Limit access to a folder within a shared drive


The user wants to limit access to a folder that resides inside a shared drive. The user wants to keep normal access for the shared drive, and only restrict a few folders for certain people that have access to the shared drive.


  • Google Drive


  1. Move the contents of the folder in the shared drive to a folder in their own My Drive.
  2. Right click on the folder in their My Drive, and select Add shortcut to Drive.
  3. Move the shortcut into the original location of the folder inside the shared drive.
They can treat the folder as a regular folder, and they can manage access to the folder as such.


It is expected behavior, sharing access to a shared drive gives that user access to all the content inside the shared drive (depending on their assigned permissions).