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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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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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HTML math format for uploading to Google Drive?

When I upload an HTML document with math to google drive and convert to a Google document, is there a math format which Google will convert to it's own math format? So far I have tried LaTeX math as ...
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How to cancel Google Fusion Table importing data?

I have a document created using Google Fusion Table and when I tried to import an 8 kb csv file (File → Import More Rows), the document freezes at "0% importing", as shown below: I can no ...
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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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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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Swedish keyboard shortcut for Search field in Google Drive

The keyboard shortcut that takes you to the Search field on the Google Drive main view does not work on a Swedish keyboard. On an English keyboard the shortcut is / but pressing Shift+7 on a Swedish ...
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Need to move a copy on Google Drive to new folder without leaving copy behind in original folder

When I make a copy of a document in a shared folder and then move the copy to another shared folder, the copy shows up in the new folder but also stays behind in the original folder. When I delete the ...
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Google drive is creating duplicates on the cloud

We are a company of about 43 users, spread all over the country and we not only get duplicates on our local drive, but on the Google drive itself. So a directory might contain a few hundred files that ...
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How does Gmail's “out of storage space” work?

There is a message showing: You’re out of storage space and will soon be unable to send or receive emails until you free up space or purchase additional storage. at the top of Gmail's page, as ...
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Can I adjust the settings to prevent users from downloading shared files on Google Drive on more than one image at a time?

I see the option to make it so a folder can't be downloaded, which I have selected, but then the individual images are still unchecked for the 'prevent users from downloading' option. Rather than go ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open https://drive.google.com/...
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Can I use a Google Drive download URL to stream unprocessed video?

How can I use the download feature on Drive to stream an unprocessed video through VLC or another video player?
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Zip a large file in google drive before dowloading

I've received a link to a large file (2 gigs) in google drive. I know the file has a very high compression ratio, and my internet connection is really slow. Is there any way to zip the file before ...
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How to get “revision history” of Google Fusion Tables?

In Google Docs, we can see the previous edits of a Document or Spreadsheet by clicking on File → See revision history (also Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G): However, there doesn't seem to be a See revision ...
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Which items has my access been restricted to?

I recently saw this message in my Recent activity feed in Google Drive: [Name Redacted] restricted access to 3 items How do i find out which items I've lost access to? My drive has a large number ...
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Can I turn off Google Drive's history?

I'm using Google Drive and I have a very limited amount of data, near 500 Mega Bytes. However, I don't really need Google to take history of those files, as I'm the only person working on them, and I'...
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How to disable folder view?

I'm used to opening links in new tabs by clicking them with middle mouse button, but Google Drive decided to override that to also open them in some useless "Folder View" mode that doesn't allow for ...
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How can I compare my local folder to the Google Drive Copy?

I'm having wierd stuff happen where my local copy of my Google Drive folders seems out of sync (despite Gdrive saying it's sync'd) for example, the folder names are different. And changing one doesn't ...
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Downloadable Setups for Google Drive Applications

Is there a page from where to download various Google Drive application setups? I noticed various Google Drive apps allow online installations only. But the problem is at my workplace, there is a ...
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How to download all revisions of my files on Google Drive?

I have > 50 revisions of some files on my Google Drive, and now I want to download all of them onto my computer. Going through them one by one is very painful; how can I download all of them at once?
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Facility for Commenting / Reviewing / Annotation text like Google Docs or Kindle Annotations

I am looking for a program (preferably a web app like Google Docs) that enables lightweight commenting / review / annotation of textual content by multiple users. I want something rather like Google ...
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How to make google drive to index on “tags” attributes set by OS?

After moving my photos from Windows 7 to Google Drive and trying to search by keyword it looks like "tags" attribute is not fully used. I was able to search on Windows 7 and get all files with ...
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How can I save indentation depth in Google Docs

Is possible to save the indent tags for bulleted lists? I don't want to have to constantly reset the borders for every new list I make. It's possible so save every other setting, so why not this?
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Google Docs: A Folder Shared with me exists, but doesnt appear under “Folders Shared With Me”

I have a fairly large collaborative google docs project (around ~1000 members). The files are organized into folders and the folders as a whole are shared with all the members. Up until recently all ...
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How can I open a PDF in Google Drive in the same way as a downloaded PDF?

If I download a PDF in Chrome (even from Drive), on any platform, and click on the downloaded-file-button down the bottom, the PDF opens in Chrome in a viewer that includes a table of contents browser,...
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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How can Google Drive search show the containing folder name?

Why doesn't Drive search show the containing folder name? All it does is give me a list of items matching the query and I have to go inside each item to see its current location. Is there a way ...
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Suspicious Gmail and Google Docs access

For some time now, I'm noticing that a few of my Google Docs get accessed, yet I'm not accessing them myself, and they're not shared. I made a point of watching one of these documents and not touching ...
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Download list of addresses with access to a particular Google Drive file

(This related thread did not answer my question: How can I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?.) My son's school counselor has shared my son's weekly report with a gazillion irrelevant ...
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How do I open a selected folder in Google Docs in the Mac Finder?

Often when I'm browsing my google docs in Chrome, I find that I want to open the same folder in the Mac OS X Finder so that I can edit one of the native documents. Right now I'm forced to open my root ...
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How can I find all my shared folders on Google Drive

Is it possible to list all folders that you have shared?
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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 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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Is there a script to stamp & password protect a PDF on Google Drive?

I have a few PDFs on a Google Drive, I would like to watermark/stamp & password protect (to disallow editing) before I share them. Is there a solution using Google App Scripts?
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Shared file on desktop mode edit in Google Drive

When you share a folder with others, Google says you can "add it to your personal files" so that it shows up on the desktop version of Google Drive. However, I have found that when this is done, ...
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How to convert PDF to google doc for several files, to save space

I'm trying to save space on my google drive. I noticed I have several PDFs stored, most of which are over 1MB. According to the website, Google Drive can convert PDF to google doc (which is nice as it ...
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Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
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Google drive deleting my gsheet files by itself

I have not opened or deleted any of my files on Google Drive, however from time to time I see a number of my gsheet files in my trash folder. When I click on the googledrive icon it shows files synced ...
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How to move docs using drag and drop from the search results in Google Drive?

Refer to this annotated screenshot and the explanation that follows: This is what I did and what I expect to see happen: Go into Google Drive, and in the search box, type in a few words to search ...
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How can I convert all URLs in a Google document into links?

When I type a URL (such as http://www.domain.com) into a Google Drive document, it will automatically be converted into a link that you can click. But when I copied the contents of a text file ...
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How can one serve a single google spreadsheet cell content to a web page?

I can embed a Google Docs/Spreadsheet's whole tab/table on a web page. Is there a simple way to publish the (unformated) content of a single cell?
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Why is there sometimes no “Move to trash”/“Move to bin”

I'm trying to clean up some old Google Sheets, but some of them don't have a "move to bin" menu option: Other spreadsheets do have it: What's the difference? How can I delete spreadsheets that ...
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Google Drive track furthest read page in a PDF, or have selectable text in uploaded Google Books?

Is there a way to automatically track the furtherest read page of a PDF in in Google Docs? I have some large text books and other technical reading I'm working through slowly. I've uploaded them to ...