Is Google Drive secure?

When you upload files to Google Drive, they are stored in secure data centers.

  • If your computer, phone, or tablet is lost or broken, you can still access your files from other devices.
  • Your files are private unless you share them.

To help ensure your Google Drive files are private:

Make your Google Account more secure
  • If you share a computer, sign out of your Google Account when you're done.
  • We suggest you don't install Google Drive on a shared or public computer. Anyone who uses the computer could access your files.
  • Learn more about Google Account security.
Control what other people see

Your files are private unless you choose to share them. You can share files with:

Learn more about staying safe online.

Evan is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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