawings
  • Google Maps
  • Google Folders

Follow the above-mentioned steps to clarify the question, how to make someone else the owner of a Google Doc? Now, do remember one more thing that after you have transferred a file to someone, you can’t transfer back the ownership of that file to even yourself and you can’t delete that file permanently from your Google Drive.  

 

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