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Prevent Files from Being Downloaded in Google Drive

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Sometimes sharing files in Google Drive can make people worried because they feel like they don’t have true control of the data.

While that is no more true than attaching files to emails, we’ve put together a helpful trick to keep shared files from being downloaded from Google Drive.

Google limits this ‘Prevent viewers from downloading’ option to non-Google files, so you can make sure shared PDFs, Office files and images can’t be downloaded. To make sure your shared Google files can’t be downloaded you’ll need to first convert them to the corresponding non-Google format.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

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