How can I know how many people accessed a folder or file on Google Drive or Google Photos that I shared with a link?

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    Don't think you can, but you can get that information through most URL shorteners, including goo.gl.
    – ale
    Mar 31 '16 at 18:33

Share the folder or link through Google URL shortener (goo.gl). If you login to create short URLs, it always show all short URLs created through your email. You can check the detail of clicks from the given list of short URLs. Even if enter .info at end of the short URL, it shows all details about link. Meaning, if the short URL is goo.gl/QZ3qT7 then enter goo.gl/QZ3qT7.info in the URL bar and you will see number of clicks on link and other details as in screen shorts.

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  • Seems like they are going to stop that google url shortner. Here is the message I found on the website. Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019... Here is a blog which explains about some alternatives. zapier.com/blog/best-url-shorteners
    – coderH
    Feb 9 '19 at 12:58
  • (comment moved from an answer and shortened for brevity (ed.))
    – jonsca
    Feb 9 '19 at 21:31

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