UW-Madison Google Workspace - View activity and file versions

This document describes how to view file activity and versions in Google Drive.

  1. Log into your UW - Madison Google account.

  2. My Drive:
    • Select the My Drive option from the left-hand menu.
    • Select a file or folder.

    Shared Drive:
    • Select the Shared drives option from the left-hand menu.
    • Select a Shared drive.
    • Select a file or folder.

  3. In the upper right corner of the screen select the i to view the drive's details, then select Activity to view the folder or file details.

  4. Here you'll be able to view:
    • When files are uploaded, added, renamed, moved, edited, or deleted from the drive.
    • Deleted files that have been in trash less than 30 days can be restored from this screen.
    • Who shared a file or folder, and who they shared the file or folder with.
    • When permissions are changed for a folder or file and the updated permissions.

      Google Drive Activity Window
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