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Download one particular file from a large .zip file in Google Drive

Lets say I have a large .zip file in Google Drive with multiple images. Now I wish to download one particular file from this .zip file without downloading the entire .zip file. Is that possible? I ...
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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be "in"):...
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Gdoc: add image from drive with autoupdate

I have several images in a Google Drive folder. I have added them to a Google Document I'm working on (via Google Drive option). I often have to modify the images (keeping the same titles and path). ...
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How to view the full size and remove old Google Profile pictures

How do you actually view and delete profile pictures from a Google account? For example, in Google Drive, if I click on the picture of me in the top right cornor > click change > under your photos, ...
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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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How to merge/combine two Google Drive accounts?

I have an old and a new Google account to work on Drive. On my old Drive I have a lot of shared folders from customers. Now I don't want to ask all my customers to invite my new account to their ...
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Search for a value in all Google Spreadsheets at once

I have hundreds of spreadsheets in Google Drive and I am trying to find a value in one of the files. For example, I need to find all sheets that have a $1000 value, but I don't want to open each one ...
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How can I auto save Instagram images to Google Drive?

Before June 1st, I have an IFTTT recipe to achieve my goal. However, due to some changes, IFTTT delete my recipe. So my question is how to auto save one's instagram (like https://www.instagram.com/...
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Find all files that are shared in Google Drive [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to find all files in Google Drive that you have shared with anyone? What about if you want to find all files in Google Drive you have shared with a particular person?
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Creating a separate doc from comments in a Google Docs

I'm working on a document with multiple sections which is bound to have loads of comments from various people. I would like to dynamically aggregate all comments on a particular section below that ...
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Using Google Docs to work with Europass CV

Is there any trick to make Google Docs get the correct layout of a Europass CV? I keep trying and trying but I cant get that to work well, all my tried go into something like this: and then:
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How to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive?

Is is possible to annotate PDF files inside Google Drive? In the Google Drive PDF Viewer I could not find any annotating options. However, is there an extension that allows annotating PDF files? By ...
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Synchronize Android device with Google Photos, the other way around

I'm trying to migrate all of my photos from GPhotos to Flickr. To do this I need to have all of the photos back on the smartphone so I can use Auto Uploadr on the Flickr app to start uploading. ...
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Google Drive: can I open a document in read-only mode?

Can I open one of my docs/spreadsheets/etc in read-only mode? I would like to view it for reference without having to worry about it being modified.
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Is it possible to see the date/time for a Google Drive folder for the most recent add/modify/delete time/date of something within it?

Is it possible to see the date/time of the item that was most recently changed within a Google Drive folder, without having to find that item within the folder first? When browsing Google Drive in a ...
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Downloading pictures from Google Drive

How can I download some 20-above pictures sent through Google Drive? Everytime I click on the photo, it tells me to ask permission from the sender. I cannot do that for every picture.
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How to know when the contents of a PDF in Google Drive are indexed for searching

I wrote a nice routine that allows me to get file Ids of 200 PDF files (uploaded some minutes ago onto my Google Drive) and setValue of a Google Sheet with those Ids. In order to get the correct file ...
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How do I delete a file I own for just me?

On Google Drive, I own several big files that are in someone else's shared folder. I want the collaborators to still have the files but I want my storage space back. The options for each member of the ...
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Google Drive: Files were converted to Google Document type. How can I convert them back to their original type?

Some JPG files that are stored in my Google Drive account were converted to Google Documents (.gdoc). How can I convert them back to JPG? The same happened to some HTML files. I can see them online ...
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How to rename files uploaded to Google Drive automatically or force uploaded files to follow a naming convention?

I'm working at a small company who's file management is a mess. I'm setting up a Google drive file structure but I feel like employees might not be organised when it comes to file naming. Is there a ...
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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 to tell if/when you downloaded files from Dropbox or Google drive?

