Block & unblock people in Google Drive

If you don't want to get file shares from someone in Google Drive, you can block them. When you block someone:

  • They won't be able to share files with you. 
  • You won't be able to share files with them, unless you unblock them first. 
  • They won't be able to access any of your files and you won't be able to access any of theirs.

When you block or unblock someone, there may be a short delay before this takes effect in Google Drive. If you use Google Drive for work or school, you can’t block someone in your domain or in a separate but trusted domain.

Block the file sharer

  1. Go to
  2. Open a Drive sharing email.
  3. At the bottom of the email, click Block the sender.
  4. In the new tab that opens, select the account where you want to create the block.
  5. In the window, click Block.

Block the file owner

  1. Go to
  2. Right-click on a file.
  3. In the menu, click Block {email}.
  4. In the window, click Block.

Unblock a person

  1. Go to
  2. At the top right, click your profile picture and then Manage your Google Account
  3. Click People & sharing and then Blocked.
  4. A list opens with accounts you blocked across Google products.
  5. Next to that person's name, select Remove .
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