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August 15, 2010
I am in the process of turning our club’s website (blog) over to another member, and I added her as an administrator. All seems to be going well except for accessing My Drive, where documents are stored and linked to the blog – such as “Application for Membership”, “Club Rules”, etc. Apparently she has a different My Drive than I have as our list of documents are not the same. We are both signed into the Google Blogger account, and we can both see the Blogger work pages. When each of us goes to the 9-dot menu to find My Drive, she gets one list of documents and I get another. When she makes a link to a document from “her” My Drive, that link will not work on my live view of the blog and tells me that I do not have access. All the documents were right-clicked and “share” was selected. Interestingly, all the previous links seem to work okay, so apparently Google has changed some rules in the past few years. We are baffled. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
Well, “My” Drive is for the google account that is logged in. So, when you’re logged in, you see the files in your Google account’s Drive, when she’s logged in she sees hers. You’ve given her account admin rights for the blog, but that doesn’t give her rights to your Google account – just the blog.
Are you using your personal account as admin for the blog? Or did you set up a Google account for the club? If it’s a club account, then she needs the username and password for that Google account, then she just takes over both the blog and the Drive.
As for making a link to a document from “her” My Drive, she needs to change a setting to allow anyone to view the link. Click on the screenshot below. to see what I mean.
August 15, 2010
We do not have a club account, and at this point it may be a hassle to make one and restore the entire blog to it. (Not sure about that). So I am considering just sending the documents (there are about 10) to her email, let her put them on her My Drive, because at some point I will bow out as an administrator. In any event, changing them all to “anyone” will be good for now. In the future, I will ask you about making a club account. Thank you so much for your help.