I am worried that, in general, there is another computer where I have not logged out of my Gmail or Dropbox. I make it a habit to log out of my email regularly, but I could always have forgotten ...
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Google Chrome doesn't print to Google Drive. In my Gloogle Cloud Print I don't have Google Drive

Instead of having "Save to Google Drive" like they say here: https://support.google.com/cloudprint/answer/2541913?hl=en&ref_topic=4456182 in my Chrome 48.0.2564.82 m (64-bit) there isn't this ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

I am getting unwanted spam in the "Shared with Me" section of my Google Drive. Is there any way to disconnect that portion of the Drive or block the spam?
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Make a copy of a Google Document with all the original comments

When you go to File > Make a copy in Google Drive it opens up a popup where you can rename the new copy. There is a piece of small print below that says comments will not be copied to the new ...
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Search for publicly shared files on Google Drive

Is there any feature in Google Drive to search for files and folders shared publicly by other users? I have uploaded some e-books online and I need to know how the public users can access them without ...
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Adding bibliographic references to a Google Docs document?

How can I add my bibliographic references to a Google Docs document? I've googled around for an answer and found WizCiteWeb from WizFolio, but they say it only works with the older version of Google ...
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Google Drive used storage is larger online than in my local folder, why?

I have Google Drive application keeping my local Google Drive folder always in sync with the cloud. I have recently received a warning of "few storage space", where it tells me I have 10GB plus ...
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Can I duplicate a folder in Google Drive?

I need to duplicate an entire folder on my Google Drive once a week. There are about 25 files in the folder. What is an easy way to do this?
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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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Sorting title with numbers in Google Drive

When I sort by title in Google Drive, I would like it to numerically go 1 → 2 → 3 … etc., but instead it goes 1 → 10 → 100 → 1000 → 1001 → 1002 … etc. Is there any way to get it to do the first ...
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Google drive shared with non Google account

I've had a Google drive file shared with a non Google email account (that I traditionally access via outlook). When I click the link, my browser (which is logged in to my google account) tells me ...
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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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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 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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Ignore certain file types in Google Drive

Is it possible to exclude certain types of files in a folder in Google Drive? E.g. say I wanted to upload everything, except all .txt files; like *.txt in a .gitignore file. Is there any way to do ...
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Specify a default document template in Google Docs

Is there any way in Google Docs to specify a default document template that all my new documents are based on? Like most of the metric world, I don't use the legal paper size. I also generally don't ...
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Multiple references to the same footnote in a Google doc

How do I add multiple references to the same footnote in Google Docs? When adding footnotes the usual way (selecting Insert > Footnote in the menu), a new footnote is created every time. But if I ...
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Advanced Google Drive search — locating the file

I have discovered that there is an app option that I can filter you out specific mime type files, like https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=app:"your app name". But what if I want only specific ...
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What's the easiest way to download all albums from Google Photos?

I have around 950 albums at Google Photos. I want to back them up now, but organised by albums, not by date. Whenever I create a backup from within Google Photos, the backup splits my photos by ...
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How can you merge two Google Documents?

I have several large (300k - 400k) documents in Google Docs. I would like to combine them into a single document. However, when I try Copy & Paste to do this, it takes ages (because the data is ...
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Why can't new group members see a folder that I have shared with the group?

I have a folder that I am sharing with a Google Apps group - marketing@acme.org When a new user joins the group, I add him in the Google Apps admin panel groups section, I then expect the user to ...
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Is there a way to work on a Google Drive doc offline?

I'm going to be in an area with shotty internet connection. I would like to be working on a Google Drive doc but know it usually doesn't let you edit if it's not connected to the internet. Is there a ...
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How to sort files in folder by date created?

Is there a way to sort files in a folder by the date of their creation? I'm trying to figure out in which order my documents were created.
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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How to prevent cut and paste data changing references in formulas?

Google Docs has a feature where if you have a reference to a data cell in a formula, and you cut the data from that cell and paste it in a new location, the reference in the formula is updated to ...
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How to format table of contents automatically in Google Docs

I know I can create table of contents (TOC) based on the Header titles in the body of the page. This is great as every time I add a new header, I just click on the refresh button on the TOC and the ...
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Block user from move or delete shared document on Google Apps

We use shared Google Apps documents at work and I have a user that continually deletes shared documents. This causes major headaches for users that are currently working on the same document. Is ...
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Swedish keyboard shortcut for Search field in Google Drive

The keyboard shortcut that takes you to the Search field on the Google Drive main view does not work on a Swedish keyboard. On an English keyboard the shortcut is / but pressing Shift+7 on a Swedish ...
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Collaborative list or document in Slack

My team is new to Slack. A common use case we are finding is "Let's make a list of X that we can all contribute to". Currently we share a Google Doc for every list/collaborative document, but this ...