I noticed that when the owner deletes a doc permanently, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How I ensure that I keep a copy of it even if it's permanently deleted and with latest changes. knowing that I owe both Google accounts but one of them (the owner one) is maintained by my company.


Once you make a copy of a document with an editor/viewer account, the copy will be kept on the Drive unit of the copier even if the original file is deleted.

  • Do you mean locally on the machine? – mshwf Jan 12 at 8:00
  • @mshwf In the context of the question you could make the copy on Google Drive or locally. – Rubén Jan 12 at 13:39

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