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Google File Sharing

Get a Link to Share Your Google Files on the Website


  1. Right click on your file or document in Google Drive and select SHARE.
  2. In the Share with Others window, click ADVANCED at the bottom right.
    Link sharing window showing Advanced button
  3. In the Sharing Settings window, click CHANGE under ‘Who has access’.

    Sharing settings window showing change button
  4. In the Link Sharing window, click the button for ‘On – Anyone with the link’ to share with the public.
    (If you have files you want to restrict to staff and students only, check ‘On-Anyone at Manchester...with the link’. NOTE: Users will have to sign in to their Google account in order to access these files.)
    Link sharing window showing "Anyone with the link"
  5. Click SAVE.
  6. Copy the LINK TO SHARE
    This is your link to use on the website. You can also use it anywhere else you wish to share the file (email, text, social media, etc.). Once you set the sharing to ‘Anyone with the Link’ you will not have to set it again for this file – you can just copy the link.




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