Questions tagged [file-sharing]

Distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images, and video), documents, or electronic books.

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Everytime I select "Add file" in Google Forms the button used to upload doesn't appear

I have a problem. For us to be able to get our school ID, our school has a requirement that we fill out a Google document online. One of the form's requirements was to upload a photo from our Device. ...
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Making duplicate of folders/subfolders with their contents in Google Drive

Good day everyone ! If this question is not related here, please excuse me and let me know from where I can get an answer. In the Google Drive, I want to copy a folder including it's subfolders (with ...
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How can I see how much storage I use on Slack as a regular user?

https://slack.com/help/articles/360035940353-File-storage-in-Slack indicates the file storage quota on Slack for each plan: Plan File storage Free plan 5GB total for the entire workspace Pro plan ...
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How to use relative file paths in Excel files hosted on OneDrive?

I created an Excel file that contains a column whose cells are links to HTML files in a subdirectory of the directory in which the Excel file resides. The links use a relative path structure, ie ...
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Why am I receiving access requests on my "Public on the web" Google drive folder?

I've linked a variety of Google Drive folders containing public documents to my organization's website for ease of updating. These are all set to "Public on the web" as seen here: So clearly not ...
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How to make only one or a few cells publicly editable in Google Sheets?

I want to publish a tool using Google Sheets that should be as easy to use as possible, so I would not like the user to have to create a copy (requiring a Google account), then editing cells in that, ...
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How to copy Google Drive file to another Google Drive from a Google Drive link?

I have a Google Drive link from account A and I want to copy that link along with the file to Google Drive account B. How do I do that the quickest?
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When I move a file into an inner folder of a shared folder, does anyone lose access?

Let's say I have a shared folder called "Big Folder" and there is a file called "Hello" in "Big Folder". I create a new folder, called "Small Folder" inside "Big Folder". When I move "Hello" into "...
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Sharing Google Drive file using groups

I am using G Suite and I had a plan to organize all my employees into groups. Rather than sharing files individually with everyone, I want to share it with a group, so that all the employees present ...
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Share Google Drive document with a password

If I need to share a Google document with someone who doesn't haven't a Google account (yes there are still people who don't apparently) is it possible to share it via anyone with the link can view / ...
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List of Dropbox Created File Names

I am looking for a list documenting the known file naming styles that are created by Dropbox. Two that I know of are *(conflicted copy)* *(restored)* which are created when there are multiple ...
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What's the best way to take ownership of a personal non-GSuite Google Drive folder?

When an assistant creates a new subfolder in a shared folder, it is owned by that assistant. If the assistant leaves, unshares, and deletes files, I would be out of luck. Also, if a different ...
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Cannot share folders on G Suite Google Drive

I just signed up for Google G Suite and created a company shared folder as instructed by the G Suite Learning Center. However for some reason I cannot share the folders with anyone as shown here: I'm ...
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URL for restricted sharing in Google Drive

When I click Get a shareable link for a file or folder in Google Drive, it automatically switches the privacy settings to Anyone with a link can view. Is there a way to obtain a URL link to the file ...
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How can I recursively remove sharing for a user in Google Drive?

How do I recursively remove permissions for a user in Google Drive? I don't have an apps administrator. I can find all the files shared with the person with to:email@example.com. I can't edit each ...
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Who has accessed a GDrive folder via link share?

I share a folder in Google Drive via a link share. (the link is sent via e-mail) Can I see a list of when the folder was accessed via this link? Like a list with access times and maybe the IP ...
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Can other Gmail users access my Google Drive files?

I have many files sitting in my Google Drive account. My account is probably set to whatever the default settings are. I am the only individual with access to my Gmail password. Can other ...
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Downloadable zip file in Blogger?

I am considering creating a blog in Blogger. I would like the blog to include a link to a zip file which would contain source code. Two questions: According to Sharing Files on Blogger, it was not ...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

My school gives us Google Drive accounts to do all of our school work in, and teachers frequently "share" files with us through Drive. However, I don't like having two separate accounts — one for ...
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What's an efficient way to delete shared Google Drive files?

(A similar question didn't help.) When I try to delete a shared file, I get a message saying that it is still accessible by collaborators. So what I've been doing instead is unsharing first, and ...
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How can I tell if I shared a Google document with someone?

I was supposed to share a Google doc assignment with my teacher and I wrote her email address in, but I can't tell whether she can see it. I don't really want to get a missing assignment, is there a ...
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Export Google Drive Including Shared Folders

I want to download all files from my Google Drive including folders and documents which were shared with me. The problem is, whenever I use google Takeout it skips the shared elements. Using the ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

I am running a few file folders for a project in Google Drive. Quite often, collaborators upload or update files in one of the folders. Is there a way to see the latest changes to the drive, so I can ...
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Dropbox File Sharing Issues

I am using a shared folder in dropbox. I need to know who adds which file to the dropbox folder. Is there a way to find this out?
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When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used?

