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Questions tagged [google-drive]

For questions specifically about the web interface of the file synchronization and cloud storage service from Google. Do not use along with [google-docs], [google-sheets] or [google-slides] merely because that is where such documents are stored.

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Google Drive percentage goes back too 0% after being paused [on hold]

Today I decided to use Google Drive application on Windows to sync some files with my Google account. A few hours after the start of synchronization (33%), I decided to pause it and when I started it ...
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Is there a way to add a “Copy to clipboard” button in a google doc?

I have a Google doc that has a bunch of templates that I need to copy and then paste somewhere else. I'm wondering if Google Docs has a function that lets me highlight a paragraph then add a "Copy to ...
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Better UI for viewing Google Drive contents [on hold]

Does anyone know of an example of a custom Google Drive viewer similar to Awesome-Table? I like their Awesome-Table's widget-based search UI, but setting the attributes (for each file) is a ...
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Restrict access to a sub-folder while sharing access to a folder on team drive [duplicate]

This question was asked by Henk Straten on 5 July 2017 and answered by Zach Saucier: I have a Google Drive folder that I want to share with 2 more people. However I would like to restrict one the ...
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Upload from URL (on Google Sheet) to directly in Google Drive

I have a google sheet on which links are generating (by calculation) for downloading / uploading in G-Drive. I want when links are generated, I can upload file (from generated link) to directly in my ...
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Are there any other (faster) ways to browse Google Drive files than the web & desktop versions?

Google's own web version is quite slow to navigate between folders. The desktop version which syncs files (and file aliases to Google Docs) to your desktop filesystem lets you navigate between folders ...
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How to attach a google sheet and send it as an email using GmailApp.sendEmail

I have a google sheet in Google Drive called "Finance 101". I try to attach this file and send it through GMail. I am able to receive the email but it arrived without any file attached. Any help will ...
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Upload Limit of Drive.File.Insert

While I use the following app script code to upload file from URL to GDrive it is executed flawless but when I change the source URL with a large file's URL (more than 1GB) it uploads only 50MB for ...
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Is it possible to create shareable links in G Suite Drive?

I am deciding if I should get G Suite or not. I need to share public files with everyone. Is it possible to create shareable links in G Suite Drive, just like the ones you create in Google Drive ...
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Match an automatic newline with regex find and replace in Google Docs

Google Docs implements regex find/replace, but I've been unable to match newlines that haven't been created explicitly by pressing the enter key. Is there any way to match 'implicit' newlines in ...
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Google Drive and Google photos (delete from Drive without losing them on Photos)

All of my photos are on Google photos. They are stored using the free space with Google's quality rather than the original quality. There is a folder on my Google Drive that is called "Google Photos". ...
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Visualization of how Google Space is used

Google has a limit of 15 GB per account. Is there a simple procedure to visualize how the 15GB is used (photos, videos, email, documents)? Ideally, there would be a pie chart and a list of the ...
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Counting files from either Photo or Drive App

The goal is to download all photos stored on Google: then verify that all photos are downloaded with a file count. Photos were synced / backedup with Google-Photos. The procedure to use Google-...
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G Suite Allowing Users Without Access to Certain Files, View Those Files

In G Suite, a user that does not have access to certain folders or files, cannot view them from their Drive dashboard. However, it became apparent to us Friday that if a file is moved, its activity is ...
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How to decouple Google Drive files in 'Computers' and 'My Drive'?

I moved some files and folders on my PC into a folder synced with Google Drive. My intention was that once they were uploaded I would move them to a non-synced folder on my Drive, thereby keeping the ...
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How to open multiple images from Google Drive at once

I want to be able to select multiple (30+) jpeg/png images from a folder in Google Drive. I then want to open all of those images in a new tab for each one. This could be achieved by individually ...
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Deleting photo from a desktop folder synced with Drive Backup and Sync deletes from Google Photos?

I have found what I believe is a bug in Google Photos and Google Backup and Sync. UPDATE: I got this tweet from Google which basically answers the question, though I think it's still unintuitive at ...
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How can I change multiple collaborators to “comment only”, at once?

I recently shared a link to a Google Drive folder, with edit access, to about 50 people. (I know that this isn't a good idea to share it with so many people, but I would still need to get them on ...
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How to move Google Photos albums to Google Drive folders?

This is the closest question the web and is closed to replies: How can I copy a Google Photo Album into a shared Google Drive Folder? I find it silly that I can't organize or archive Albums into ...
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How can view details of a Google Docs' document while editing it?

I want to be able to view the Folder (location) and other info (file size, etc.)
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Google Drive & Dropbox apps don’t connect through the work office network

I installed both Google Drive and Dropbox on my business laptop. From my home, both applications connect with the network but in the office they don’t. What can I check? What can I do to establish a ...
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Track Changes, View “Final” in Google Docs?

Google Docs has a feature called "Suggesting" which is similar to Microsoft Word's "Track Changes". In Microsoft Word, once you have made your changes there is an option to view the file with "Final"....
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Mts meta info is not view able via Google Drive

The data is there, but Google Photos/Drive seems to ignore it. Is it not viewable in anyway?
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IMAGE from Google Drive in Google Sheets [duplicate]

I have the following image on a cell in my Google Sheets: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C9KL2vEhnZOVdCe2qUG5MZomw3jpvCiX When I use the formula =IMAGE(A1), the cell with the image stays white... ...
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Disallowing multiple logins from same account on Google Drive

My business model mandates sharing a folder containing a vault of videos with my clients. Unfortunately, when I share the video vault with one client, they can in turn share their Google login with ...
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Does uploading to Google Drive AND Google Photos take up twice the space on my Google account?

