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Unable to search for files unless complete file name is entered

As a company, we store a large amount of product images on Google Drive. To illustrate the point: we have one product with multiple images (eg. from different angles) all saved with different suffixes ...
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How can you restrict a user from deleting Google Drive documents they are shared on?

What is the best way to allow a Google Drive user to edit documents but not delete them? Our organization has many files and would like to protect some less tech savvy users from disrupting numerous ...
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How to uninstall Google Drive PC? [migrated]

I installed Google Drive PC in the hope that it would let me copy Google Drive folders without doing an upload/download. "Sync" forces an automatic download/upload, which won't work for me. How can I ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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Google Docs: Can I “include” other docs dynamically?

I have a document broken up into sections for easy editing. Is there a way to have a "master" document that includes these sections automatically?
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Adding fonts to Google Docs [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a font to Google docs, that Google doesn't have? Because I am working on a project that requires a very specific font, and google doesn't have it. I've looked.
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How can I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?

I have a main folder in Google Drive with lots of sub folders that also have sub folders. The main folder is shared with my team. Some of the sub folders are shared with external people (temporary ...
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How to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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How to embed a Google Spreadsheet with just cells and a sheet list?

This answer shows how to hide the UI and sheet list by appending rm=minimal to the URL. Is there a way to hide the UI but not the sheet list? I want to insert the spreadsheet on another page with an ...
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Forcing uniqueness in a Google Spreadsheets column

I have created a Google spreadsheet (acting as a database) that has numerous columns, name being one of them, and I wanted to make sure the name field is always unique and no row can be created if the ...
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How to move photos from Google Drive to Google Photos?

I have a lot of photos in Google Drive, in random folders. I want to move them to Google Photos, because I really like the phone/tablet application - while the web app is... less good. I have no ...
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How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance It allows me to use the googlemail account almost without hitch (at times hangout will simply keep ...
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Undo view Google Photos in Google Drive?

When I went to my photos in Google Drive, a popup appeared asking if I want to be able to view my photos in Google Drive. I selected "Yes". How do I reverse this change?
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What can break the relationship between the onFormSubmit function and a spreadsheet that is attached to a google form?

I had a working Google form, Google spreadsheet, and GAS script which would be called when the form was submitted. It worked fine until the did (one?) of the following things: Cleared out the ...
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I want to exclude certain local folders with Google Drive but I *keep* them on the computer

Using Google Drive on Windows (although I think the same question applies to OS/X) I want to exclude certain local folders but keep them on the computer. When I go to Drive preferences and deselect ...
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How to duplicate Google doc keeping original date?

I had coworker create bunch of Google documents under his account. He shared documents with me and company, but after few months he left. He didn't transfer ownership to either me or company. Now I ...
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How can Google Docs and markdown play nice?

I love Google Docs. I write notes, essays, correspondences, invoices, journal entries, business ideas, planning documents- everything on there. I also love the markdown format. I'm a programmer so ...
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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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How do I check who shared my files in Google drive which I shared?

How do I check who shared my files in Google drive which I shared? Is it possible to see who shared my file from the link I've shared?
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How do I delete a shared Google Drive document owned by somebody else?

If I delete a document owned by me, everybody loses access to that document. However, if I delete a document owned by someone else, it is only deleted from my point of view. Everybody else still sees ...
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How can I backup my Google Drive files using Time Machine?

I'd like to be able to do regular backups of my files in Google Drive. I just want to create a backup so that I can quickly restore in the event of a disaster. I don't believe that Google currently ...
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How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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Re-enable Google Drive results for Gmail searches in Google Apps for Business

Google Drive documents results used to be shown below Gmail search results. That option was a labs enabled tool where when you searched Gmail you would see matching Google Drive documents below the ...
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Basic HTML Version of Google Drive

Related question: Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop I'm looking for a static (in terms of interactivity of the interface), low-bandwidth version of Google Drive ...
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How do I duplicate folders but not the files in them in Google Drive?

I have a folder structure I want to copy but I don't want to copy the files in those folders. How can I do this on Google Drive without having to go in each folder a delete the files?
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How do I create pull quotes in Google Docs?

Can I install an app to make pull quotes in Google Drive? Or can I somehow create them using clever tricks?
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How to migrate and forward entire free Google account to Google Apps?

I just upgraded the to Google Apps Unlimited from the free version of Gmail, the free version of Google Photos, and the free version of Google Drive. I'd like to transfer all my settings, photos, ...
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Google Drive Web - Google Drive PC synchronization for a Word document

I have a shared MS Word document on Google Drive, say mydoc.docx, and I am collaborating with some others on this document. Someone updated it using the Google Drive Web rather than MS Word, and the ...
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Get YouTube video's view count in Google Drive/Sheets?

Is there anyway to write up a Spreadsheet in Google Drive such that a cell will have the current (or as close to current as possible) number of views that video has received?
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How to upload existing albums to new (2015) Google Photos?

Background I have 300GBs of neatly organized photographs of my past 10 years in 500+ folders (albums) with names like: 20150320-20150320 Partial Solar Eclipse (Szentes, Dónáti domb) [Sarah] ...
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How do I go back after click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc?

After I click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc, how do I get back to my previous position? The browser back button doesn't work for this.
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Google Drive doesn't show thumbnails in grid view

At our office we have a Google Drive which we use to share files with our affiliates. However some of our employees aren't shown thumbnails for the files, but on other computers there's no problem. ...
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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SMTP File Size Limits

This might be a bit of a nooby question, but it's been on my mind for a while now. When sending a file through email on servers such as Gmail etc. They always impose a drastically low file size limit. ...
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How to get Google Docs results to appear in Google Search results?

I use Google Docs rather than a blog to write articles and I'd like them to be readable by the public. But I've never seen Google Docs results in Google Search results. Is it possible? How do I make ...
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Google+ photos to edit (possibly through Google Drive)

I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google ...
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In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
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Google Drive copy file to shared folder - directly

I have a folder on "my drive" that I want to move or copy to the folder "Kai" which is located in "Shared with me". Dragging a folder from the left sidepanel into the folder of the shared area ...
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Export multiple Google Docs to pdf at once

A Google Doc can be exported to pdf within the Google Doc interface. From within the Google Drive interface, multiple Google Docs can be exported at once, but this is automatically done in docx ...
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How can I quickly load Google documents?

I have some larger (~30-100 pages) Google documents that I access many times per day. Currently, the one that's about 100 pages long takes roughly 30 seconds to load, despite having very few images. ...
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Search for a file with part of the file name in Google Drive? [duplicate]

There’s a folder with a file named “Physio_Invoice_June21_img001.jpg” and typing "Physio" into the search bar at the top turns up nothing. Why is this? I tried using regular expressions (including *) ...
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How to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Posting more than 2000 lines from IFTTT to a Google Spreadsheet

I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Drive spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with the title: Document Title (1) ...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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Google Docs: Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I struggled with the textbox for a while now - maybe anyone here could help: I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The header ...
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How to search across multiple Google Drive accounts?

I use Google Drive with multiple accounts. How can I search for something across all of these accounts?
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Is it possible to restrict a Google Drive app's permissions to a specific folder(s) (and subfolders)?

When installing a app for Google Drive, depending on the app, access to the filesystem is required and requested at the time of install. Is it possible to restrict this to specific folders(s) and ...
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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?
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How do I email collaborators on a folder or Word document in the New Google Drive?

Google's newest version of Drive doesn't allow you anymore to do "email collaborators". Here's a use-case: I have a Word document I share with my colleagues in a Google Drive folder One of us ...