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Does Google Drive have a file request feature like Dropbox?

Dropbox allows a user to drop a file into a shared folder without having this user to be part of the shared folder. This feature is called file request. Does Google Drive have a similar feature?
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How to query folders and subfolder files present on google drive [closed]

I am new to google drive API. I want to pass multiple folders in my GET request. I am able to run the below GET request ...
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Google Drive (for PC) halts syncing at <= 1GB free - can this minimum be configured? [on hold]

Using a virtual (encrypted) drive as the target for local sync. I have selective sync enabled, only one folder selected, less than 1MB of files. The virtual drive is 50 MB, but GD refuses to sync to ...
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How to remove a local folder or file from Google Drive (but keep my local copy)? [duplicate]

I've got a folder (Projects) on my local windows 7 computer. It's shared through Google Drive. I want to take some of the subfolders and make them Local-only. I tried going to Google Drive options ...
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Restricting access to Google Drive

I have many confidential data in my Google Drive. Also I have my google account signed in on multiple personal devices. Since many people around me would love to get hold of these files, (and they ...
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Undo saving to Drive

In the new gmail interface that was introduced last year, I often misclick on the Google Drive icon, which results in the attachment being saved in my Google Drive. How to undo it?
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Google Drive used storage is larger online than in my local folder, why?

I have Google Drive application keeping my local Google Drive folder always in sync with the cloud. I have recently received a warning of "few storage space", where it tells me I have 10GB plus ...
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Why can I preview and open some .docx attachments on Trello but not others?

When .docx files are added to Trello cards, I generally click to open the preview and from there open the file in Google Drive. However, there are some .docx files that say "Whoops! There was a ...
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Date stamp when editing rows in spreadsheet [migrated]

I have a spreadsheet which needs date stamp for each row as soon as there are changes being made in cells within that row. For example, I change something on cell B14 or E14 or G14 and today's date ...
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How to save MS Word document directly to Google Docs or Drive?

The goal is to work in MS Word but save it in Google Docs. Somehow smoothly, right from MS Word, without copy/paste. Is it possible with Google Docs?
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Why is adding folder/files grayed out in Google Drive?

This happened without any warning, but it works fine from my Drive desktop application on Mac. Any ideas?
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How Google Photos synchronization works with Google Drive?

When you allow; Your mobile or desktop synchronize photos to your google+, google photos. These photos can show into your account drive within a folder called google photos. Now when you synchronize ...
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Restore an entire Google Drive folder

My father-in-law got his computer hi-jacked by Locky Virus Ransomware. Luckily some of his photos are backed-up in Google Photos. Is there any way to restore an entire folder or a batch of files to a ...
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Google Drive: can multiple people move files into a shared folder for the owner to view privately?

The teaching assistant for one of my graduate school courses wants students to submit homework assignments by adding each doc to one of his shared folders in Google Drive. However, it would be ...
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Why don't the photo listed in Google Photo when I upload it in Google Drive?

I login in https://drive.google.com/, and click Google Photo item in left bar, then click "New" and select "File Upload" to upload a photo. In my mind, I think the photo I just uploaded will list in ...
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Google Drive or Google Photos: get a view count of my shared folders or files

How can I know how many people accessed a folder or file on Google Drive or Google Photos that I shared with a link?
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How to only use the Google Drive interface (and not the Docs one)

After the switch from Google Docs to Drive I've been trained to do everything through the Drive interface which I now prefer to the Docs one. But for whatever reason the Docs interface is still ...
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Google drive sharing: Is the revision history also shared?

I wonder about this thing. Imagine the following scenario: on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive. on Day 2 I edit it. on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit". Can John ...
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Downloading pictures from Google Drive

How can I download some 20-above pictures sent through Google Drive? Everytime I click on the photo, it tells me to ask permission from the sender. I cannot do that for every picture.
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How can I download a huge folder from google drive?

I have a folder shared with me on google drive that is much larger than 2 GB. When I try to download it, drive zips the folder, but stops when the file size of the zip archive is larger than 2GB. How ...
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Google Drive Shell on Chrome OS

Is there a way to manipulate Google Drive files with shell (dev mode) on Chrome OS?
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Set global “export to PDF” settings for Google Drive Sheets

I'm an Aussie. Google Drive is obviously built for USA first. Each time I export a Google Drive Sheet as a PDF, I have to change the page size from Letter to A4, and other such settings. Is there a ...
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Google Photos Backup Size

I am sure that you all know that Google offers the free backup of photos through their Google Photos App. I've since found out that the free backup, as Google advertises, with reduced photo quality ...
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Set an expiration on a shared document

I want to share a document with several people, but I want to rescind the document at the end of the month. Is there a way I can do that automatically from within Google Drive? Or am I consigned to ...
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Is it possible to directly delete a file forever in Google Drive?