Could you tell me what is the better way to keep photos on Google services? Should I use only Google Photos (this was my previous idea) or should I sent them on Google Drive and linked them via Google ...
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Can we use Google Drive to embed Mathematica CDF demonstrations in the new Google Sites?

I am concerned here with the exact premise of the following question on Mathematica Stack Exchange: How to embed a Mathematica demonstration in Google sites The very-helpful top-voted answer already ...
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How to keep a copy of a Google Doc even after the owner deletes it?

I noticed that when the owner permanently deletes a document, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How can I ensure that I keep a copy (with the latest changes) of it even if it's permanently ...
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Google Profile Photo “certain types of Google Accounts can't change photos”

I am trying to change my profile photo for a Google Drive account, and I know how to do so and have done so before. However, for some reason, whenever I try to change it, either it says there's an "...
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Google Drive File Stream kicks regular Google Drive out of Windows Quick Access

I run Google Drive File Stream (GDFS) and Google Backup and Sync (GBS) simultaneously on Windows 10. I'd like to have both in the Quick Access list at the left of the Windows Explorer window. But it ...
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How to get direct download URL link for directory in Google Disk?

I know how to create a link from shared file https://drive.google.com/file/d/FILE_ID/view?usp=sharing to direct download link https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=FILE_ID However, I ...
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I need to prevent deletion or editing but allow downloading

I have a directory on Google Drive that contains many files. I need people to be able to download any file but not to delete or alter the originals. Can this be done?
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Stop backup and sync deleting local files

I just had a terrible experience. And I don't think it's the first time it's happened. I have a folder on my local (W10) machine called "software projects/". I had modified B&S's preferences so ...
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When should I use a Google Team Drive over My Drive?

I’ve read the differences between Team Drive and My Drive, and they seem very similar, with the former having more limitations. If I share my My Drive with my team, it feels like they are exactly the ...
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Recovering my Google account with out a recovery email or phone number [duplicate]

Someone hacked my password and changed it. I have been using the same password for years and I need help getting my account back. You said you would email me back but I have not received any response ...
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How to stop Google Drive from sorting folders above files?

I'm stunned I can't even find a discussion on this in all my searching. Google Drive allows for sorting the contents of your drive by "Title". However for some reason it places all folders above ...
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Possible scam using Google Drive

Is there any possibility of someone harvesting email address and/or Google profile info by sharing a link to a file on Google drive and collecting info on the people who view the file? I suspect a ...
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Copying files from my local disk to Google Drive via Windows Explorer uses local disk space to make the copy. How can I clear this temporary data?

I'm using a PC with Windows 10. One way to copy files to Google Drive is to use Windows Explorer. I can copy or drag files from my local harddrive to Google Drive accessed via Windows Explorer. ...
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How to prevent divergent copies of Google Team Drive content?

I'm not sure how this happened but several people in our organization can access directories within our Google Team Drive in two different ways and it is leading to a lot of confusion. Here you can ...
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How to see all files that have a public shareable link in Google Drive

I've shared a few files in my google drive over the years, and I've created several publicly shared links for files in the drive. The links were such that as long as you had the URL, you could view ...
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How to transfer photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Is there a way to transfer some photos/videos from Google Drive to Google Photos (same account) without the need to download all the files and then uploading them again?
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?ogsrc=32 query string sometimes appears in Drive web app

Something that’s been bothering me for some time, I noticed that when you open Google Drive web interface through the browser from the Gmail screen using the upper right 9 dot menu, the link that ...
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Google file sharing

After uploading photos and videos to my Google Drive, I used to get a pop up bar asking me if I'm sure I'd like to send it with permission and I would have the option of clicking on "share and send". ...
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Will G Suite education's admin view files and email content of a particular user?

I'm a user of G Suite for education. Google's term says admin can see the Google Drive files even email content. I found on YouTube that admin can only see the login time and email usage on the ...
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How to reference a Google Sheet by filename?

How to reference a Google Sheet by filename? I would like to use IMPORTRANGE function, but it can only reference a file by URL not by filename. Example filename: 2018-11.xlsx 2018-12.xlsx
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How do I make a Google Form public on the web, but for viewing only? [duplicate]

I'm trying to share a Google Form document in Google Drive and make it public to view, but I don't want anyone to be able to edit it. If I set the link sharing mode to anything other than "Off", the ...
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Using Slack's Google Drive integration, but files open in the wrong Google profile

I use 2 different windows to manage each of my Google profiles. When I click through a link from Slack from a colleague sharing a file, it always opens up the wrong profile and I can't view it. How ...
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Do new Gmail OAuth policies affect code I've written for myself?

I have a Spreadsheet in my Google Drive account with my own code which accesses my mails on Gmail, searches for unread, starred mails with a certain label and forwards this mail to different receivers....
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How to stop Google Docs from accidentally switching user accounts

I have been using Google Docs and Google Sheets for years together with the co-director of our company - switching between her account and my account when needed. Within the last couple of months I've ...
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What does it mean to delete a file that's “shared with me” in Google Drive?

I don't use Google Drive very much, but I noticed I had a couple of files in the "shared with me" section of the Google Drive web app. So I decided to remove them from view, and the only way to do ...