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How to remove duplicate shortcut folders without erasing originals?

We are sharing a google drive folder in the office, somebody moved the primary folder and somehow became the owner of it and all it's contents. When transferring ownership of the folder and subfolders ...
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Always prompt for MFA token when viewing Google Drive document

I have some Google Docs that contain sensitive information. I have Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) turned on for my login. My MFA token is only validated every 30 days. For certain documents, I ...
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When downloading a zip of multiple files from Google Drive web page those ending in .anythingDoc are treated as if .doc files

I know that this is a download problem since I can download individual files and there is no problem. When I select multiple files the Convert and Download says As Is for Other file types and lists ...
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How do I parse an integer in a Google Spreadsheet?

What is the equivalent of parseInt() (JS) or intval() (PHP) in Google Spreadsheet? I want to compute the sum of the numbers in a row in a separate cell. So if I had "3 cups" and "5 cups" in a row, I ...
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How can I attach Google Drive files to non-GMail email?

I want my associates who use non-GMail email to be able to attach files to their emails, which I share with them on Google Drive. Can this be done?
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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How do I message Google Document collaborators?

When I'm collaborating with others on a single document I'd like to be able to send them messages as I would in a chat client but without switching between windows. I can't see a way to do this from ...
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Is there a safe way to download and open a public Google Drive link?

An unknown person, who seems (!) to be trustworthy, wrote me an e-mail with a link to a document on Google Drive. I'm not sure if it's malicious or not. Is there a safe and simple way (maybe a ...
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Can I prevent copying in Google Drive? [duplicate]

I need to share documents with a state agency, but want to protect the information from becoming public. Will Google Drive allow me to block the person with whom I am sharing the document from ...
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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Can you get hyperlinks to work in a published spreadsheet?

I created a Google spreadsheet, included a link within it (using the "hyperlink" function) and then published the file to the web. It turns out that when you access it from the web, links don't work. ...
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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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Joined a Google group now shared files appears to Google Drive?

I recently joined a Google Group and upon joining, several shared files started appearing in my Google Drive. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without leaving the group?
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How to get onto the offline app collections in Chrome Web Store

I have a Google Chrome Extension that works as an offline app with the ability to sync back to my servers when it comes online and it has Google Drive integration. After, a lot of searching I can't ...
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How can my students save their assignments to a folder shared with them in Google Drive?

In another drive system, I (teacher) created and shared assignment folders with my students. They would open the assignment, create and name their own document, complete assignment, and then save it ...
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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Why do my Google Drive folders have colors?

For a while I have been wondering what is the significance of grey color and green color in my Google Drive. Any idea?
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Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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The spellchecking window partially covers the slide in Google Drive Presentations

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide. This sometimes leads to situations when the word being corrected is occluded by the spellcheck window. The window is fixed and cannot be moved ...
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How can I link to a JavaScript file stored in Google Docs?

I have a javascript file on Google Docs that I want to include on a webpage. Is there a way to link to a raw file in Google Docs? All I get when I share a file is a garbled link to the Google Docs ...
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Transfer e-pub doc into Google Drive for edit

Can I transfer an e-pub doc (with references that you can click on) into Google Drive for highlighting and editing?
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identity on shared educational google doc

I see my name and picture by recent activity. But it wasn't me who had the recent activity. Is someone using my identity within a group on google docs?
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How can I delete a shared file from Google Drive

I have a shared file with someone and I don't want her to reach it anymore. She shared the file with me. Can I delete it permanently without the possibility that she will reach it again? Will she ...
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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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Google Drive notifications on edits

Is it possible to configure Google Drive to notify me by email to my Gmail account when someone else edits a shared document of which I'm owner? Note: I think I can be notified when someone else adds ...
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Move files from Microsoft 2008 file server to GDrive

I manage the It for small company around 30 employees and we have just recently moved from Exchange to Gmail apps. We have a file server (MS 2008) with around 150MB of files dating back to 6 years ...
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Create a checkbox-type function that works on the Android Drive app for Google Spreadsheet?

How can I create a checkbox-type function that works on the Android Google Drive app for a Google Spreadsheet? I want to make a to-do list (groceries, trip prep, etc.) that the user can check "done" ...
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Linking from one slide to another in Google Drive presentation

Recently I tried to make a Google presentation in Google Drive. I am trying to make a presentation which works like a internet site, with links that brings one from slide to slide My problem: If I ...
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Which items has my access been restricted to?

