- HTTP request
- Path parameters
- Query parameters
- Request body
- Response body
- Authorization scopes
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Gets a file's metadata or content by ID.
If you provide the URL parameter
alt=media, then the response includes the file contents in the response body. Downloading content with
alt=media only works if the file is stored in Drive. To download Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides use
files.export instead. For more information, see Download & export files.
The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.
The ID of the file.
Whether the user is acknowledging the risk of downloading known malware or other abusive files. This is only applicable when alt=media.
Whether the requesting application supports both My Drives and shared drives.
Specifies which additional view's permissions to include in the response. Only 'published' is supported.
A comma-separated list of IDs of labels to include in the
The request body must be empty.
If successful, the response body contains an instance of
Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:
Some scopes are restricted and require a security assessment for your app to use them. For more information, see the Authorization guide.