Does Google Drive enable access to files to users without that user being registered by my Admin?

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Does Google Drive enable access to files to users without that user being registered by my Admin?

I want to give a virtual tour of a famous travel destination. I want to make my image visible by people on my tour, but without me needing to log on as an Admin to Google Drive.

Is there a way I can make certain folder on my drive public?

I am fine giving out a URL to paying customers, even if that URL will be visible to people who did not pay for anything.

Does Google Drive do this?

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Hi there,

Right click on the folder in your Google Drive.
Select Share.
Select Advanced (bottom right)
Select Change... here
private.PNGThen select the option for anyone who has the link here.
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You can also do this for any individual item. If you share a folder, I recommend naming it "Public" or something so you don't forget later. :)

Hope that helps,

Craig
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Commented:
I am now considering using Flickr instead of Google Drive to post a photo library needed for my live tour.

Do you agree that Flickr is a better tool?
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Why don't you just make a powerpoint or equivalent?
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Craig KehlerDirector of Customer Relations

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Flickr is made specifically for sharing images so it is likely better suited for this purpose, however I'm not familiar with their privacy settings. You can definitely setup the "anyone with the link" but not search indexed in Drive.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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> Why don't you just make a powerpoint or equivalent?

But it need to be posted somewhere. And I need max platform support. Mobile also.
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thanks
Craig KehlerDirector of Customer Relations

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Glad to help, hope you find a great solution for the overall best platform question you followed up with.

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