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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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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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Google+ photos to edit (possibly through Google Drive)

I do not understand why pictures that I do not want to edit are editable in Google+ whereas those which I do want to edit are not editable. I do not see Edit button for them. I hear that Google ...
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Why Is Google Drive convinced that I'm offline?

Okay, this is messed up. I opened up my budgets spreadsheet as I do every week, and realized that I could only edit 1-2 cells before everything would freeze up. Inspecting the UI, I found a tiny ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Beginner-friendly method to capture short audio recordings and have folks upload them? [on hold]

You are going to tell a bunch of not-too-technical folks to record an interview on their phones and upload it to someplace where you will listen, edit, and post some of them to a site you manage. ...
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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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How to track viewership in Google Docs?

Using Google Docs, how can I track how many views my shared documents receive ? Say, I share it with 5 collaborators, how do I know if the document has really been viewed, if so how many times ? ...
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I can't see revision history of my survey present on Google Drive

I cannot see the revision history. It simply is not there when I click on File. I definitely am the owner, I have checked multiple times under add collaborators, and I am using chrome. What should I ...
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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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Save web form as google doc [closed]

Is there any Chrome extensions or Firefox plugins that would enable me to save my form data on some webpage to a google doc or sheet that gets saved to my Google Drive?
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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 do I email collaborators on a folder or Word document in the New Google Drive?

Google's newest version of Drive doesn't allow you anymore to do "email collaborators". Here's a use-case: I have a Word document I share with my colleagues in a Google Drive folder One of us ...
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Duplicates files in Google Drive

I recently put all my files in Google Drive on my desktop and my laptop. When I started syncing files, i found out there was twice as much data as it was before only to see all folders being ...
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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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How can you restrict a user from deleting Google Drive documents they are shared on?

What is the best way to allow a Google Drive user to edit documents but not delete them? Our organization has many files and would like to protect some less tech savvy users from disrupting numerous ...
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How do I prevent Google from killing access to sister/brother sites?

My free portfolio on google.com allows me partial functionality on some accounts. For instance It allows me to use the googlemail account almost without hitch (at times hangout will simply keep ...
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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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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 to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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How do I print a Google Form or convert it to PDF?

I've made the perfect Google Form, but I want a paper version. I need to print a bunch of copies and have people at an event fill them out on paper. Unfortunately, when I try to simply print the ...
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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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Why can I not see revision history of shared Google Docs documents?

My friend shared a document with me on Google Docs. The document was then edited, and is now at revision 2. How do I view revision 1? For some reason I cannot click "see revision history". Are ...
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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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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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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 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 ...
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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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Hosting Tiddlywiki on Google Drive

I have a gaming group and we share a number of documents via Google Drive. I'm now looking at putting together a Tiddlywiki (or some other stand-alone wiki-like package) to keep track of all of the ...