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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 but would like to convert their type in order to be able to open them using an Image Viewer.

  • Google Drive is a storage. That might have something to do with it. You can save a document to google drive; store it there. But to store a Google Doc in Google Drive is asking software to do something it's not handled to do I think. Google Docs for "documents" made in Google Doc. Google Drive for saving files that you've created on your PC, like a .txt file or a .doc file, or something you downloaded and storing them there. – ejbytes Jun 11 '16 at 1:40
  • Thanks for answering. My goal is to simply convert those .gdoc files to their original type (JPG). I would like to know how I can do it. – pablofiumara Jun 11 '16 at 23:15
  • Looks like you are in luck: Here is the reverse instructions. But if you do the revers it will reverse your situation. productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/bqMt1tsqpR8 But possibly if you've done that by accident, it might be irreversible on the website itself and you'd have to find a softare. – ejbytes Jun 12 '16 at 0:10
  • Thanks but unfortunately that did not work. – pablofiumara Jun 12 '16 at 3:22
  • It's never happened to me, but I remember my mom sent me pictures in a Word file. Weird I know. But I was able to get those images out of the "wrapper". Maybe if you think of it as a wrapper? Maybe you can download it from your own drive and save-as another format? I'm just trouble shooting aloud. But maybe that can help you figure it out. – ejbytes Jun 12 '16 at 8:04
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It's never happened to me, but I remember my mom sent me pictures in a Word file. Weird I know. But I was able to get those images out of the "wrapper". Maybe if you think of it as a wrapper? Maybe you can download it from your own drive and save-as another format? I'm just trouble shooting aloud. But maybe that can help you figure it out.

Wrapper: openthefile.net/extension/gdoc

Is it my understanding that a .gdoc is just a wrapper, a storage extension but not the actual document itself. I think .gdoc is just a reference, not an actual DOC as you might think. So in that reasoning all files are gDoc's on Google Drive, but really they are exactly what you uploaded them as. I think if you download the file it will still be a JPEG. Let me know what the file becomes when you DOWNLOAD your file back to your desktop computer.

OP Solved own problem as a result using reasoning:

  1. zamzar.com/convert/docx-to-jpg and
  2. convertio.co/docx-jpg to convert them

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