I noticed that when the owner permanently deletes a document, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How can I ensure that I keep a copy (with the latest changes) of it even if it's permanently deleted?

I can log in to both Google accounts; one of them (the owner one) is maintained by my company.

  • back it up on your Drive – user0 Jan 12 '19 at 1:18

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 '19 at 8:00
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    @mshwf In the context of the question you could make the copy on Google Drive or locally. – Rubén Jan 12 '19 at 13:39
  • @mshwf in the Google Drive web app, you can right-click and select "Make a copy". – ahorn Feb 17 '19 at 21:27

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