When sharing a file in Google Drive what permissions are available?


When you share a file with someone, you can choose what they can do with it.

  • View: People can view, but can't change or share the file with others.
  • Comment: People can make comments and suggestions, but can't change or share the files with others.
  • Edit: People can make changes, accept, or reject suggestions, and share the file with others.


Owners have the option under the Advanced to enable the following settings:

  • Prevent editors from changing access and adding new people
    If you prevent sharing of a folder, it only applies to the folder. To turn this on for the files inside, you have to change the settings for the each individual file inside.
  • Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenter's and viewers
    As the file's owner you can limit how people share, print, download, and copy within Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but you can't stop how others share the file content in other ways.
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