How to transfer the ownership of a Google Sheets document to another account outside of the Google Workspace organization without losing cell history?

The method of cross-domain transfer with preserving file IDs using Google Shared Drives is well described here.


  1. Setup Google Shared Drive.
  2. Neutralize files’ ownership in the Shared Drive.
  3. Assign new ownership.

If you do not have access to Google Workspace (former G Suite), you can take advantage of ready-made solutions available in the Google Workspace Marketplace and also available here as a web application.
The transfer of one or several files falls into the free quota of the above mentioned utilities.

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