Prevent File download for all users for all files on OneDrive and Sharepoint

marbuna sells 26 Reputation points


Is there any way to absolutely prevent download of files from SharePoint and OneDrive for all files and all user in my organization?

Actually, I want to prevent any local work or local data store on my-users's computers. It means that i want also disable the "open on Desktop app" button, and the printing options. All the work is done via the browser.

I know that it is possible per file or per library on SharePoint, but i want to set it as mandatory unchangeable policy for all my users.

Thank you!

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  1. breakfix_ninja 1 Reputation point

    @marbuna sells ,

    For what its worth, here you go. Be informed that there are myriads of answers for this but hopefully it fits your current configuration.

    Block Download or Offline Availability in SPO\OD4B

    File Level


    Site Level for SPO\OD4B

    · (Site Collection - SPO)
    · (Personal Site - OD4B)
    ○ Additional instruction to access Library Settings: OneDrive Site > Return to Classic OneDrive (Lower Left) > Click the Gear icon > Show Ribbons

    Client Level (Restrict Sync using NGSC)

    · (best for Local Workgroup or non-domain joined machine)

    Please mark it as helpful if it does.