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How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive?

How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive? I see that I can change the width of the folder hierarchy by dragging the vertical divider in the left frame, but the file ...
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Can you link directly to a new copy of a Google Doc or Spreadsheet?

Is it possible to craft a URL (or bookmarklet) so that when clicked it opens a fresh "copy" of an existing Google doc or spreadsheet? Apparently it used to be possible by appending &newcopy=true ...
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Finding shared items in G Drive

In GDrive, how to find all item 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. Can I ...
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Auto-sorting on google drive spreadsheet with exclusion [on hold]

I found How can I make some data on a Google Spreadsheet auto-sorting? while looking for a way to auto-sort spreadsheets. This is 90% accurate to what I want. The last 10% is I would like to be able ...
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Is Google Apps for Work Unlimited, limited to 1 tb for 1 user?

Is Google Apps for Work Unlimited, limited to 1 tb for 1 user? I only have 1 user but I have more then 1 tb of data on drive. On Google Drive's website it says "*Accounts with fewer than 5 users get ...
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Why does offline Drive fail to enable for my account?

I'm not able to enable offline drive in either the new or old Drive interface. In the new interface, I select "Offline" > "Sync..." > "Done", and when I open the dialogue again, my settings have have ...
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Can I see how many times my Google doc has been viewed?

I've recently posted a Google document on a forum and I'd like to know how many people saw and when. I could see how people were opening and closing the doc live, with those user icons popping up next ...
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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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Google Docs freezing on share

For the last weeks I have not been able to share documents. The window freezes and I have to reload the URL to get it back to work, when the share window is gone again. Even switching off Adblock Plus ...
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My ...
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If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one?

If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to ...
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What is consuming my Google Drive space?

I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.
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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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Mac: No offline option in new google drive [migrated]

I currently have the new google drive and updated google chrome. I also have the google drive app on my desktop. When I follow the directions on Googles website I get stuck because there is no offline ...
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How do I navigate to my Google Drive for Work?

How do you intuitively navigate to your admin panel for your Google Drive for Work account? So far the only way I have found to do so is to google "Admin Console Google" and it brings up a support ...
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Google Drive with a .gitignore like option [migrated]

With git and hg, etc, you can define .gitignore file that will prevent certain folders/filetypes from being saved to the repo. Is there anything of that nature for Google Drive? In the preferences, ...
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Is there a way to automatically exclude folders when adding a Google Doc to a Trello card?

Recently, when attaching a Google Doc to a Trello Card, I get the list of all folders and files in my Google Docs. And it lists the Folders at the top. There are so many folders, in fact (maybe 40 ...
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How do I open the Google Drive folder of the file I am editing?

It used to be that if I clicked the white icon with the colored background in the top-left, it would take me to my folder on Google Drive. Now it takes me to these worthless links: ...
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Purchase a Google Drive plan for someone else?

My mom and sister are starting to use Google drive to upload their photos and other files, they are soon to be running out of space. On my personal account I have a 100GB plan purchased ($2/m) and I'd ...
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How can I update a file in Google drive which I have sent in an email?

I sent an email with link to a file in my google drive. I now update my file, but Google drive create another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

I'm using Google Drive with my organisation account (i.e. x@y.com not x@gmail.com). I'm trying to transfer all my files to my personal account (x@gmail.com). However, when I go to share everything and ...
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Prevent specific user content from being deleted in a multi-user drive folder

In my association we organize our development work in a Google Drive Folder owned by the "admin" account with inside a lot of sub-folders owned by different users. While the work is completed some ...
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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 Fill Out a Document in Google Docs

In a Google Document, how would I type "over" a line created by underscores or achieve a similar looking result? I would like to type my responses in the designated areas indicated by the underscores ...
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See last modification in Google Drive/Spreadsheets

In my Google Drive I see when a spreadsheet was modified: How to go about seeing what the modification was?
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Can I hide from “Shared with Me” the documents others users shared with me?