I would like to directly "delete forever" a file in Google Drive. Is this possible? In doing so, I want to avoid the extra step of deleting the file from the Trash can.
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How do I list my items in Google Drive by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Google Drive. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items ...
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Why does the displayed Google Drive quota not match my local disc usage? [duplicate]

Google Drive has been telling me I am using close to 15 / 15 GB of the free plan. However, when I check my local Google Drive folder on my computer, the files seem to total actually only about half of ...
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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How do I convert a Google doc to PDF without downloading it?

Related: How do I convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and reupload again?, which is the reverse of what I want—converting to a Google document. I'd like ...
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How can I open two documents at once in Google Drive?

I wonder how I can open two documents at once in Google Drive. Selecting two documents then hitting on ENTER didn't do the trick (no document gets open)
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Renew Google Drive share link

In our company we have some files on Google Drive which I share with different people using a share link. Company policy dictates that shares, passwords,... need to be changed regularly to decline ...
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Google Drive temporary account for school group projects [closed]

I have an existing Google gmail account. I have created a Google Drive account using a new gmail account for a school group project and shared this Drive account to members of the group. I don't like ...
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Google Drive on Linux

Is there a planned release date or any info on when will they release Google drive application on Linux?
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IFTTT to Google Drive (Sheets) - How to write on the same row?

I'm looking for a way to get a recipe from IFTTT to Google drive (sheets) in the same row. The recipe writes in the first 3 columns, but if there is anything already in the same row it skips that row ...
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Google Chrome doesn't print to Google Drive. In my Gloogle Cloud Print I don't have Google Drive

Instead of having "Save to Google Drive" like they say here: https://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/2541913?hl=en&ref_topic=4456182 in my Chrome 48.0.2564.82 m (64-bit) there isn't this ...
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Move Google Sheet to shared folder on Google Drive [duplicate]

How do I move my Sheet to the Google Drive Shared company folder? I have a Google Drive Sheet created on my account, and access to a shared Google Drive folder for our company.
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Cannot link to an image from Blogger to Google Drive

I have a simple PNG image on my Google Drive. How can I create a link from a Blogger blog to that image? Here is what I tried: In Google Drive, I changed the settings of my PNG file to "Anyone on ...
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Is there a known delay in Google Docs for searching my documents?

Is there a known delay, for example, if I have a document named "Trip to San Francisco" and search for it by content or by filename? I found if I close all Google Docs and Google Drive webpage and ...
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Google Docs with PNGs now produce black image background in PDFs

Suddenly when I download a Google Doc as a PDF, the image PNGs come down with a black background. They used to be transparent. What has happened here? Can I change it back?
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Cannot switch between multiple Google Docs accounts being signed in them correctly

Here https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2405894 I read I can sign in multiple Google accounts and easily switch between them in Google Docs app. But it is not true. It doesn't work. I'm talking ...
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive to put in spreadsheet

I've got 200+ jpegs in a folder and need shareable links for each jpeg in a spreadsheet. Is there a way to do this without doing the right clicking thing for each image individually?
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How does Google Drive bi-directional synchronization work?

I have my Google Drive synchronized with my computer folder (Google Drive) on windows PC. What happens if I delete one file in my online Google Drive interface in browser? What happens if I delete ...
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How do I search old revisions of Google Documents?

I know how to search in Google Drive, and how to view old revisions of documents. But is it possible to search all revisions at once?
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Create unsyncable (online only) Google Drive folder

I created a folder in Google Drive, which synced to all my devices. Then I decided to make it Online Only. Instead of going into each device → preferences → unchecking this folder from the sync list, ...
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Can't download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?)

TL;DR I have a very large Google Docs document which can not be exported to PDF*, but I can download it in all the other supported formats, which unfortunately do not fit my needs. What are the ...
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Easily saving all Google Photos collages and videos?

On the web I can find them using this link : https://photos.google.com/search/taa But how to save them automatically at once ? It can be either locally on my pc (Google takeout is not very clear ...
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Google Drive: “Anonymous” access to not-yet shared file

I wanted to expand the case described in this question. Probably the topic is more related to security, but I feel like I don't know enough about this, and probably someone might explain better and ...
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Unlimited storage on Google Drive for students

Context: http://googleforeducation.blogspot.in/2014/09/announcing-drive-for-education-21st.html Can any student with a .edu email address get unlimited storage in Google Drive just by signing up? Is ...
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Is it possible recursively remove permissions / sharing from a single user in Google Drive?

I'd like to remove a specific user from having sharing permissions in a specific tree in our company's google docs. I have found that I can select all of the folders at a specific level and remove ...
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Change Google Drive password, NOT account login

How do I change the Google Drive password so only I can access it? I am the creator of it, but do not want other users of the same account (six of us can access the same Google account), who have the ...