Sunday, September 24, 2023

How to Lock Google Drive Documents

Google Drive
Do you have any sensitive or important files in Google Drive that you don't want anyone else to edit or delete?

Maybe you just want to protect a document from yourself!

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the New Document Lock Feature.

This new feature allows you to lock any file in Google Drive, so that only you can make changes to it. 

Here's how to do it.

  • Open the Google Drive website,
  • Go to the file that you want to lock.
  • Right-click on the file.
  • Select File information.
  • Under the Permissions section, click on the Lock button.
  • Confirm that you want to lock the file by clicking on the Lock button again.
  • Once a file is locked, no one else will be able to make any changes to it, even if they have edit access. 
  • To unlock a file, simply follow the same steps above and click on the Unlock button.
Lock Google Drive Doc
fig. 1 - Lock Google Drive Doc

The Google Drive lock file feature is a great way to protect your files from unauthorized access and accidental changes. By following the steps above, you can learn how to use this feature and keep your files safe.


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