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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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Importing responses into a Google Docs Form (spreadsheet)

I have some Google Docs Forms and I would like to import legacy survey data into the responses spreadsheet, so as to benefit from the data presentation features (having the combined data set) but I've ...
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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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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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Using different headers and footer in the same Google Document

I've got a Google Document and it has 1 header throughout. On a couple of the pages I want to use a different header and footer. For instance : pages 1-14 I want Header + Footer A pages 15-20 I ...
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How to batch copy folders+files from others' share to my Google Drive?

Someone shared a batch of folders and files to me. The total number and size is quite large and I want to avoid download all of them and upload back to my Google Drive. I have tried checking multiple ...
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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 view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Organizing photos and folders in Google Photos using Google Drive

I know this question has been asked before, but under a slightly different context. There have been a few technology changes since then, so I'm hoping there is now an answer to this question. ...
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How can I remove a subfolder from My Drive without removing it from my collaborators?

Somebody shared a folder with me. I moved it into "My Drive" to sync it (I should have copied, but I did not know at the time). Now I want to remove a subfolder of that folder from "My Drive". But ...
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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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How to make Google Sheet jump to today's row when opened?

I have a sheet that has many rows to put data. Since there are too many rows, I want to have the cursor jump to a particular row when the sheet is opened.
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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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Size and MD5 hash of files on Google Drive

According to the Google Drive SDK, the size and MD5 hash of files is available through the API. Each resource (file) has an md5Checksum and a fileSize: md5Checksum (string): An MD5 checksum for ...
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Is it possible to add a creative commons embed to a Google Doc?

I've written some basic training manuals using Google docs, and would like to release them under a creative commons license. I plan to use the Google drive "Publish" feature to release it to the web, ...
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How can I appear as an “anonymous animal” on Google Drive?

How do you change your title to an anonymous animal on shared Google Drive documents? I'm currently in a college class of about 150 and I'm the only person doesn't seem to know how to make ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...
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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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Is there a way to create a link to a particular position inside a Google Doc?

If I have shared a Google Doc with someone so we both can edit it, is there a way I can send that purpose a URL that, when clicked, takes that person to the Google Doc and scrolls down to a particular ...
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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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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 do you search Google Docs by date?

I often need to search for documents by date (created or last modified) in Google Docs. For example, forgetting where I put it (and the name/content), so needing to search all my Google Docs for files ...
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Always a blank line above where I insert a table?

In Google Docs, when I insert a table, there seem to be always a blank line above the table. See the screenshot below. How do I prevent that?
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How to create an em dash in Google Drive (Google Docs)?

In most word processing applications, entering 2 sequential dashes is enough to create an em dash. Not in Google Docs. It'd be nice if those two hyphens joined together — wouldn't it? (The ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

I created a doc that I want anyone with a link to see. Here are the settings I used: I gave that link to people on my site. For some reason, every week, I get emails from Google Docs saying that ...
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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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 to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive [closed]

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for backup/...
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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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Can you see who downloaded your music files in Google Drive?

I have some music promos I am sending to friends and other musicians. Is there a way to see who has downloaded my files? This will be good to know who has them and who was not interested.
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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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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: 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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Allow People to View/Edit Google Docs with a non-Google Account

Is there any way I can allow someone who does not have a Google Account to view/edit my Google Docs? Note that I am not saying I want to allow everyone to edit/view the documents. I want only to ...
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How to download a Google Document without the comments?

Comments in Google Docs are great. They are really helpful to work together with multiple people in the same document. But if I want to finally hand out the document we made, I don't want every one ...
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Resizing photos in Google+ to standard size

Can I resize my uploaded photos in Google+ to standard size? I'm about to run out of Google Drive space and the standard size would be enough, but I can't find an option to resize the pictures. It ...
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How can I obliterate the history of a Google Docs document?

I have a Google Docs document that I want to share, but I don't want to retain the revision history when I do so. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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Specify Exact Size in Google Docs

Is it possible to set an exact document size in Google Docs? I am specifically using Google Drawing. I cannot find any options or ways to do this.
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How do I stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs?

Is there any way to stop Google Docs from opening documents in new tabs? For example, when I use Google Docs, and when I click on a document, the UI always opens a new tab. It's really frustrating (I ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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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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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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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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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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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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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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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 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 ...