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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Is there a way to get multiple share links from Google Drive in order?

I have 100s of files on my Google Drive where the files are sorted by name. All I want is the share link of each file in the order they appear in Google Drive. I tried selecting all these files inside ...
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Is my manuscript too big for my computer to handle?

I'm an author working from an HP Probook 440 G5. I've been writing in Google Docs for about a year, and I'm almost done with my first book's second draft, which I hope to show to a professional ...
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Google Docs: random input suggestion location (macOS)

Whenever I try to type in a language that has input suggestion/predictive candidates (i.e. Japanese, Chinese) in Google Docs, the location of the suggestion box appears in random places(figure 1). ...
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Why can't distinct Youtube channels have also distinct URL?

I have two GoogleDrive accounts and I wanted to create their two respective Youtube distinct accounts. The purpose for this, would be to have different content for my work and studies and have a ...
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How do I enable Google Drive in Slack for my company's members?

Slack's instructions for integrating Google Drive say: The Google Drive integration is built in for your workspace, but it must be configured for each individual member who wants to import Google ...
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Identifying all Shared Drive permissions of a user

Our company uses GSuite and has over 20 separate Shared Drives for various departments in the company. This causes an IT nightmare whenever we need to revoke access to someone such as a consultant ...
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Why can't I resize an image in google drawings?

I am trying to make an image, from google images, the background of my file. My canvas is 1600x400. When I try to resize the image by dragging it to the edges of the canvas I can only see the far ...
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Google Drive weirdly allow files/folder with the same name in the same location. How to fix it?

Google Drive weirdly allow files/folder with the same name in the same location. This led that I have a lot of duplicate files/folders in my drive that I don't know any way to merge them. How to merge ...
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How to move files in trash to specific folder

I've a large amount of files and folders in trash and I now can't be sure if I want to permanently delete them. I'd like to move all of the contents of trash into a specific folder for checking later. ...
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Why videos uploaded with “High-Quality” option does not play in Google Drive but plays in Google Photos

I am using Google Backup and Sync tool and is synching videos to my Google account. When I try to play videos (after processing) in Google Drive it does not play but the video which is also uploaded ...
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Get List of *new* Google Drive Files within Specific Folder (including subfolders) into Google Sheet

I've seen some helpful answers to this question, but none that have the script specify to list only new files/folders added to the parent folder listed. I think what I'm trying to do is combine this ...
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How to transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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How to sort mutliple columns by data in one?

I have two columns A and B, A has checkboxes that when set to TRUE it fills the adjacent cell in B green and strikes the text through. I want to create a filter that sorts columns A and B by the data ...
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When I tried to download a file from Google Drive, it said it was injected with viruses

I've tried to use cloudconvert, which shows me error 403. Then I've tried to add it to my Google Drive, make a copy, and then download it, but it just says that the file has virus and then nothing ...
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How to link a word to some part of my document?

Suppose in my Google Docs document I write the definition of a word. 5 pages later, I write that word. I want to be able to click in that word and the document take me back to the definition, written ...
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Google Photos sucking up all storage

I'm using Google Photos to back up my photo and video library. It's set up to store data as "high quality - unlimited storage". However, it's complaining about exceeding my storage quota in ...
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My files on my Google Drive disappeared but are still searchable and use up my quota?

Background: My Google account X was getting full so I tried to delete some files from the Google Drive part of the account. A and B are folders, X and Y are accounts. I had a folder A on my Google ...
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How to restore the comments on your deleted slides on Google slides

Someone made some comments on some of my google slides but those slides were deleted by some other folks. When I try to restore version history I can only get the slides not the comments, is it ...
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How to change file types in Google Drive?

I have 2 files in My Drive with ipynb extension. One is marked as Unknown file type and has a blue icon, and the other is marked as Colaboratory type. How do I change both to be Colaboratory?
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Migrate to another GSuite account with same domain

I work for 'B' which is run along with 'A' and 'C' by the same authority. 'B' wanted GSuite and 'A' offered to help by adding the domain to their GSuite account. So a.edu had a GSuite account under ...
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Prevent moved Google Drive folder from receiving new timestamps

I have a few systems that sync to the same Google Drive folder. One one of the computers we recently ran out of disk space. I purchased a second larger hard drive and followed this process to move the ...
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How to change the icon of folder in Google Drive?

After integrating Google Colab with Google Drive (add it as app to drive) and create a test Colab notebook, I can see the Colab folder in the drive, but it's of different colour, yellow. Does that ...
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Is there any way that can display all the permission info of folders/files in Google Drive?

