Disable files download


is ther a way to prevent user to download files?

i have many pdf files on the cloud, and i want my staff to be able to view only and print. not to download them to their own computer.


No. We had such questions in the past (could be that it was still with owncloud). You can scan through the source code and remove the download button.

What if the users install a sync client?
How to protect the files in that case?

In this topic, it’s not clear enough. It’s hard to prevent this completely, or nearly impossible. Worst case, the users can still take snapshots with their smartphones. So you can remove the download button from the interface and the integrated pdf viewer to prevent some users from easily downloading it (you could use the file access control to force the access through the web interface). But still, there are ways around that for users with a bit of knowledge…