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The simplest solution I can think of is to set both of their Share settings to "View" or "Comment". This will prevent either from editing the document. But my guess is that you are looking for something more like the restricting of "adding" or "removing" by a valid editor. This is also changeable in the "Share Setting" but affects all those the document is ...
If you're asking how to have a folder synchronized without having the location of the folder within your Google Drive folder, you can do so with Symlinks. The program mentioned in that article, Link Shell Extension, is a great way to do this if you're either uncomfortable with the command line, or if you're doing most of your folder operations in explorer.
I dont think this is possibly in Dropbox although it is on the wishlist for Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/14/analytics-statistics-for-public-files) So yes you would need another service for this goal. There are thousands of different possibilities. Just a cheap one: install WordPress and install one of the "download" plugins: that will give you ...
Most users will need a Google account (not Gmail), to access drive files. The files must be shared explicitly with them, or shared public. Then the file’s (or folder’s) URL can be posted to a message in Facebook. I've run into problems when users didn't have Google accounts. I've never tried sharing directly to Facebook, just posted a properly shared Drive ...
No. You can invite your friends, but they have to make a separate account for each email they own. This also means that unless your university mates are not clever, they would already have upgraded their own dropbox by inviting their own 2nd email address, and you're out of people to invite.
The solution you describe is the best solution. I personally have "firstname.lastname@example.org" as my top level in my different Google Apps accounts, and I bookmark that page (where I have browsed into that folder) in my toolbar. This seems to be the best solution for me, and at a glance it is very obvious which folder I want in my other drives. On a day to day ...
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