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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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Requiring users to sign in to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requesting singning-in in order to make any edits? I think I've seen a doc shared this way, but I don't have such ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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How to save shared files shared by google drive links to your account

For example someone e-mails you a link to a shared PDF on google drive. Is there a way you can add it to your google drive, instead of downloading it and uploading it manually? Also it would be great ...
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Ignore certain file types in Google Drive

Is it possible to exclude certain types of files in a folder in Google Drive? E.g. say I wanted to upload everything, except all .txt files; like *.txt in a .gitignore file. Is there any way to do ...
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How to enable duplicating questions in Google form by the user who is filling it

I have a Google form with two parts. The first part is personal details (name, phone etc.). The second part is other information from the users. For my real needs, each part contains several ...
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As an Google App admin, can I track Google Takeout usage?

If my users are using Google Takeout, should I get an email alert with notification that xyz user has used Google Takeout and downloaded their data. I do not want to restrict, but just monitor, being ...
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Google Drive not allowing mass download?

When I tried to download 96 files out of my Google Drive, I got the message a system error occurred when exporting this document. This happens repeatedly in all browsers. I found a Google support ...
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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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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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How do I search old revisions of Google Docs?

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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How to open MS Office docs with Google Drive by default?

Is it possible to set up Google Drive to open my .docx, .pptx, etc., files by default like how it works with Google Docs files? I don't have MS Office installed so it's pretty annoying to have to ...
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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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Automatically (when created) import PDF from Google Drive into Google Sheet

I use the Google API to "save emails and attachments" so when I get an email message it saves a PDF file into Google Drive. I also use Cometdocs PDF Converter to convert the PDF file to a Google ...
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How to exclude Google Photos from Google Drive searches?

When I perform searches I frequently receive a lot of results of photos in my searches. I would like to exclude these from my searches, how can I do this? Is there a cheatsheet of sorts that show ...
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How can I sync Evernote with Google Docs (Google Drive)?

I prefer to create notes in Evernote, but people I work with like editing them in Google Docs (now called Google Drive). Is there a way to sync us up so we can each use our preferred app to edit the ...
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How to share only one tab in the new Google Spreadsheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet with two tabs. First one is a public one where I want to invite specific customers to edit it. Second one is just for my team and I would like it to be invisible to the ...
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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'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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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 can I change the default styles for Google Docs?

For a Document ( Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, familiy and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?
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Search Google Docs for files shared by a specific person

I'd like to use the Google Docs (or Google Drive) search box to find files shared with a co-worker. How can I do that?
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Is there a way to generate number of days in a month in Google Docs Spreadsheet?

The title kind of says it all but just to give you the use case, I have a spreadsheet where I track monthly ad revenue and want to end up with a daily revenue column. Here's a simplified example of ...
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How do I transpose data in a Google Spreadsheet and keep the formatting?

If we select a empty line and we type: =TRANSPOSE(A1:C27) We will invert everything from A1 to C27. However, formatting will be lost. Is there anyway to keep the format too?
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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 ...
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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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Mark headings or items as TODO in Google documents

Is it possible to somehow mark/flag/tag a heading in a Google document as a TODO? Furthermore, is it possible to aggregate the tagged todos from all the documents on the Google Drive?
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Are Google documents URLs permanent?

I like using Google documents but I want to be able to tag my documents properly (without using a hierarchy structure) My plan is to create the documents in Google docs and then link to them in ...
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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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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 to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my Google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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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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Is there any way of sharing ownership of a Google folder

I have a folder which contains documents that a fair number of people need to be able to edit. I'm the owner of the folder, and I have set it up so that only the owner can add people to the folder ...
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Google Docs use multiple accounts without signing out

I have 4 four Google accounts and in two of them I use docs regularly. But I can't switch accounts in Google Docs (in drive I can): as you can see all other accounts are disabled. On some pages it ...
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Force a public reader on Google Drive to click through a license agreement

Short of writing an entire web app, is there a way in Google Drive to present a custom license to the user (reader) and force a click-thru where Accept=access, and Not Accept= no access? I have data ...
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Is there a way to send a document to Google Docs instead of downloading it to your drive?

I want to send a document to Google Docs instead of downloading it to my PC and then uploading it to Google Docs. Is there an easy way to do it (I'm using Chrome)?
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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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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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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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Bulk copy files in google drive

My company would like to do employee checklists in google drive. However, each store must have a separate copy of the same checklist. Right now, I have to copy them, then rename it to the original ...
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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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Organising Google Drive storage for a family with multiple accounts [closed]

What are the best practises for organising Google Drive so that documents stored on there can be easily shared between myself and my wife? We both have Google accounts, and both use Google Drive ...
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Block quote and folding in Google Docs

Block Quote: In the old version of GoogleDocs there was an option to block quote paragraph, which would create a nice dotted box for the paragraph and make it like a section in a very big doc. Did ...
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How to view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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Transfer Google Drive site to Google Sites

Can I get my Google Drive site switched over to Google Sites with it being the same? Can I directly code in Google Sites? If so, how?
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Getting all files' file-id from a folder in Google Drive

I've a folder in my Google Drive and would like to get the file id of all the files against their file name in a spreadsheet. Currently I have to open all the files in the folder individually and ...
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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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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 files not showing in Gmail search results (Apps search feature dissapeared)

Some months ago i came here because I searched for something in Gmail I only got emails as the search results, my Google Drive files were not showing in the search results, I found out that the labs ...