Option to share file on Google Drive is unavailable


Sharing with Anyone with a link is grayed out or unavailable for a file located in a shared drive. 


  • Google Drive web


  1. Sign in to the Admin console.
  2. Navigate to Apps > Google Workspace > Drive and Docs > Sharing Settings > Sharing Options.
  3. Make sure the option Files owned by users in [yourdomain] can be shared outside of [yourdomain] is set to On. This applies to files in all shared drives as well.


  1. Sign in to Google Drive.
  2. Navigate to Shared Drive > Shared Drive settings and confirm if Allow people who aren't shared drive members to access files is selected.
  3. Right click on the Parent folder > Get link and ensure that Restricted is selected.
  4. Do the same for any sub folder.
  5. Right click on top of the file of interest and select Get link > Anyone with a link.