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How can I setup Google Drive for Mac to NEVER delete anything? [migrated]

I would like to use Google Drive to back files up from my Mac, and I don't want to worry about deletions. What I would like is for any file I create to be backed up. If I delete it on my PC, I don't ...
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Can I transfer the files on other account to free up some space in Google Drive?

I read that there is a transfer of ownership in Google Drive but it seems it will not free up the space on the original owner, is the ownership transfer only works on access level?
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What is the meaning of the exclamation point as the icon for Google Colab?

The symbol for Google Colab is an orange infinity sign. However, and for the first time, upon starting a new document today, the icon had changed to an exclamation point: What is the meaning of this ...
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Google Forms/Sheets - How to recover ownership access for a form and sheet that has no Owners, only Editors?

I have inherited a Google Form with its corresponding Sheet, for which the original owner is unknown. In the list of collaborators, there is no owner. Everyone at the company who has access is only an ...
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Google Drive duplicated a file tens of thousands of times and now stuck syncing [migrated]

my google drive app starting bogging down and my files weren't syncing from the desktop app to the online google drive. Now my app is stuck syncing 17,000 files (that I didn't create or duplicate). ...
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Is it possible to take folder "Shared with me" and use it as a "Shared drive"?

Someone has shared a folder chock full of stuff with me. I would like to view its contents on my file system like a shared drive, rather than having to download items one by one from the web page. Is ...
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Where can I view the history of the questions I asked Gemini when asked through Gmail/Drive?

Google Gemini can be used in Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Meet. E.g., in GDrive: Where can I view the history of the questions I asked Gemini when asked through Gmail/Drive? I don't see it ...
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Preventing different users from viewing other sheets using Apps Script

How to prevent users from viewing other sheets using Apps Script I have 3 sheets Tom Jack Mark I want Tom should see only Tom Sheet I want Jack should see only Jack Sheet I want Mark should see ...
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Will Google Drive perform OCR on existing (badly) OCRed PDFs?

I use ScanSnap's software to perform OCR on scanned PDFs, then realized the OCR contains a lot of errors and I couldn't find a lot of information in search. So I tried some scans without OCR, uploaded ...
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Removing sharing permissions from subfolder to group, without removing them from parent folder

In Google Workspace, I have a folder tree shared with several Google Groups. As a rule, subfolders inherit the same permissions of the folders tree's root folder. If folder parent is shared with ...
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How to remove myself from the list of users of a shared file?

I recently downloaded some JPG files shared via Google Drive whose subject matter was misrepresented to me and shocking. I successfully removed the files from my account's Shared with me list, but it ...
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How to permanently remove a shared file so it no longer appears in Drive searches

I removed a file that was shared with me from Google Drive, refreshed the web page, and confirmed it was gone. However, the file returned when I searched for it by name using Drive's search bar. How ...
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Will Drive download URLs stop working on 2 January 2024? [closed]

Google Workspace Updates made an announcement regarding third-party cookie requirements in Google Drive with the following notice: Starting January 2, 2024, Drive will start serving downloads without ...
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Google Drive for teamwork and quota problem [duplicate]

I purchased a 200Gb. subscription plan for Google Drive, with the idea that we could use it to share files in an event we are organising. The problem is that many of the people who upload files to our ...
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Google drive does not load preview of images

I can download my pictures from Google drive but I cannot preview them. It keeps loading endlessly. The preview works in my phone and the format of the images is jpg, so nothing funny there. Any idea ...
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Google Sheets ladder linked with Google Drive folder

For a project at school, I have around 340 pages (170 spreads) labeled with the contents of the page/spread in the cell in a Google Sheet. I also have a Drive where every spread has a folder (ie 002-...
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Copying directories of Lined documents in Google Drive

In Google Drive I have ~130 documents with links to other documents in the same folder. I want to copy the folder and share it with a third party without needing to manually update all the links. ...
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How to switch account in google drive without losing the shared contents

Please note the shared folder you see isn't limited to my account. It's a shared link open for access to anyone with google account. So whenever I click on the shared link it always open with default ...
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Searching for files with parenthesis in Google Drive

As Google Drive seems to create duplicate files with a " (1)" at the end, without the quotes, when it's not sure how to resolve conflicts, it would seem sensible if you could actually search ...
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How much space is my google account ACTUALLY taking up?

I use Gmail and Google Drive for work (at a public school in the US). When I enter Drive and open settings, my storage reports this: This looks to be about right to me, as I have several large audio/...
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Copy the path of a file in Google Drive

I have located a file very deep in a folder structure in a Shared Drive in Google Drive (web interface). The file is in a location like this: alpha > beta > gamma > delta > ... > kappa &...
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Count files in a Google Drive folder in Google Sheets

I am managing a construction project where we have to replace 6500 lead lines with copper from curb to inside meter. I have inspectors getting the right of entry and preconstruction pictures daily for ...
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How to see/retrieve the note/message that was sent to notify the recipient while sharing a google drive folder? [duplicate]

I shared a Google drive folder to a professor. While sharing the folder, I had an option to send a message/note. I added a message but I want to check what I sent. Someone had suggested to activate &...
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How can I download all my Google content?

I have a school account which is about to be deleted because I graduated. I would still like to keep all the files in drive (including those I own and those shared with me), all the emails, etc. I ...
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Using wildcards to block GDrive sharing spam

I'm victim of Google Drive file sharing spam. To block single users every time they share is unsustainable, because account addresses keep changing. They all come from *.space, so I want to block all ...
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How do I access a shared google drive document from my yahoo?

