Prevent others from downloading, printing, and copying shared Drive files

To disable download, print and copy options in Drive

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. Select a file or folder that you own.
  3. At the top, click .
  4. In the bottom-right corner, click Advanced.
  5. Do one of the following options:
    • If you selected a file, check the Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers box.
    • If you selected a folder, check the Prevent editors from changing access and adding new people box.
  6. Click .
  7. Click .

To disable download, print and copy options in Docs, Sheets, or Slides

  1. Open a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file that you own.
  2. At the top, click .
  3. In the bottom-right corner, click Advanced.
  4. Check the Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewersbox.
  5. Click .
  6. Click .

Now, anyone with view or comment access will see the download, print, and copy options grayed out.

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