Stop, limit, or change sharing


               

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After you share a file, you can stop sharing at any time. You can also control if people you've shared with can change or share your file.

Tip: When updating permissions for an item you're sharing from My Drive, if the person you're sharing with does not already have permissions for the folder that contains that item, you can choose to:

  • Update permissions for the folder that contains that item
  • Only update permissions for only the item itself

Most users choose to update the folder that contains that item because to make sharing and folder management easier.

Stop sharing a file

If you’re sharing a file, the owner and anyone with editor access can change the permissions and share the file.

Find who has access to a file
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file or folder name, tap More More.
  3. Tap Manage access.
  4. Review the list of people and groups with access.
  5. If you have the correct permissions, to make changes, tap Share Add a co-presenter.
Stop sharing a file or folder
  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Select a file or folder.
  3. Tap Manage access.
  4. Find the person you want to stop sharing with.
  5. Tap the person and then Remove.
Restrict general access to a file or folder

When you change an item's general access to Restricted, only people with access can open the file.

  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Open or select a file.
  3. Tap Manage access.
  4. Under “General access”,  tap Change.
  5. Tap the audience who has access.
  6. Select Restricted.
Delete a shared file

If you delete a shared file that you own:

  • People that can view, comment, or edit will be able to make a copy until you permanently delete it.
  • To permanently delete the file, find the file in your trash and tap More More and then Delete forever.

If you delete a shared file that you do not own:

  • It will be removed from your Drive, but still accessible to other collaborators.
  • To get the file back, open a link to the file. You’ll see the file in "Shared with me."

Change share settings for Google Forms

Google Forms often have different sharing options than other kinds of files.

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