You can request to have your file reviewed if you don’t think your file violates Google's Terms of Service or program policies. If you own a file that’s been flagged for a violation, you may see a flag next to the filename and you won’t be able to share it. Your file will no longer be publicly accessible, even to people who have the link. A file review typically takes around 5 days. The exact time frame depends on the nature of the review request.
Request a review
When you try to share a file that's been flagged for a violation, you’ll see an option to have the file reviewed. To request a review of the file:
- Open the file.
- Click Share.
- Click Request a review.
If you own the account, you can request access to it again.
- Sign in to your Google Account on a browser, like Chrome.
- Select Start Appeal.
- Follow the instructions.
Report a violation
If you want to flag a file, learn how to report a violation.