When a transfer is on-going on https://send-anywhere.com/ is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used to initiate the transfer from the downloader side?
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Dropbox: shared wedding photos & someone elses photos

A photographer shared all the photos of wedding with daughter, who shared them with me. It appears that he also shared several other events, which I would like to remove and I don't/shouldn't want ...
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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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Is there a way to display Excel results online using Google Docs?

I have an Excel table that I'd like to be able to link to in a Facebook post. It doesn't have to be the Excel file itself, it could be any kind of table as long as it has the necessary values, and a ...
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How to share a OneDrive document as public and allow commenting?

I want to share my Word document which I uploaded on OneDrive (Windows 8.1) so that everyone can search online for it and view it. I also want to allow to everyone leaving comments but not editing the ...
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How to delete a file in dl.free.fr?

By accident, I have uploaded a file on the public file sharing service dl.free.fr through Cairo-Dock's DND2Share applet (drag and drop to share) and I would like to remove it. It seems dl.free.fr's ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Is it possible to set up one Google Account so that it automatically re-shares anything shared with it to another account? I tried doing it with IFTTT, but the Google Drive Channel has no Triggers, ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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Share editing on documents and folders on Onedrive

With Dropbox when I add a new document (.txt, .docx etc) to that folder, those documents will be synced to other participants in that shared folder. Whenever that other participant changes that ...
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Adding pictures to a shared Dropbox folder

Someone sent me a link to a shared folder to add some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. I've never used Dropbox before and no matter how much I google I can only find information on how to ...
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

I just finished my enquiry to college in Google Drive and now I can't send it via Facebook. I click "share" and then "Facebook" and it opens a window in it. I select my friends from Facebook and ...
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Sharing Dropbox Folders with Secondary Email adresses

I want to share a dropbox folder with a bunch of people at my university. I only have their university email adresses. I suspect most of them already have a private dropbox account associated with ...
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Google Drive: share a folder which is not in the root

Is there a way for sharing a folder on Google Drive without having it in the root of Google Drive? If not possible: Do you know a sharing system with a decent free size, that allows this option? The ...
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Alice hates Bob in Google drive

I want to share theMasterPlan.txt with Bob and Alice in Google drive. The problem is that Alice and Bob hate each other. If Bob comes first, he can edit the share list, and block out Alice (or vice-...
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How can I share an entire Google Drive account's contents as a folder in another account's Drive?

I have multiple Google Accounts: one personal, one for a business I run, another at a non-profit I work at. Since I can only sign into Drive as one user for the purposes of the desktop syncing app (on ...
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is it possible to have reports about downloads by dropbox?

i upload my learning packages on Dropbox. and put their links on my shop ... 10 people simultaneously download files easy and with no problem i want to have automatic reports send me as attachment ...
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How can I recover deleted files that have been shared with me?

I accidently deleted files from a folder that is shared with me. I can't find these files in the Trash. Is there a way to recover them?
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Does iLivid actually host files? [closed]

Accessing a number of file sharing websites in the past week led me ending up on ilivid (specifically, http://lp.ilivid.com/... ), which prompted me an executable payload, instead of the file I'm ...
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What's Wuala's policy on hotlinking? [closed]

Does Wuala allow me to link to my file from my website? If so, are there any limits on the bandwidth? Example: http://wuala.com/John/Wuala%20Pressmaterial/Logos/EPS/ (directory listing) Direct ...
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Activist shared printing material gallery

What would you say would be the best way to do this: We would like to create a section on our activist community FB page and website in order to share with everyone images and files ready for ...
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How to share large files between users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best site for sharing large files among a specific group of people? I want to be able to share files between a small group of people. Each has about 100 files that ...
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Which file-sharing websites provide direct links to uploaded files? [closed]

I wonder if there are some websites that provide direct links to files that have been uploaded? By "direct links", I mean I can get links to the files on one machine, and the links are still good to ...
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Dropbox error about monitoring file system

Dropbox gives me pop-up errors about not being able to monitor the file system (that quickly disappear) when it starts up but it still seems to work ok, why is that?
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Online HDD to save and share documents with my team [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Online file storage services because I have many documents, that I want to share with my team I want to use some online HDD (Cloud) service, where I can save documents, create ...
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When sharing a SkyDrive folder, where does it show up in the recipient's SkyDrive home page?

I created a SkyDrive folder and then gave 5 of my work colleagues access to read/write/upload/delete files from that folder. So far so good. But when my colleagues go to their own SkyDrive home ...
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Is there a limit on shared documents on Google Docs?

I have an 800MB file that I need to share to multiple people. I'm guessing ~10,000 will download it. I purchased extra space on Google Docs. Can Google Docs handle this or should I look into another ...
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