Google Drive – Password Protect / Lock Spreadsheet [Video]

Password Protect / Lock Google Drive Spreadsheet

The video above shows you how to password protect and lock a Google Drive spreadsheet via an encryption script.

Unfortunately, Google does not offer a native, built-in way of locking access to specific documents. The only form of security offered by Google is your account username and password.

There is, however, a way to code an encryption script within Google Drive to lock a spreadsheet.

Sounds complicated right?

Luckily, has already created an encrypted spreadsheet template for us to use.

See Also:Google Drive / Docs Tutorial 2015 – Overview [Video]

The instructions regarding how to use the scripted spreadsheet are a bit outdated and its actually easier now!

In the video above, I walk you through all the specific steps needed to encrypt your spreadsheet.

This method isn’t going to be fool proof but it will definitely make it much harder for an average person to see your data even if they’re logged into your Google account.

As always, if you find this video helpful, I would really appreciate a thumbs up and you may also want to think about subscribing to my YouTube channel.

Anson Alexander

About Anson Alexander

Anson has been publishing to since early 2011 and has recently opened an headquarters office to focus on the brand full time.

Anson specializes in providing software and technology tutorials in both print and video format. With hundreds of tutorials published on, Anson has also authored and recorded 7+ courses for as well as other media companies.

Anson has a degree in International Business and Information Systems from the University of Tampa and also enjoys enjoys traveling and gaming.

Please send business inquires to

Also connect with Anson on Google+.

Weekly Email Updates

Archive 2011-2016 All Rights Reserved. [Google Drive – Password Protect / Lock Spreadsheet [Video]]