I using GSuite product for my company, however we are working with outsource team. That guy will working (eg. editing) with several GDocs, GSheet file. I wanted to disable download feature on GDocs and GSheet but they can still editing the file online.

I have try this
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This works for disable download, but my employee cannot editing that document. How they can still editing the document via browser and cannot download that file?

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Sorry, Google's permissions settings are simply not that granular. In their eyes, the choices are

  • Can view
  • Can comment [and view]
  • Can edit [and comment and view]

and those choices can be offered to individual accounts by email address, to anyone with the link, or publicly on the web. Google is a huge company, but if their choices are causing a problem for you, they encourage users to choose Report a Problem from the Help menu, and explain it to them.

On a higher level though, if an account can edit a given document, then they can do whatever they want with it—overwrite its contents, change values, or; naturally, they can make their own copy, whether by copy-paste, File→Make a copy, or by download—so with a good faith hope that your situation gets resolved, I must say that I think you'll have to solve the problem with, say… conversations, rather than checkboxes. Good luck.

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