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Google Drive File Access Control – Enforce Restricted

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With GAT+ File Management Google Workspace Admin can enable or disable Sharing policies on Drive files (Share with people settings in Drive)

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The File Access control can be set on existing Google Drive files to enable/disable:

  • Editors can change permissions and share
  • Viewers and commenters can see the option to download, print, and copy 

Enforce Restricted (disable download/print/copy – Viewers and Commenters can’t download and copy

Navigate to GAT+ → Drive → Apply custom filter to find the files you need

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Apply policy

When the result is found

  1. Select the file – click on the checkmark beside the Title 
  2. Click on File operations 
  3. Select Enforce “Restricted” (disable download, print, copy) 

Note: If Restricted mode enabled – Viewers and Commenters can not download, print, or copy the Files

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When the options are selected, pop up message will be displayed.

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The operation cannot be undone

Note: This operation cannot be undone 

Result

Click on the “Confirm” button, to enforce the policy. The process can be checked in the Admin log 

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In the Files where the “Restricted” mode is enabled, the option to Download, Copy, and Print (for Commenters, Viewers) will be removed.

Before the policy is applied:

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After the policy is applied:

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GAT+ flag

The policy will be reflected in GAT+ the files will have a Flag: Restricted 

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