AODocs lets you restrict the visibility of your libraries for specific user types. You can hide your libraries so users don't see them:
- on their homepage
- when they search for libraries using keywords
- in the library picker drop-down menu, when using Google Drive with the AODocs Smartbar extension – learn more: Access AODocs libraries in Google Drive
This can be useful to avoid cluttering the homepage and search results. For example, a library may be used to share read-only documents with all employees but isn't designed to be explored by users.
– The library visibility setting doesn't restrict access to libraries or their documents. For example, documents in libraries with restricted visibility are listed for all users when they search for documents across all their libraries; all users can access these libraries from the list of results.
– Super administrators can always see all libraries (regardless of their visibility restriction) in the domain administration. Learn more: Manage your libraries.
1. Access the library administration.
2. Select General settings in the left panel.
3. Select the required option in the Library visibility drop-down menu:
- Visible (default): all users see the library on their homepage and in search results
- Hidden from readers only: users with read access to the library don't see the library on their homepage or in search results
- Hidden from readers and contributors only: users with read access and users with write access don't see the library on their homepage or in search results
- Hidden from everyone: readers, contributors and library administrators don't see the library on their homepage or in search results
Tip: As a library administrator, if you select Hidden from everyone, you may want to store the library's URL somewhere, as you won't be able to access the library on your homepage.
Note: Super administrators see all libraries on their homepage and in search results. Learn more: Super administrators: filter the display to show only your libraries.