How to See if Anonymous or Unknown People Are Viewing Your Google Drive Files

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

Anonymous animals viewing a file

How To See If Anonymous Or Unknown People Are Viewing Your Google Drive Files
  • When you share a file publicly or with anyone who has the link, unknown or anonymous people can view it.
  • You can see a list of people viewing the file in the top right corner of the page.
  • You will see the names of people you have shared the file with, but others will appear as anonymous animals.

To prevent anonymous viewers from accessing your files and folders

  • To prevent strangers from viewing your file, you need to update the file’s general sharing permissions. Click here to see how.

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