Set up a Google Drive DLP Alert when the Number of Downloaded Files Exceeds X

Learn how to get alerted when users download more than X files from your Google Drive in a 24-hour window.

Open GAT+ navigate to Alert rules under the Configuration tab

Click on the + sign and a new window will be displayed, fill in the details, and click Save

  • Set up a Name for the rule
  • Set the checkmark to Enabled
  • Set the Type to Drive
  • Choose the scope who will be affected by this alert rule:
    • Select a user, a group, or an org. unit of users
    • Check box here for entire OU tree – to address all users of an organizational unit, including users of child units
  • Pick and select the Recipient this can be a user or group email.

Select the checkmark for Alert on the number of files downloaded per day – when the number of downloads is more than the setup number the alert will be triggered.

Click on save to activate the rule.

When the rule is created it can be found in the Alert rules under the configuration.


It can be viewed (eye icon), edited (pen icon), or deleted from the (x button).

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