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How does Google Drive handle a name conflict when you copy or move a file?

If I is the web interface in Google Docs to copy MyFile.txt into a G Folder that already has MyFile.txt what happens in these scenarios? The file contents are the same The file contents are ...
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Does Google Drive upload the entire file or only the delta for a minor change?

I have a big PDF file (about 50 MB) on my PC which is associated with Google Drive. If i make some changes to the file by adding some highlighting and notes, does Google Drive upload the entire 50 MB ...
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How can I compare my local folder to the Google Drive Copy?

I'm having wierd stuff happen where my local copy of my Google Drive folders seems out of sync (despite Gdrive saying it's sync'd) for example, the folder names are different. And changing one doesn't ...
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Google Drive direct download for big files

I am trying In Google Drive, how can you link directly to "Download" a zip file and not view the contents? but it does not work. I am not sure on how to repeat the question. It downloads a ...
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Is there a way to save and open “workspaces” in Google Drive?

When I'm about to work on Project Foo, I want to open all documents and spreadsheets related to Project Foo with one click of a link. Is it possible to set up such a link? (Does Google Drive have a ...
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Stop content from making cell two lines

In Excel if you have a long piece of text like a URL in a cell you can stop the cell from becoming a double-line cell and messing up the rest of your layout. It does this by just clipping the info ...
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Changing ownership of Google Documents

The rules around transferring ownership of a Google Document to another user appear to have recently changed, so I'd like some clear answers around what is and isn't possible. My testing indicates ...
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private templates in google drive

In google drive you can right click on a document and hit "submit to template gallery" when you go through to there you can submit your template, but that makes it public on the web so any one can ...
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Merging document from other account to my google drive

I want to add a document to my google drive(from some other person) that won't be edited by me. I always want to have the latest revision of that document on my drive. Since its a big technical ...
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Share individual copies of a Google spreadsheet

I created a Google Spreadsheet file which I want to share with my coworkers so each one has his own copy. So far the only way I found is to share the file, however these doesn't work for me because ...
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Google Docs: table of contents & exporting as PDF

I have a google document in which I used the built-in "generate table of contents" function to add a table of contents. It works perfectly in the browser/online. But my problem came after I exported ...
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Reference data from another 'spreadsheet' in google docs / drive [duplicate]

Is there a way i can reference data from another google spreadsheet in google docs / drive ? ie. spreadsheet-A, sheet 1, column A is a dynamic reference of spreadsheet-B, sheet 1, column E Im not ...
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Editing Microsoft Word Documents in Google Drive

So, I installed "Google Drive for PC" and created an MS Word Doc in the drive folder. I understand that I can edit this word doc from any PC where I have set up and synced my docs using "Google Drive ...
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How can I recursively set ownership of Google Drive files and folders?

We recently moved from Dropbox to Google Drive for our whole company and I used one user account to move everything into Google Drive. Now most/all of the file/folders are owned by one account. The ...
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Google Drive Public Folder Dropbox

Is it possible within a Google Drive domain to have a shared folder with read/write permissions but not delete permissions that would copy a file that is "shared" with that folder instead of it being ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email) ...
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Google Cloud Connect offline setup not working

I have found this offline setup for Google Cloud Connect (Google Drive's app), but it doesn't install the plugin actually to the Microsoft Office. Or am I missing to activate something, after ...
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Downloadable Setups for Google Drive Applications

Is there a page from where to download various Google Drive application setups? I noticed various Google Drive apps allow online installations only. But the problem is at my workplace, there is a ...
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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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Can’t see background in Google Drive presentation viewer

I uploaded a PowerPoint presentation to Google Drive, but the Drive viewer does not show my background picture. How can I fix it?
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How to download all revisions of my files on Google Drive?

I have > 50 revisions of some files on my Google Drive, and now I want to download all of them onto my computer. Going through them one by one is very painful; how can I download all of them at once? ...
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Some Google Drive Docs have error “This error has been reported to Google…”

For a few months, when I load some of my Google Drive wordprocessing docs, I get the Jacascript popup error in Chrome (latest version): This error has been reported to Google and we'll look into ...
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How to protect table cells in Google Spreadsheets from myself (accidental edits)?

As in Microsoft Excel, I want to protect certain cells in Google Spreadsheet. This is possible, but asides from the fact that it is quite confusing to me, it doesn't seem possible to protect cells ...
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Google spreadsheet revision history — too much detail

For word processing, Google Docs revision history is great. However, for some of my spreadsheets, something isn't working right: Revisions are not grouped together, multiple for each minute. "Show ...
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Can I post a file directly to Google Drive through email?

