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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 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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How can I backup my Google Drive files using Time Machine?

I'd like to be able to do regular backups of my files in Google Drive. I just want to create a backup so that I can quickly restore in the event of a disaster. I don't believe that Google currently ...
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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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How do I create pull quotes in Google Docs?

Can I install an app to make pull quotes in Google Drive? Or can I somehow create them using clever tricks?
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How to migrate and forward entire free Google account to Google Apps?

I just upgraded the to Google Apps Unlimited from the free version of Gmail, the free version of Google Photos, and the free version of Google Drive. I'd like to transfer all my settings, photos, ...
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How do I go back after click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc?

After I click on an internal bookmark in a Google Doc, how do I get back to my previous position? The browser back button doesn't work for this.
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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. ...
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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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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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In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
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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 ...
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How can I quickly load Google documents?

I have some larger (~30-100 pages) Google documents that I access many times per day. Currently, the one that's about 100 pages long takes roughly 30 seconds to load, despite having very few images. ...
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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 to import somebody else document from GD to my Google Drive?

I have a link to somebody else GD document. I would like to copy/import it to my GD so for example, if that person deletes the file I would have a "local" copy. I can copy&paste entire document, ...
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Posting more than 2000 lines from IFTTT to a Google Spreadsheet

I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Drive spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with the title: Document Title (1) ...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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Google Docs: Textbox via Drawing blurry / Alternative element for absolute positioning?

I struggled with the textbox for a while now - maybe anyone here could help: I'd like to create an invoice in Docs. My information should be on the upper right corner - on every page. The header ...
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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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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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Add a link in Google Spreadsheet to a paragraph in Docs

How do I add a link in a Google Spreadsheet to a specific paragraph or header in a Google Doc?
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How to connect a Google Docs document to a Trello list?

Documents are kept on Google Docs but we would like to attach them to a list in Trello for reference or to work on the document. How does this work?
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How to calculate average screen reso. based on number of visitors using a spreadsheet?

I want to find out what the average screen resolution is for visitors to my website – or rather, what is the average width and the average height in pixels. To qualify what I mean by "average" – and ...
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What does the last part of a Google Drive read-only file URL mean?

I have a Google drive URL that is https://docs.google.com/file/d/0AwlAqojdgwiCNW5ZcnZYSXB0eW8/image?pagenumber=1&w=800 Can someone please explain what the part ...
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How to embed a Google Docs Video in my website

The UI does not have an "embed" button. I managed to make it work copying the HTML from the docs site (using Firebug and Developer Tools, because the html is injected via Javascript) But it seams ...
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Responses missing in Google Forms under the 'Checkbox - Other' question

I have a Google Form with a checkbox question and I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ticked 'Other'. But, I can't see what they have typed, even in the responses ...
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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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How to do a simple set operation in Google docs spreadsheet?

Suppose I have some names in cells B1:B3, and a full list of all the names in A1:A4, is it possible for me to generate a list of names in A1:A4 that don't appear in B1:B3? E.g. Cells A1:A4 have "A", ...
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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How can I give people view access to a Google Form so they can make a copy of it without editing the original?

My uncle works for a dog breeding company and asked me to create a survey for him with about 20 pages of questions. I finished the form using Google Forms and then he asked me to make a guide for ...
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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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Why can't I keep local Google docs to use offline when using syncing?

I want to sync most of my files. But there are some files that I don't want to sync up to the Google server. But I still want the ability to open them locally on my hard drive via the local Google ...
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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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Re-sizing my photos in Google Drive

I too have a problem with Google Drive storage in that all my photos have been automatically uploaded to Google Drive at full size taking up almost 100% of my 15GB storage quota. It is possible to ...
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How do I move a folder I created in my drive to ONLY a shared folder?

I have a large amount of folders that I created in My Drive, however these are also organized in another shared folder. I no longer need these folders in My Drive specifically as long as I can find ...
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Read a line from a text file at Google Drive

It is possible to upload a big text file with words into Google Drive and somehow read it line by line from a Linux command line? Perhaps with Python?
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How to lock a Google Document?

I would like to lock an important Document in Google Drive, so that modification I made in fly-by-mistakes don't get saved. I am the owner of the document. Is this possible? Or is there a feature ...
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How can I save links to Google Drive?

Is there a way to save and share webpage links? For example, http://www.example.com. How can I save that webpage link to a folder and be able to share that link with others?
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Subtract Data for Graph in Google Sheets

I'm pulling data into Google Sheets via the Google Analytics plugin, and the report runs automatically, replacing the data on a sheet called Website I then (on a different sheet) have various graphs ...
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Is it possible to create structured documents in Google Drive?

I have a bunch of small books in my Google Drive. I would like to use Google API to format all of them through code. For that purpose, I need the documents to be structured. The idea is very simple. I ...
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How to hide page number on first page?

I have setup a document with page numbers within the footnote. Now I want to hide the number for the first page as it is the document's cover sheet.
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Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
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Can Google Photos access photos that have been saved in Google Drive?

Is it possible to upload photos to Google Drive (not the /Google Photos folder) and still view them through Google Photos? I'm asking this because of the following: Usually I have two sources of ...
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Images downloaded from Google Drive lose their description

If you add descriptions to images in Google Drive and then download those images, the descriptions are not attached anywhere in the image properties/metadata. Is there a way prevent this or are the ...
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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (ie. all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive ?
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Google Drive only apps account prevents emptying the trash

Since I cannot restrict the "Empty Trash" option in Google Drive for my Google Apps users would creating one account that is only used to setup as shared folders in drive work? Can I then give all ...
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Finding shared items in Google Drive [duplicate]

In Google Drive, how do I find all items that I shared with anyone (not only one known particular person)? I have been sharing individual items to different people, and I now want to clean that up. ...