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Gdoc: add image from drive with autoupdate

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Document I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). ...
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How to view the full size and remove old Google Profile pictures

How do you actually view and delete profile pictures from a Google account? For example, in Google Drive, if I click on the picture of me in the top right cornor > click change > under your photos, ...
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Search for a value in all Google Spreadsheets at once

I have hundreds of spreadsheets in Google Drive and I am trying to find a value in one of the files. For example, I need to find all sheets that have a $1000 value, but I don't want to open each one ...
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How to merge/combine two Google Drive accounts?

I have an old and a new Google account to work on Drive. On my old Drive I have a lot of shared folders from customers. Now I don't want to ask all my customers to invite my new account to their ...
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Synchronize Android device with Google Photos, the other way around

I'm trying to migrate all of my photos from GPhotos to Flickr. To do this I need to have all of the photos back on the smartphone so I can use Auto Uploadr on the Flickr app to start uploading. ...
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Find all files that are shared in Google Drive [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to find all files in Google Drive that you have shared with anyone? What about if you want to find all files in Google Drive you have shared with a particular person?
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How do I delete a file I own for just me?

On Google Drive, I own several big files that are in someone else's shared folder. I want the collaborators to still have the files but I want my storage space back. The options for each member of the ...
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How to rename files uploaded to Google Drive automatically or force uploaded files to follow a naming convention?

I'm working at a small company who's file management is a mess. I'm setting up a Google drive file structure but I feel like employees might not be organised when it comes to file naming. Is there a ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

I am getting unwanted spam in the "Shared with Me" section of my Google Drive. Is there any way to disconnect that portion of the Drive or block the spam?
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Google Drive: Files were converted to Google Document type. How can I convert them back to their original type?

Some JPG files that are stored in my Google Drive account were converted to Google Documents (.gdoc). How can I convert them back to JPG? The same happened to some HTML files. I can see them online ...
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Make a copy of a Google Document with all the original comments

When you go to File > Make a copy in Google Drive it opens up a popup where you can rename the new copy. There is a piece of small print below that says comments will not be copied to the new ...
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Google Drive: can I open a document in read-only mode?

Can I open one of my docs/spreadsheets/etc in read-only mode? I would like to view it for reference without having to worry about it being modified.
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How to tell if/when you downloaded files from Dropbox or Google drive?

I am worried that, in general, there is another computer where I have not logged out of my Gmail or Dropbox. I make it a habit to log out of my email regularly, but I could always have forgotten ...
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Google drive shared with non Google account

I've had a Google drive file shared with a non Google email account (that I traditionally access via outlook). When I click the link, my browser (which is logged in to my google account) tells me ...
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How can I auto save Instagram images to Google Drive?

Before June 1st, I have an IFTTT recipe to achieve my goal. However, due to some changes, IFTTT delete my recipe. So my question is how to auto save one's instagram (like https://www.instagram.com/...
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Advanced Google Drive search — locating the file

I have discovered that there is an app option that I can filter you out specific mime type files, like https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=app:"your app name". But what if I want only specific ...
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What's the easiest way to download all albums from Google Photos?

I have around 950 albums at Google Photos. I want to back them up now, but organised by albums, not by date. Whenever I create a backup from within Google Photos, the backup splits my photos by ...
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Is there a way to work on a Google Drive doc offline?

I'm going to be in an area with shotty internet connection. I would like to be working on a Google Drive doc but know it usually doesn't let you edit if it's not connected to the internet. Is there a ...
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How to know when the contents of a PDF in Google Drive are indexed for searching

I wrote a nice routine that allows me to get file Ids of 200 PDF files (uploaded some minutes ago onto my Google Drive) and setValue of a Google Sheet with those Ids. In order to get the correct file ...
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How to format table of contents automatically in Google Docs

I know I can create table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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Block user from move or delete shared document on Google Apps

We use shared Google Apps documents at work and I have a user that continually deletes shared documents. This causes major headaches for users that are currently working on the same document. Is ...
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Collaborative list or document in Slack

My team is new to Slack. A common use case we are finding is "Let's make a list of X that we can all contribute to". Currently we share a Google Doc for every list/collaborative document, but this ...
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How many spreadsheets are stored in my Google Drive?

A Google survey asked me: About how many spreadsheets are stored in your Google Drive? I ended up guessing, because I couldn't find a way to find the real number. In Google Drive interface, ...
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Viewing files shared with second account on Google drive

I have a second Google account/email address. When someone emails a shared document to that email address, I have to sign out of my primary Google account and sign in with the other to view it. In ...
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How to save folder from deletion via unsynced device?

I accidentally deleted a folder in Google Drive. And it is gone. I did this via the web browser. Now, my phone was in airplane mode and is not synced yet. How can I use my phone to backup the ...
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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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Google Drive (for PC) halts syncing at <= 1GB free - can this minimum be configured? [closed]

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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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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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 ...