Does Transferring Ownership of Files on Google Drive Free Up Storage Space?
I checked the first 5 search results and gave up and tried it for myself
Google Drive has a feature that lets you change the ownership of your files, allowing you to give them to another person or another account. I was wondering if this would also free up storage space for the person who was giving up ownership, but I couldn’t find anything online. My hypothesis is that yes, this does pass the storage burden to the new owner.
So, I set up an experiment to test it for myself.
Step 1: Upload a big file to account 1:
Step 2: transfer to account 2 (you need to share with account 2 first):
Accept on account 2:
And… it worked:
So, my hypothesis is confirmed: transferring a files ownership transfers its storage burden too.
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