Is there any way that can display all the permission info in Google Drive? I have maybe hundred folders and files for years and I want to change the permission for some people. I know how to change ...
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How to check the size of a shared folder on Google Drive before downloading

Suppose, someone shared a folder with me on Google Drive. I want to know the size of that folder. How can I check that without downloading the folder? I tried to find any relevant options but couldn't ...
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How to show thumbnails of images stored on Google Drive on Google Sheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet that contains hyperlinks to files stored on my Google Drive using a HYPERLINK formula. Opening the spreadsheet and hovering the cursor over the link when logged in my ...
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Is there a way to easily tell which files have real edits in Google Drive

When I assign work using create→assignment, or create→reuse, with option "make copy for each student", a copy is made for each student in a folder within google drive (as expected). However ...
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In Classroom in Google Drive, view only one assignment in a class of 2 or more assignments

I am regularly setting classwork with Google Classroom. I may give two pieces of work shared with "make a copy for each student". I then want to monitor students work during the lesson, ...
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Google Drive: unshared file access

I recently created a folder (let's call it "A") not shared, added a subfolder "B" and shared with two people "editor" access, then added 3 folders and a file under "...
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Export all users' data from Google Drive?

According to this article, as a super admin, I should be able to export data for all users. However, when I visit https://admin.google.com/ac/customertakeout, I am presented with the following screen: ...
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How can I place Google Drive pictures in Google Photos accounts and link to them?

I have lots of picture files in my Google Drive accounts for work. I don't understand why those pictures in Google Drive take up "storage", whereas pictures in Google Photos (in high quality) don't. ...
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How to sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder?

I have been given access to a shared Google Drive folder. I want to download the content of that Google drive, modify / add / remove content in that on regular basis on my local machine. I want to ...
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What happens to my file in shared folder after shared folder is no longer shared

If I upload a file into a shared folder on Google Drive, that file is automatically visible and available to everyone that has access to that shared folder. If the owner of the folder then removes ...
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Google Team Drive Doc in my Slack channel shows an old document title and thumbnail when posting, confusing team members

How can I force an update on the thumbnail and doc title? Slack doesn't seem to do periodic re-checks since the first time it cached the info. I've tried the command "refresh" the file, but does not ...
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Does the Google Drive mobile backup feature only store the latest backup?

Google Drive has a feature where it saves backups of some data from mobile devices and from WhatsApp: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/backups When trying to view their properties, it only lists ...
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How can I view the contents of Google Drive mobile backups?

Google Drive has a feature where it saves backups of some data from mobile devices and from WhatsApp: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/backups How can I view the contents of that data?
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How to create direct link to Google Drive File & Folder?

How to create Direct link to Google Drive File or Folder. So that instead of opening in preview window, the file should be downloaded directly. Please Help!
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Google App Script DriveApp get top level parent of a file

I want to know how to find out the top level directory parent of a file (which resides under "My Drive"). Files are stored under multi-level sub-folders. Since I have the same file stored in multiple ...
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How can I see time of day for creation or modification of file in google drive (when file is not created today)

I created two files on the same day, with the same name, and similar content. I need to know which is which. I know the time that I created them. They were created while teaching two separate classes,...
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Reason that too small photos don't upload to Google Photos

When I sync a local photos directory to Google Drive/Photos, Google Backup and Sync fails to upload small sized photos. I reckon this is due to Google's choice rather that technical considerations ...
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Google Drive - “File is in owner's trash” - how to download

I received a link to a file on Google Drive. When I try to open it, it says "File is in owner's trash" and there is no Download button. How can I download it?
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How to Search Google Drive for Directories over a Certain Size?

I've just received notice that my storage on Google Drive is about to exceed my storage limit. I often deal with this sort of thing by finding and removing a handful of obsolete giant files, freeing ...
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Change “Me” on Google Photo

When I search "Me" in Google Photo, it shows pictures of a friend, not my pictures. My face group there is labeled "Gideon" and my friend's is "James". When you visit my friend James pictures (Albums >...
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How to achieve remote (shared) file system that can be locally mounted by team members?

The company needs to share certain documents. GitHub is overkill; the marketing department don't want to learn about version control. Sharing via Google Drive is so far for me an ugly experience. It'...
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How to review messages sent while sharing Google Docs

I need to see the messages that I sent while sharing a google doc with a school admin. There is no record of it in my sent mail, and there is no longer an option to check a box that says "send a copy ...
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Are 'shared drives' available in G Suite legacy edition?

I haven't found anything that would suggest otherwise, but in my drive account (that is managed by a G Suite legacy license) I don't see the 'shared drives' option. Do I need to enable this feature ...
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How To Be Anonymous? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some google documents and slides I have been using,have anonymous people on them. I was wondering how to do this myself, without coding and crashing the website. Does anyone know ...
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Does Google actually duplicate files?

When I duplicate a file in Google Drive (click "Make a copy"), is it actually duplicated on their servers? Or is it just a softlink to the original file?
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Send email using Google Apps Script, with filename in spreadsheet

I'm trying to do the same thing as this question: Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script But with the attachment names as cells in the spreadsheet. My code is here: function ...
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Why is Google Drive (web) constantly asking me to allow it to use 1.2 GB of storage on my Mac?

For the past couple of days every time I view folders in my organization's Google Drive account I get the following popup message: Do you want to allow “https://drive.google.com” to use up to 1.2 ...
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sharing in google doc

Someone within the organisation has requested access to my google doc. Every time I open the doc, the request comes up, which is rather annoying as I access this document all the time. Every time I ...

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