How to Prevent your File from Being Downloaded or Copied on Google Drive?

You can easily create files and folders in Google Drive to share them with others. The people you share with can download, print or copy your file. If you want to prevent people you share with from being able to download, print or copy your file, turn the setting ON.

Following are the steps to Prevent your File from Being Downloaded, Printed or Copied on Google Drive:

  1. Go to & sign in to your account.
  2. Select a file that you want to prevent from being downloaded, printed or copied.
  3. Click "Share" icon located at the top of the window.
  4. Click "Advanced" button located at the bottom right of the window.
  5. Check the box located next to "Disable options to download, print and copy for commenters and viewers".
  6. Click "Save changes" button.
  7. This way you can prevent your file from being downloaded, printed or copied on Google Drive.

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