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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Can I rename a file someone shared with me?

I have several clients who share docs with me. I can see these when I go to docs.google.com. Unfortunately, clients name their files things like "strategy" and I have many clients with ...
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Do .apdb or .db files have any use inside Google Drive or Google Photos?

I'm trying to free up space in Google Drive. I came across a bunch of files with .apdb and .db extensions that look like photo library files such as Properties.apdb, Library.apdb, Photos.db, and ...
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Can a publicly shared file stored in my Google Drive be deleted by someone having “Anyone with the link” editor rights?

Following a concern expressed by a user at How to share a Google Sheets demo spreadsheet. The problem with sharing it editable is that anyone can trash the sheet. Surely it's better just to share it ...
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How to view folder listing on Google Drive under “Shared with me”?

In brief Under Shared with me in Google Drive, there is no folder listing. So how can we browse the folder stree of the shared folder(s)? Full details Currently when opening Shared with me page, here ...
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How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc?

I upload a .docx file to a directory in Google Drive, and can't find an option to open it with Google Doc, when right clicking it. How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc? ...
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Why does the Keep Forever option default to On in Google Drive?

Last I checked Google Drive deleted older versions of the same file automatically unless the Keep Forever option was turned on for the file. That's sensible, so old versions do not fill your GDrive. ...
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Pop Up message in Google Drive Upload

When trying to upload docs from Google Drive as an attachment to Smartsheet, there's a pop up message that states " An embedded page at docs.google.com says you are about to send 1 item to s....
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Is there a way to insert Google file location into Google Doc (Google Sheet, Google Slides)?

I am looking for an easy way to keep track of/communicate Google file locations. When using the Google Drive links, these get a cryptic file_id. That works to get direct access to the document, but is ...
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How to manage (edit, remove) Google Drive Shortcuts

I realize this may be breaking with protocol a bit since it's not a question, but rather some tips on using Google Drive Shortcuts that took me weeks with Google Support to understand! Hopefully it ...
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Deleting local files automatically after Google Drive has backed them up

I'm trying to set up a system where Google Drive backs up my files which come in every night, once they are backed up the local files are then deleted to save space. Any suggestions on how to ...
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How can I remove myself from a shared Google Drive?

I was part of a shared Google Drive (not a shared folder) and the manager of the drive disappeared. Since I am a viewer of the drive only, is there a way for me to remove myself from the drive? There ...
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In Google Drive, can I make a file read-only so that not even I can edit it?

I want to make historic files read-only so that no one reading them (even me) can accidentally edit them. I'd like to make this transparent to the users, so having to open them in a different way is ...
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Is there a way to search for a directory by name in Google Drive?

So I remember the name of the directory I put a bunch of files in, but I don't remember what directory that directory is in. Is there a way to query directory names from a Google Drive Query?
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Google Drive image URL with automatic thumbnail in next cell Google Sheets

I need to insert Google Drive image URLs in some Google Sheets cells, then automatically have only the thumbnail in the next cell. Or only thumbnail once I put the URL image from Google Drive and have ...
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How to set Google Drive folders to public after latest change

Up until fairly recently there was a straightforward easy to find option in the share or get link settings that had a straight up 'public' settings for Google Drive folders. Does anyone know the ...
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How to play second audio in videos of Google Drive with dual audio?

Here a link to video [Google Drive Video] that has dual audio - Japanese and English, in it. Google Drive plays Japanese audio by default. Is there a way to change to English audio while playing it in ...
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Google Drive search do not found Excel files by sheet names

I have several .xlsx file shared in Google Drive. When I do searching, Google Drive never found any file (on of those .xlsx) if searchable name is in second/third etc .xlsx sheet? If name which I do a ...
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Delete Google Drive folder and all of its contents

NOTE: This is not a duplicate! The other question was asking where the delete option is. I'm asking how to delete ALL contents of the folder. I know that usually when I delete a folder on Google Drive,...
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Cannot find something in Google Drive / Google Docs

I put in the words Media Cloud Engineering in one of the Google docs. It has been more than 10 days, and today I saw something similar, so I went to my Google Drive to search: Media Cloud ...
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Can others lose access to a sharing folder on Google Drive, if you move it to a new folder you haven't shared with anyone?

I have shared a folder from Google Drive, that was created and lives on My Drive. Let's call it Folder A. Folder A is shared with a few people I used to do projects with, but no longer am. I don't ...
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How to export all my org's documents from Google Drive/Google Docs to OpenDocument?

My organisation is using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), mostly Google Docs and Google Drive, to host a mix of documents in various formats. As an admin, how do I export all the documents (or all ...
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Google Spreadsheet Script Trigger: This app is blocked

I am trying to create a trigger for a script in google spreadsheet and upon trying to save the trigger I am getting the following error: This app is blocked This app tried to access sensitive info in ...
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Should I see evidence of shared storage space on a family member account before they exceed 15GB?