I recently saw this message in my Recent activity feed in Google Drive: [Name Redacted] restricted access to 3 items How do i find out which items I've lost access to? My drive has a large number ...
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Google Drive: Pasting Spreadsheet Into Doc Woe's

I'm trying to paste a few cells from my spreadsheet into my document. The problem is that the spreadsheet never fits correctly into the document, even though all the cells are smaller than the space ...
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Search for all documents with comments in Google Drive

Is is possible to search for all documents in your Google Drive that have comments in them - both resolved and open comments.
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How to enable Drive Service in Google Apps Script? [closed]

I am getting this error The feature you are attempting to use has been disabled by your domain administrator. When I try to use DriveApp in Google Apps Script. The domain administrator tried to ...
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How to check the file usage summary in Google Drive

After sharing the folder/file in Google Drive to some other mail address, how can I monitor the log activity, like when the respective user has accessed the file, what are the modifications done etc.? ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

I have a question regarding Google Docs and Google Apps Script. Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document ...
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Transfer Abobe file to Drive, open & edit

I received a compressed Adobe file via email. I unzipped using WinZip and uploaded the file to Google Drive. It is a docx file and shows in Drive as a Word file. Right clicking to open using Google ...
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Editing LibreOffice .odt in Google Docs?

Is there any way to edit an .odt file directly in Google Docs which was created with LibreOffice Writer and uploaded to Google Drive whilst preserving the ODT format and not converting it to Google ...
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What happens when you no longer pay for your Google storage?

Suppose you pay $5 every month for 100GB and you fill it with stuff. What happens if you don't pay after a while? Will Google hold your stuff hostage until you pay or will they erase it?
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Tagging a Google docs revision

Is it possible to "tag" a Google doc revision? Similar to tagging a revision in a source control system. I'd like to continue working on a document, however I'd like to log which revision of the ...
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Nested tables in Google Docs

Since there is no option to merge table cells in Google docs, creating a new table inside a cell could be a possible work around for this. When I insert a table inside a table cell, blank lines are ...
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google drive widget/gadget needed [closed]

Is there a widget that will allow me to display perhaps the 10 most recent updated/added files on Google Drive (preferably in a specific directory) on a website. It'd be a very useful addition to our ...
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Math cases on Google Drive

How can I write math equations with multiple cases on Google Drive. I can't get the code below to work. This is how I would create it in LaTeX. \begin{cases} 0 & n = 0\\ 1 ...
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Hotlink in Google Drive [duplicate]

How do I create a direct download link, i.e. hotlink, for any file in my Google Drive which is shared publicly? For example if I want someone to download a file placed on my Google Drive, I will just ...
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Google Doc shared with Google Apps account that doesn't have Docs

I have a personal Google account (example@gmail.com), as well as an institutional Google Apps account (example@example.com). However, the Google Apps account is set such that Google Docs is disabled ...
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Anonymous animals on privately shared file [duplicate]

My friend shared a file with me on Google Drive and I was reading it with her. Suddenly, an "Anonymous" animal in the upper right corner popped up. She hadn't shared it with anyone else and she didn't ...
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Script to automatically change text value

In GDocs under Tools > Preferences, I can define automatic corrections, so that if I type l*, it spells low, h* -> high, etc. In Google Spreadsheet there is nothing like that. Can I do that with ...
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How to apply formulas, validation to newly added row (using add more rows at the bottom not using insert)?

I have formulas and validation in columns D, E, L, M and N. I want these formulas and validation to be automatic whenever I add rows using the option "Add more rows at the bottom". Not using insert ...
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Is it possible to recursively share folders (with all their content) in Google Drive?

Say I have a folder on my Google Drive, which contains some files. If I share this folder with someone else (either as an editor or as a viewer), it will appear to them by default as an empty folder. ...
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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 to export all Google Docs in a folder in one single PDF?

I have a folder with hundreds of short Google docs (product descriptions). I am wondering if there is an easy way (like "push button") to export all these in a PDF that simply assemble all the PDF ...
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Do Google doc's presentations pass accessibility standards?

Haven't been able to find much information online. There is a page for docs accessibility standards but I don't see specific points mentioned. Do google doc's presentations meet accessibility ...