Using file sharing to collaborate with others

File sharing enables you to collaborate with others on specific files and groups of files.

Files enables you and others to upload files for central storage and optionally share them with those you designate. Controlling access to files enables you to be specific about who can see and act on files that you share and on files that are shared with you.

File sharing is particularly useful during the project planning stage when it is critical that multiple team members be able to see and act on ideas in a way that all team members can see and respond to.

You can control person and community-level access settings such as read and edit or read only. Files can optionally be grouped by folder, and folders can also be designated with access settings, including a contributor access level.

If you have owner or editor access to a file you can download and make changes to it and upload new versions it. If you have reader access to a file, you can view and download it but can't upload new versions of it.