File Sharing with Google Drive and Google Apps for Business
Posted on 2013-01-16
We have Google Apps for Business and we have a folder in Google Drive shared with the organization. Users create files and folders in this folder using Google Drive for PC. The files are mostly 5 - 10MB AutoCAD drawings.
Users are complaining that their Google Drive folder is showing different files and folders. They are also saying when one user opens a drawing in the Google Drive PC folder and then another user opens the same drawing from their Google Drive PC folder that there is no notification saying read only in AutoCAD.
How is this meant to work?
How can two people be editing the same file?
Is this how Google Drive is meant to be used or is there another way of implementing file sharing?
We want it to be more like a Windows file server. Everyone sees the same stuff in the shared folder and only one user can edit a file at a time. Also is the file size and a lot of users working on the same files and folders not practical? Will a fast internet connection be required? What is the recommended file size?
This is urgent. Please respond as soon as possible.