My problem is that I dont want have a "Shared with Me" folder cluttered with all the docs people shared with me. I prefer move those docs to specifics folders in my folder tree. I did that and all is ...
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

I left a project with a massive Google Drive shared folder. For a number of reasons, namely that I don't want all of those files indexed when I search my personal Drive files, I want to un-share the ...
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Benefits of using Google Drive client over manual package upload

I am using Google Drive for backup. I 7zip my work and upload to Drive via Web interface. I keep multiple 7zip files like DesktopApps.7z, WebApps.7z, Documents.7z, etc. What are the benefits of having ...
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How to edit existing .docx in Google Docs without losing columns

I have an existing .docx file in Google Drive that is formatted with columns (not a table with columns, but just multiple page columns). When I open it in a Google Docs editor, the columns disappear ...
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Menu option Insert -> Script… is missing in my Spreadsheet, how do I fix it? [duplicate]

I've 2 documents, in 1st one I was able to add 'Script...' (as suggested here) from the Insert menu, but on the 2nd one and all new which I'm creating I don't have this option present. Why this ...
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Google storage is out of space

I deleted all my photos from Google+ Photo, but it still don't show space is free. I also deleted all from my recycle bin in Google Drive, GMail and Photos recycle. How can I to fix this issue? May ...
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Avoid Download and Upload in Google Drive to Share when I am not owner

I have been shared a folder by my client and I am not the owner of the folder. I know that sharing this folder is not possible, however presently I am forced to download the folder and upload it ...
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Google Drive: download folder as zip

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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How to import a chart from Open Office to google doc

I made a chart in Open Office 4.0.0 and tried to copy and paste it into a document in Google Drive. It showed the loading sign but just loads a blank image. How can I copy and paste into the google ...
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Does GDrive search use Optical Character Recognition?

Evernote can find and identify text inside images that are uploaded. It even reads handwriting. Does GDrive do any of this? Note: I'm not asking about the GDrive OCR feature that converts images ...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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How can I sync new content in Google Drive folder, but keep existing content off disk?

I want to sync a folder in Google Drive to my system, but only the folder, so it becomes sort of a drag-drop to my Google Drive. I want the content to be removed from my local HD when the sync is ...
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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, ...
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Is there a way to have Google Docs overwrite the original document when it saves, rather than create a new one every time?

I just started using Google Docs yesterday and have discovered something quite frustrating. Anytime I go to make changes to an uploaded document, it saves the changes as a "new" document, it seems? ...
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Creating/Editing Existing Documents

A document was shared with me, enabling me to edit it. However, whenever I open it, it only lets me view it, and anytime I try to open the "Open with Google Docs" tab, it acts as if I never pressed ...
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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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Start new line automatically when otherwise content would overflow cell [duplicate]

I don't know when Google changed the version of Spreadsheets. Right now when the cell's text is longer than the cell width the display of this line is no longer what it used to be. I want the display ...
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Google Docs equation for adding rolling dates and two different column

I'm a pilot that sometimes flies a plane with a single engine and other times I fly a plane with more the one engine. What I would like to do is have an equation that will take these two columns and ...
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How to remotely delete data from a Google Drive folder kept in local system

Recently someone has stolen my laptop and I have some sensitive information laying in the Google Drive folder, which I am sure he/she will be able to access after opening my laptop, since it’s not ...
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How to effectively manage Google+ storage usage for images and videos?

Google Drive storage also includes Google Docs, Gmail, Picasa web images, and Google+ image backup. All of which have a total of 15 GB of storage. My storage shot up to 99% and I can't seem to reduce ...
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Saving Certain Columns in Google Spreadsheets

Good morning! I am trying to organize a Google-Spreadsheet to enable "territories" to be viewed in the Filter View. I would like the user to be able to edit the data, but I would like certain ...
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Create table of contents in Google Docs from only specific heading types

If I have a Google Docs document with various heading values, can I create table of contents from only specific heading values? The reason I'd like to do this is to create a to-do list that updates ...
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Google Docs links don't work when embedded in Google Site as iframe

I'm attempting to embed the "published to web" version of a Google doc as an iFrame inside a Google Sites page. My goal is for it to be "seamless" (i.e., the site's page viewer doesn't even know the ...
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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 ...