Someone keeps sharing documents with my Yahoo account, because it is my main email. But when i click the documents, it opens them in google drive, and my google account does not have access to them. ...
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File in google drive and access to a non gmail account

In the google sign in form can we login using a non gmail account? I have a case someone sharing a file in a google drive and saying that she provided access to the person's receiving the email link ...
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How do I convert published Google Docs to exportable PDFs? [duplicate]

I have a database containing the URLs to several thousand published Google Doc URLs. These URLs look like this and are rendered as an HTML page:​https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/<long-unique-id&...
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Creating separate Google Drive account using alternate email of main Google account

(This question is related to Can't access Google Docs with different email?, which starts with the same difficulty. But that question does not address the workaround I present here, and thus does ...
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How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive?

How can I view the most recently created Google documents in my Google Drive? I access my Google Drive via a web browser. https://drive.google.com/drive/recent sorts files by date of modification, not ...
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Is Google's automatic Zip-before-download lossless?

Google Drive automatically compresses large files or groups of files before downloading, using the Zip file format. Zip supports both lossless and lossy compression algorithms, so my question is ...
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APP Script list Google Drive files in Sheet

I've been on a hunt to find a script that will return file names and hyperlinks into a Google Sheet. I found the following script that works perfectly, but is limited to PDFs. How do I modify this ...
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Automatically create new Sheets like 1st 2nd 3rd 4th and so on

I am using google Sheets I want to do the following but I cant figure out how: We do have like a daily Report sheet. We need it for every day, so I create 31 new Sheettabs 1 for each day and give the ...
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How to prevent users from editing an Excel file with Google Sheets when sharing a Google Drive link?

When I share Excel files that have features unsupported in Google Sheets (such as Pivot Tables), I would like to ask people to open the file in Excel (using the copy located in their Google Drive for ...
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How to transfer the ownership of a Google Sheets document to another account outside of the Google Workspace organization without losing cell history?

I have a Google Workspace domain that I want to close in order to move completely to my a Google Workspace domain. Under the old account there is an important Google Sheets document, a list of client ...
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Google sheet Conditional formatting if text is in a list of words

How do I format a sheet so that the cells change according to the value inside a cell of a specific column that matches certain words? For example: Apply to range: A:F Custom formula is: =F:F=("...
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How to export comments from Google Docs

Is there a way to easily export comments (and ideally, status, context, author, date, etc) from a Google Docs file into a spreadsheet, without scripting/coding? I'm sure there are programmatic ways to ...
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Why can't I view details on my files in Google Drive?

When I select ANY file on my Google Drive to view its details it looks like this: Doesn't matter what type of file I select or where on the drive it is located. It used to work a couple of days ago, ...
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What is the limit on how many files you change owner for in Google Drive/day?

I have a folder with thousands of files in Google Drive. Now I want to move this folder to another user's Google Drive. First I changed the owner of the root folder but that didn't apply to the files ...
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Can't star large numbers (hundreds) of files in Google Drive?

I tried to star 720 files in Google Drive (in the web UI). First of all it took forever (maybe 15 minutes) but when it was done, I got the usual notification in the lower left corner that the starring ...
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Google Drive: is it possible to specify "sort by last modified" in either the search field or the URL?

In the web UI for Google Drive, if you search for something like owner:xx is:starred you can just paste that string into the search field and get the same result every time. You can also bookmark the ...
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How to move folder to a folder shared with me? [closed]

I have maintained a folder in Google Drive for an org I work with. Call the folder: \OrgDocs -- There is a whole structure in here, including subfolders that are shared with individuals The org itself ...
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Google Drive - change ownership of large number of files are extremely tedious/takes weeks. Any workaround?

I have a folder with at least 5000 files in Google Drive. I want to change ownership of both the folder and the files to another user. Changing the owner of the folder was quick and easy but didn't ...
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How to get a very wide code block in Code Blocks Extension for Google Docs with little to no handiwork?

When you copy and paste from the console output, you will often have linebreaks. You can avoid that by shifting the right border of the Code Blocks field by the length of what is left over at the ...
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How to search for a file in one directory in google drive?

I'm searching Google Drive for a particular term, but it's brining up many, many files. I know the name of the folder that the file resides in. Can I use it to help search for the file? Example For ...
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File not showing on "Shared with me", even with a Apps Script

I noticed I have a file (propably more) that I can find it by searching, and it tells me its in the Shared with me location, but when I go to the Shared with me the file is not there. I tried using a ...
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How do I uninstall an app in my Google account?

I found an unwanted app in my Google Drive nine-dot-icon: How do I remove it? Thanks
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When uploading a large number of images to google drive, A part of them don't appear

When uploading a large number of images to google drive, A part of them don't appear, How to solve this problem, I've tried to wait some hours but that didn't help completely. Problem with details: I'...
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Can a Google Doc share link URL be changed?

Is it possible to change or regenerate the share URL for a shared Google Docs/Sheets/etc? For example, it could be useful after having shared it with the "Anyone with the link" option but ...
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Can I transfer a Google Drive's credit to another Google account?

As a freelancer, I signed up for a Google Drive 200 Gb. subscription for a project where I had to exchange a large amount of files with my client. Now we have decided to stop our relationship. I ...
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