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AuthorJan Dougherty
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18 May  

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Team Drives vs. Galileo

The two tools supported by CNU for group file storage are Team Shared Drives and the Collaborative area on Galileo, also known as the Z drive on Windows machines.  The table below will give you an idea of the differences between the two


Team Drive


File types allowed

All file types and Google documents

All file types

New top level folders/drives created by

Any CNU user


Access managed by

Those given Full Access on the team drive


Off-campus Accessible


Only with VPN

File location

Google Datacenters

On campus

Access files directly on your computer?


Yes, automatically on Windows, manually on Mac

Access files through web browser?



Files sharable with external users?



Creating a


Shared Drive

Creating a Shared Drive is simple.  Log in to your Google Drive, and click the Shared Drives button.  


After a brief wait, you’ll be taken to your Shared drive.

Adding Users to your Shared Drive

To add users to your Shared Drive, click the Manage Members button at the top of the drive.


You can then enter a message explaining that you’ve added them to the drive.  When you’re done, click Send and the person will be added to the drive.  They will receive an e-mail letting them know they’ve been added.

Removing People from the Drive

If one of the people on the Shared Drive leaves CNU, they will lose access to their Google account, and thereby the Team Drive.  However, if they still have a CNU Google account, they will need to be removed from the Team Drive by someone with Full access.


Click Done when you’re finished.

Using your Shared Drive

The Shared Drive functions just like a regular Google Drive.  See the Google Drive documentation for more information on uploading and managing files within your Share Drive.