I just setup a family group, designating the family manager as an account with a 100GB Google Drive subscription and invited a family member to join the family group. I am worried that I did not setup ...
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“Image too big” in draw.io stored on Google Drive using the diagrams.net plugin

I activated in my Google Drive the plugin "diagrams.net" and now I'm trying to draw shapes on top of an existing floorplan which happens to be a 2400x1600 pixel large image. Because of my ...
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Remove duplicate references to same files without deleing files in Google Drive

I have certain files that have been shared with me showing in two places. When I "remove" any of the files in the folder "test" that have been shared with me (the first place), the ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

Until recently, I was able to add shared folders to My Drive using the Shift + Z shortcut, but now every time I try to do it, these two messages appear: FolderName has been added to "My Drive&...
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How to update author detail of comments in Google Sheets?

I want to update the 'displayName' and 'email' of commenters within Google Sheet using 'Spreadsheet' Service along with 'Drive' service. I have used both Drive.comments.patch(comments, fileId, ...
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How can I import a .docx file in Google Docs?

I have uploaded a file in Google Drive which I would like to open in Google Docs. Using the web interface of Google Drive, I right clicked on the file and then selected "Open With". But ...
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Shared drive option is missing

I'm trying to setup a shared drive using Google Workspace. I found the following page in the Learning Center: Set up a shared drive Here I see the following image: When I click the link to open ...
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Show excerpt when searching for a keyword in Google Drive's files

In a Google Drive folder I have approximately 500 documents (Google Docs & PDFs mostly) for which I would like to perform a keyword search and have Google Drive to show (at least) the first ...
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Gmail Signature Image

When trying to add an image to my Gmail signature, all I see is a broken image placeholder: When I upload an image, it gets hosted by my Google Drive. When I go to Google Drive I can see that the ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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Rename multiple files in Google Drive from a spreadsheet

I have this spreadsheet which contains the name of multiple files in my Google Drive. Column one contains the current names of the files and column two contains the new names I want to assign to each ...
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How can I add timestamps to a video shared with me in a Google Drive?

I need to add timestamps to a video that was shared with me in Google Drive. The video's UI looks like a YouTube video but I can't find a setting to do this.
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I transferred files between different Google Drive accounts and now they are dependent on each other

I followed my own instructions for how to transfer folders between different Google Drives here How to copy a shared folder into my own Google Drive? Basically, share a folder X from account A to B ...
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Is there a way to “mark as read” or “important” in Google Drive?

I've been given shared access to a Google Drive folder that contains a large number of subfolder and files. Most of this is electrotechnical documentation. However there's so much to read and not all ...
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How to stop “Open in Docs” option on Google Drive Shared Files

How to eliminate the "Open in Google Docs" option to prevent various users from opening/modifying a shared PDF file in Docs for the free (not Business/Market) Google Drive? I password ...
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Copy Google Drive document activity/changes history

Making a copy of Drive's Google Document will not transfer over any of the metadata such as changes made or version history. This applies to their suite in general (Forms, Sheets, Slides, etc.) Is ...
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Google Drive's pdf viewer: copy the comment and its link at the same time?

I use pdf viewer of google drive because it generates unique links for each comment I make. Sometimes, I want to copy the comment along with its link. I can do this for few comments. However, it ...
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Can I use Google colab without saving the notebook to Drive?

Sometimes when using Google colab I don't need to keep the resulting notebook. I'd like to use colab as a scratchpad, rather than cluttering the Google Drive in my account with UntitledXX.ipynb files. ...
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How can I log in to Google if the verification fails due to 'someone is trying to access your account'?

I have a problem on logging in to my Google account from a device on which I have never logged in. However, after the SMS verification the account log-in page always moves to an error, with the ...
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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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OR/AND in Google Drive search terms?

I can imagine situations where it would be really nice to be able to use complex conditions on Google Drive searches. Is it possible to OR and AND search terms? Right now, I'd like to search on Google ...
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Hide a column in Google Drive?

How can I hide a column or make it narrower to be able to see more of the file name? The file names are often much longer than will fit into the "Name" column.
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set preview image for Google drive folder link sharing

I have a Google Drive folder with link sharing turned on. I want to set a preview image, for social media. Right now, it uses a low resolution Google Drive logo expanded to fit the preview image size, ...
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Are contents in the Google Drive indexed for searching?

I am applying for graduate admissions this year and one of my publication is in stage in publication with the journal. I have uploaded the paper on Google Drive and I am planning to provide the link ...
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Create a shortcut to a folder in Google Drive?

I want to create a shortcut to a folder in My laptop (Synchronized folder). The folder is in "My laptop"() I want to create shortcut to web pages in my drive. Earlier there was a shortcut ...
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Google Drive Search resulted in two files of the same name, and same named folder, but one of them is shared, while to other one is not [duplicate]

Search resulted in two files of the same name, and same named folder, but they are physically two different folders & files. One is shared, the other is private. I can only access the private ...
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Link audio files in Google Drive folder in a Google Sheet

I have hundreds of audio files (.mp3) in a Google Drive folder that I need to list with links in a Google Sheet. Very similar to the problem described here, but I was not able to adapt the code to ....
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How to move shared item to “my drive” (for later sync to harddrive) in Google drive [duplicate]

Google recently made a change to how files are shared in Google Drive according to this article. https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/10/google-completely-ruined-shared-folders-in-drive/ When this ...

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