This support solution will show you how to secure a recording file within your Google Drive so other users will not have the option to download the recording when viewing it.


Step 1: Go to https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive


Step 2: Navigate your Google drive to find the file you would like to remove the downloading option for


Step 3: Right-click on the file you want to remove the download option



Note: The users you are sharing this file with must only have view access to the file in order for this to work if they have edit access they will have the ability to download/save the file



Step 4:  Select the gear icon to access the advanced sharing settings




Step 5: Ensure that the "Viewers and commenters can see the option to download, print, and copy" option is unchecked then you can hit the back arrow to return to the standard sharing settings




Note: You have to change this setting on each file directly, you can not change this setting on a folder in Google Drive, however, you can select multiple files at once and follow these steps to change that setting for groups of files at a time



You now have successfully removed the download option from a file in Google Drive. For questions or issues you encounter, please email lawhelp@wfu.edu or call our help desk at 336-758-4300.