Is there a way to send files directly to Google drive from Gmail?
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How to find out the total number of documents available in my drive

How to find out the total number of documents exposed via Google Docs.
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How do I disable Google Spreadsheet comment notifications?

I've got a shared document with a co-worker and they're adding comments. The system keeps sending me emails with every comment she adds and it's rather tiresome. Google Support says there should be a ...
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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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How to disable highlighting commented text in Google Docs?

Any time you add a comment in Google Docs (Google Drive), the text selected becomes highlighted: If you don't select any text, you either will not be able to leave a comment or the nearest word ...
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Is there a link to launch Google Scratchpad instead of pop-up?

I installed Google's Scratchpad extension in Chrome. I'm wondering if there is a way to launch it within the main window. I hate the way it opens as a popup.
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What is the better way to collect ordinal data for top three activities from a list

What might be the preferred way to post a list of 24 activities and then ask visitors to choose their 1st, 2nd & 3rd favorites? They were to provide a response: Why are you choosing this? What is ...
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How can I prevent users from downloading documents created in Google Drive?

I know I have the ability to prevent viewers from downloading documents which are not native to Google Drive (http://chromebytes.com/1717/prevent-viewers-from-downloading-google-docs-files) however ...
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Opening .XLXS file in Google Docs

I can't seem to figure it out. I thought Google Docs supported all the doc file extensions... Was I wrong? In any case, how can I convert it to an extension Google Docs support? Without downloading ...
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It is possible to hide or disable chat on Google Drive for all the users that are sharing the document?

I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I ...
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How to download a Google Document without the comments?

Comments in Google Docs are great. They are really helpful to work together with multiple people in the same document. But if I want to finally hand out the document we made, I don't want every one ...
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Apply conditional formatting rules to Google spreadsheet column past set limit (10)

Limit to conditional formatting appears to be 10 per column. Any work around except creating another column next to it for those additional rules or functions, then copy/paste data from one column to ...
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Facility for Commenting / Reviewing / Annotation text like Google Docs or Kindle Annotations

I am looking for a program (preferably a web app like Google Docs) that enables lightweight commenting / review / annotation of textual content by multiple users. I want something rather like Google ...
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Finding files not created by Google Drive

Is there a way to find in Google Drive all document types, i.e. documents that are not of the type Google Document, Google Form, Google Spreadsheet & Google Draw, that were not created by Google ...
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update a zip file in Google drive

I have uploaded a zip archive in Google drive. Can I add another file inside this zip archive in Google drive without uploading a new version of the zip archive? I have shared the first zip archive ...
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Find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner?

How can I find all files in Google Drive where a user besides myself is an owner? I'm an owner on all documents that I create, and whenever I share with someone, I usually give them at most "editor" ...
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What determines whether or not a PDF may be previewed in Google Docs?

I have multiple PDFs stored in Google Docs, some quite lengthy (over 1k pages). Some of them allow preview, others do not. What are the requirements for preview? Must the PDF be created by a certain ...
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Can I have private files in public folders?

Google allows me to make the file private but I am not sure that making it private has effect.
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How can I recover deleted files that have been shared with me?

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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Google drive: how to recover shared with me files? [duplicate]

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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Error 404 When Printing With Google Docs

I use Google Docs (Drive) to share PDFs with my customers. For each PDF, I've selected "prevent users from downloading" for IP reasons. When users try to print the document they get an error 404 ...
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How to read epubs stored in Google drive on mobile phone?

Is there an ereader application that enables me to read my ebooks (in epub format) directly from my Google drive ?
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How can I automatically move photos from Google Plus to Google Drive?

If I take a picture with my Samsung phone, the picture is automatically stored in Google Plus. Is it possible to move the photo to Google Drive automatically?
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Google Docs Viewer Not Working For Images

I am using Google docs viewer to display files online in my web application. I have problem with images and some other extensions. According to Google, I can open images with viewer. However, it fails ...
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How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users

How to enable Google Drive access for selective set of users, so that they can use the Drive software on their machines to organize data. Rest of the users should just have web access alone.
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Google drive not allowing mass download?

When I tried to download 96 files out of my google drive, I got the message a system error occurred when exporting this document. This happens repeatedly in all browsers. I found a google support ...