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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 to put an image as background in Google Docs

How do I put an image as my background in Google Docs?
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How do I change my display name on Google?

The name displayed on my Google account is someone else's so I need to change it, however I can't figure out how to do that. I deleted my Google+ account in the hopes that that would do it but it ...
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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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Does deleting a file from Incoming folder in Google Drive delete the original file?

I'm trying to clean my drive, and there are files that have been shared with me, that I don't want anymore. I select these files, then I remove them. But since they have been shared with me as ...
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List shared items on Google Drive [duplicate]

Is there a search command or a section where I can manage all my files and folders I shared? I know there is 'Shared with me' section but this only shows items from other people.
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Add link-shared spreadsheet to Google Drive

Suppose someone shares a document with me (and others) using the public link sharing feature of Google Drive. This link is set to allow edits from any user. Can I get it to show up in my drive, ...
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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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In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in?

In Google Drive, how do you find the folder a file is contained in? For example, say you search for a file named big_apple.jpg and find it. Is there a way to know which folder it is in, for example ...
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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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Create direct links to videos on Google Drive

How to create non-expiring direct links to video files on Google Drive that will download the file instead of opening them in the browse ?
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Change Google Apps account

I use Google Apps a long time. Recently I created a domain and set up the Google Apps, but he is no longer free. I found that in some ancient accounts, I have to add new e-mail accounts, including ...
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Freeze columns in Google Sheets for multiple users

Is there any way for multiple users working on a Google Docs spreadsheet to freeze columns and rows the same way filter view works?
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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How can I find a Google Document I edited yesterday?

A coworker gave me a link to a doc. I edited it. Now I can't find it in my "recent" list or in the "shared with me" list. The doc wasn't shared with me. It was a link to a doc that anyone could edit, ...
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Word document fails to convert to Google Doc

At work we use Google and store a lot of documents on the Drive. Up until now we've not had any issues with converting Word documents to Google Doc but recently all Word documents are being "mangled" ...
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Why won't my Google+ photos appear completely in Google Drive?

After enabling the new photos feature I waited a couple of days to let Google sync my 30K+ photos from Google+ to Google Drive. But now it's stuck for days without any indication of progress. How can ...
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Google Drive-like item selection in Gmail?

Google Drive has recently introduced explorer-like file selection: when you click on a file or directory it is selected (highlighted) and only if you double-click is the item opened. I would like to ...
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Can't filter a column to see all cells containing `@` in Google Spreadsheets

I'm trying to filter a column to show cells that contain @ (as in an email address) but when I put @ in the filter box it comes up with a blank. Any ideas? An example spreadsheet here. Here is ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in the one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I ...
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Does Cognito Forms support integration with Google Docs?

I just created my first form. Now the question is how do I make it available for my staff to use it? We are currently using Google Business apps and I would like to import it into Google Drive. The ...
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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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Auto-update Google Client Sheet when Master Sheet is update

I have a Google Spreadsheet (Master Sheet) which pulls in data from Gravity Forms entries via Zapier. Within this spreadsheet there are 5 different worksheets. The main worksheet which contains all ...
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“Google Photos” my drive and Google+ confusing

I see a new feature in Google drive which says Google photos. I now have a Google photos folder on my computer. Can I upload to this folder by transferring photos into my local file system and have ...
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How to plot a graph with random time intervals in Google Spread Sheets?

I want to create a line chart using a hours of the day on the Y axis. My data appears at random time intervals, eg: 9:00, 9:35, 10:35, 10:50, 11:30, Is there a way I can incorporate this into a ...
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Share a Google Drive folder with someone who doesn't have a Google account [duplicate]

I want to share editable folders for people without Google accounts, but when I share a link to the folder, the link takes them to a Google login. Is there some way around this?
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Google (Drive) Photos - remove non-auto awesome

So Google Drive is telling me I'm almost out of space for photos. I only use that storage so it can auto-awesome things. Is there a way to remove all photos not used for auto-awesome, to free up ...
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Leave the new Google Drive

Each time I log in to Google Drive, it loads the new Google Drive. I switch to the old version, and then the next time it loads the new Google Drive again. Is the anyway to leave the new Google Drive ...
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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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Attach Google Docs to a gmail message

I can only link and not attach Google Docs. So, if the recipient does not have Google Drive, I have to download a converted document and upload it again. This is very time consuming and inefficient. ...
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How can I make a file available for download via google drive to people via a simple link?

I'm trying to share a file for download via google drive. It appears that drive is detecting the filetype (it is a zipped archive) and making it quite difficult to do so. I have uploaded the file and ...
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive

I'd like to put the share link to a my files in spreadsheet to make it easier to to share. Is it possible to get the link to all files without going to each file individually?
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How do I toggle overtype mode on a Mac in Google Docs?

On a PC, I would use the Insert key. How do I achieve this on a Mac, which doesn't have that key?
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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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Can Google drive host a website from a folder in Google drive that is not shared as public?

Here is an example of a responsive site hosted on Google drive: https://googledrive.com/host/0Byl10FMs5_W5QVBuZWlMYTdoQjQ/index.html I however, am receiving a 404 error when I try to host my folder ...
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Google Docs - Default layout when I create a new document

I use Google Drive for work and work only. I have a very particular protocol for pages I print. This is along the lines of: Change the document to Verdana font face. Put placeholder text on the ...
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How to remotely upload files from Furk.net

For example, how do I transfer files directly from Furk.net to cloud storage sites like Oboom, Google Drive etc.? The link they provide is only suitable for direct download but during remote upload I ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...
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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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Google Sheets - Checking duplicates without direct access

I have set up a spreadsheet on Google Drive that multiple users can access and edit, but I also need users to be alerted when the data they enter already exists elsewhere (This could be another sheet, ...
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How can I, via google drive API, learn who made a change to a document?

The "show revision history" feature in google drive shows not just when a change happened, but who made the change. Is there a way to programmatically retrieve who the editor was? ...
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How do I delete many documents at once from Google docs?

This has been asked and answered before, but the answers are for the old interface (predating Google Drive), so I'm asking again. I have about a hundred docs in my Google Docs view, most of which are ...
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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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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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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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Google Drive apps that need no permissions to be granted

Can I see a list of Google Drive apps, that need no permissions to be granted? If not, then a list of apps not requiring the permissions that allow them to delete files, such as "View and manage the ...
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How to host my existing website with Google Drive

Google has given me 15GB of storage. So can I host my own website having my own domain? Also, can I install WordPress for my website if it can be hosted on Google Drive?
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Upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube?

I am struggling to find a way to upload/publish video from the new Google Drive to (Google's) YouTube. I am trying to avoid downloading the file to my local disk and uploading it again - it's already ...
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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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Sort Google Drive by date added [duplicate]

Is there a way to sort Google Drive (either iOS or web version) by date that a file was added? It drives me crazy that if I use Gmail to save an attachment to Drive, I can't locate that file ...