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What's the proper way to delete a shared Google Drive file?

(A similar question didn't help.) When I try to delete a shared file, I get a message saying that it is still accessible by collaborators. So what I've been doing instead is unsharing first, and ...
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How to save shared files by Google Drive links in my account

For example someone emails you a link to a shared PDF on Google Drive. Is there a way to add it in your Google Drive instead of downloading and uploading it manually? Also it would be great if the ...
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How do I transfer ownership without deleting files for everyone?

I shared a folder of pictures with someone. I set them as owner. I then deleted the folder. It was deleted for them as well. Google's Help docs claim that transferring ownership of files actually ...
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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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Google drive keeps deleted files/folders (as seen in webapp)

So. I've reorganized directory structure in gdrive folder. On local PC everything is good. But in web application, old directory structure remains with overlapped new directory structure (tho, files ...
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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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E-Mail from Google Spreadsheets: including image for signature takes out formatting of message

Following situation: Sending emails from google spreadsheets. I have a compiled text (with line breaks), which is stored in var message. I have been trying to include a picture for the signature. To ...
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“getAs()” error - send an Email with Attachment using GoogleAppScript [duplicate]

I am very new to GoogleAppsScript and struggling. Here is my problem: Trying to send multiple E-Mails via Spreadsheet. Want to attach a PDF to those mails. Getting the following error: TypeError: ...
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Specify image size?

I have a document that has two images in it to demonstrate what I am talking about in the document. Both images needed to be shrunk from their original size, I would like them to be the same size but ...
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In Google Sheets' filter views, can I filter columns non-cumulatively?

I have been putting together a spreadsheet in Google Sheets that includes various data/information relating to the hundreds of characters in a novel I am reading. Two of the columns relate to the ...
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How to share a Google Doc on Google Drive using an existing URL?

I have seen that for file types not native to Google Drive there is the option to "manage versions" so that if I have shared the URL for a specific file on my drive with everyone, I can upload a new ...
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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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IMPORTDATA Google Sheet CSV on Google Drive

So I'm starting to really get into utilizing Google Drive to streamline my many personal projects. One of the things I'd love to do is figure out how to download CSV files onto my Google Drive, and ...
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error making a copy of google app script

I'm trying to duplicate a Google app script file in Google drive that I own, but it gives me this error Limit Exceeded: Create. This is when I'm in the file and I use File --> Make a copy... When I ...
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Single-click to open an item in Google Drive

Is there any way to configure Google Drive so that a single-click opens an item, as it used to be the case and as it can be configured in any decent file browser?
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See all shared Google Drive items from a specific user

Is there any way to see all publicly shared Google Drive items/documents from a specific Google user?
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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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Selectively remove/disable syncing Google Drive documents on Chrome

I have installed the Google Docs app (extension) on Google Chrome (v43.0.2357.65 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) on Ubuntu Linux 14.04), and enabled offline sync on my Google Drive account. Offline ...
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Export Google Drive Including Shared Folders

I want to download all files from my Google Drive including folders and documents which were shared with me. The problem is, whenever I use google Takeout it skips the shared elements. Using the ...
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Delete a file locally, but have the backup remain on Google Drive

Is there a setting, or a third party application that will allow me to do this? My school gave me unlimited Google Drive storage, and I want to take advantage of it by backing up everything.
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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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Unable to search for files unless complete file name is entered [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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. 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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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 format....
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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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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 do I email collaborators on a folder or Word document in the New Google Drive?

Google's newest version of Drive doesn't allow anymore to "email collaborators" except on files that are part of the Google Apps suite. Here's a use-case: I have a Word document I share with my ...
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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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How to count all the files inside Google Drive root?

I know how to find the count of all files inside a folder in Google Drive. But I need to know the count of items that exist in the root of my Google Drive. How can I do that? I can't find an option, ...
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Google Drive: Hide files from Admin

Is it possible for a simple user/other Administrator in Google Drive to securely prevent access to a file from the/another Administrator? It seems like anything sensitive could be accessed by a Admin ...
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Possible to access email attachment from google drive?

In Gmail, I can attach a file from my google drive. On the reverse direction, in google drive, can I access the attached files of received emails in gmail? This is useful when I lose access to my ...
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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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Search Google Drive files directly from the Chrome search bar?

Is there a way (perhaps a Chrome extension) to show Google Drive search results in my Chrome autocomplete menu? For example in this image, if I had a Google Doc or Google Sheet called "orange juice" ...
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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 ...