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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.


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I found out that you can do this with Google Docs, using File → Publish to the Web.


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The information that you are giving us is the link to the folder - not the link to the individual files within that folder. That is why "anyone with the link" can get to the folder, but cannot get to items witin it, ie because they do not have the links to the items in the folder. Arguably this is a silly distinction: if you want "anyone with the link" to ...


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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 ...


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The best one would be Google Drive. It Has all features you have specified.


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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.


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The solution you describe is the best solution. I personally have "email@address.com" 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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