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Deleted over 60k emails on Gmail, space usage still the same

I had 22GB of emails usage in Google. Then I went and deleted all emails bigger than 5M, then all with PPT or PPTX files. Then all from forums, promotions, updates and social. All in all over 60k ...
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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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Copy my Google Drive PC Folders without synchronising on the web

We are working with around 40 people on one of my Google Drive Folders, with all kind of subfolders, around 1 GB total and different share authorisations. We got the problem that sometimes the ...
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How do I download all Google Docs in a folder as PDF?

I have a Google Drive filled with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. The new Google Drive interface no longer supports choosing the file format for bulk downloads, and just gives me a bunch of useless ...
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Edit multiple form responses inside a Google form

I am looking an editing form responses on Google Forms. So basically, I was thinking to create a simple form for the fields I need and having a drop down on the top to edit form responses immediately,...
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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 [duplicate]

I just logged-in to my Gmail and I saw following message: 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. ...
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Removing certain files from Drive folder based on name

I have about 600 photos in a shared Drive folder. However, my camera uploaded both the ".RW2" files and the ".JPG" files, so I have a double of each photo. I want to delete all of the .RW2 files in ...
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Insert image from Google Drive into Google Sheets

How do I insert/link to images existing in a folder in Google Drive into a Google Sheets spreadsheet? There is the image() function, I imagine using it something like this: image("googledrive://...
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Google Drive: Do editors, viewers receive a notification when authority removed?

I'm going in and tidying up some permissions on google docs that I've created, mainly removing editors and viewers before archiving some documents. Do the readers and viewers I remove received a ...
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Uploading a Google Doc to Google Drive makes file unreadable on Drive website

I have files in my computer (Mac OSX 10.10) that were originally created on Google Drive. For example, testing123.gdoc. The file is in my computer because I had it synced with Google Drive via the ...
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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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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results (Apps search feature disappeared)

Some months ago I came here because when I searched for something in Gmail I only got email messages as the search results; my Google Drive files were not showing in the search results. I found out ...
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Copy all files from one Google Apps account to another account in the same domain

I'm a superadministrator of Google Apps for Education. How do I copy all files from one user account to another without deleting the files from the first account? I know there's a "transfer files" ...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

My school gives us Google Drive accounts to do all of our school work in, and teachers frequently "share" files with us through Drive. However, I don't like having two separate accounts — one for ...
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I have many large folders of photos on Google Drive. How can I move them into Google Photos?

I've been backing up old photos to Google Drive for a couple of years, and I only just recently found out how amazing Google Photos is (automatically organizes photos, builds albums and animations, ...
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Craft URL to create Google Doc in specific folder?

After searching, the closest information I've found is this question. However, that answer covers just creating a Google Drive file, period. I would like to find out how to make that file get created ...
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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?