If you’re sharing a Google Drive file that you own, which has sensitive content, you can stop people from re-sharing, downloading, printing, or copying the file or changing access permissions.
To restrict sharing for shared drives, see Get started with shared drives.
Prevent editors from re-sharing and changing access permissions
If you’re sharing a file, the owner or anyone with edit permissions can change the sharing settings for the file. To make it so only you can share:
Important: If you prevent sharing of a folder, it only applies to the folder. To turn this on for the files inside, you have to change the settings for the files inside.
When someone with Editor access tries to re-share a restricted file or folder, they get an option to email you for permission to share the file. You can decide whether to share the file. If you do, the user still can’t change access permissions. They’re grayed out and not available.
Prevent commenters and viewers from downloading, printing, or copying files
Note: You can’t restrict these options on Google Sites files.
People with edit permissions to your shared files can:
- Share a file with others.
- Add or remove specific people from the file.
- Copy, print, or download the file.
Important: You can't apply this setting to a folder, but you can apply it to individual files in the folder.
To prevent viewers and commenters from printing, copying, or downloading your file: