Before we get started, there’s something you should know. With me, there is no way to arrange Shared. It does not allow you to build files or pass things around. Some of you might be feeling discouraged at this stage, but hang in there with me and keep reading!
I accept that Shared with Me is messy and exhausting for those of us who prefer things to be structured and filed away neatly. The trick to dealing with this is to spend as little time there as possible rather than trying to organize it (because, as we all know, you can’t!).
You can organize your My Drive, unlike Shared with me. Adding the shared files and folders you use most to your My Drive is one of the simplest ways to avoid spending too much time in Shared with me. You can then arrange them into your own folder structure.
The file/folder will still be in Shared with me after you do this, but it will also be in your My Drive. This means you won’t have to go to Shared with me to get it anymore. This approach, however, does not function for files stored in Shared Drives (Team Drives), even if they are visible in Shared with me. It is not possible to connect files from a shared drive to My Drive. If you’re viewing your files in list view, the little padlock icon to the right of the file name indicates which ones are in Shared Drives.
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The Shared (OneDrive for home) or Shared with me (OneDrive for work or school) view displays files that have been shared with you by others. When anyone shares a file with you, it will appear in the Shared or Shared with Me folder automatically.
You can’t transfer objects from the Shared view into your Files view because it’s not a separate folder. You can save a copy of the shared file to your Files view, but any changes you make to the saved copy will not be mirrored in the original file, so no one else who has access to the original can see the changes.
Tip: If a folder has edit permissions, adding it to your own OneDrive allows you to keep it in your Files list alongside your own directories and objects. It’s also easier to switch items between files and work on items while you’re not connected to the internet. Any changes you make are synchronized with the shared folder, ensuring that everyone who has access to it is up to date. See Add and sync shared folders to OneDrive for more detail.
You can modify other people’s permissions to a shared item or avoid sharing it if you have edit permissions. (See Stop sharing OneDrive files or directories or change permissions for more details on changing permissions on your own items.)
So far, I’ve realized that if I uninstall the folder with my previous permissions, it would be deleted or at the very least moved to Trash for all collaborators. As a result, I attempted to delete it by going to the “share with” menu and deleting my permissions. As a result, I’m no longer mentioned among the editors, but the folder remains in my filesystem and is still searchable.
To change the sharing options, right-click the folder. First, I passed the file’s ownership to someone else on the network, someone who had previously served as an editor. The change was saved, and I became an editor as a result.
Users cannot delete themselves from a file or folder shared with them when the file or folder is shared using their individual email address at this time, but they may remove the file or folder from their “My Drive” account.
What you need to remember is this: Only owners may permanently delete an object or folder (which eliminates it from someone else’s My Drive); everyone else is simply deleting it from their own view (aka, My Drive).
This action is not the same as copying an item; it is more akin to creating a Unix hard connection (except that in Drive, both items keep the same name, and deleting the item that you own in one place deletes it everywhere). Copying an item and transferring the copy to another location is preferable to adding an item because copying produces two copies of the item, negating the collaborative cloud advantage (everyone collaborating on the same version from anywhere). Adding an item creates a single version of the item that can be shared through several files (all added items point to the same item/source).
People who have exchanged the item should be aware that removing an added item from one location removes it from all locations. If you don’t own the object, you’ll only be able to delete it from your My Drive, not from anyone else’s. If you own an object, it will be removed from everyone’s My Drive. You can, however, recover it from Trash.