Security in Google Drive

Using Google Drive is a great way to store your files safely in secure data centers, where your files won't go missing. Even if your computer, phone or tablet break, the files you store in Google Drive are safe.

Here are some tips you can use to ensure the files you store in Google Drive safe and secure:

  • Make sure that your Google account is secure.
  • If you share a computer and don't want others to have access to your Google Account, sign out of your Google Account when you're finished using the computer.
  • If you’re on a public or shared computer, you shouldn't install Google Drive for your Mac/PC, as anyone with access to the computer would be able to open and view your files.
  • Choose an appropriate sharing setting — Private, Anyone with the link, or Public — for your files, folders and Google documents.

You may also want to check out more tips for staying safe online.

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