Prevent file downloading on Google Drive

It’s possible to share files on Google drive so that they can be viewed, but not download. Follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the file you want to prevent downloading of then click the share icon.
    google_drive_share_icon
  2. Click the option ‘Advanced’.
  3. Check the option ‘Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers.
  4. Click ‘Save changes’.

Now when someone tries to download the file they will instead see this message:

prevent_dl_googledrive

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