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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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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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Triggering Add-ons on Google Docs [closed]

I need to trigger an add-on on Google Docs for a batch of documents (100+) at once. Couldn't really find anything helpful on the triggers documentation on Google Apps Script.
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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 deletes a doc permanently, it becomes unavailable to users sharing it. How I ensure that I keep a copy of it even if it's permanently deleted and with latest changes. ...
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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 ...
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Save to specific folder / Only export specific file names?

I'm using Zapier to transfer Google Drive files to Evernote. I generate those Google Drive files using my notes in Google Keep, as Zapier doesn't have support for Keep yet. My problem is that I can't ...
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How to get content from Google Drive to Evernote?

I want to transfer my Google Keep notes to Evernote. Because Zapier doesn't support Google Keep yet, what I wanted to do is use the "Copy to Docs" option within Google Keep to export my notes to ...
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How to empty trash of Google Team Drives

There is a empty trash button in Trash of My Drive, but for Team Drives, I can only select the files to delete, then the 'Delete forever' button show up. I have thousands of files in the trash, is ...
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Automatically Create a New Copy of a Public Google Sheet

Our company just created a new template for website planning. It is available as a Google sheet. We've also added instruction on how to create a copy for themselves. Like open the document, Go to File ...
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MacOS How to do ⌘+\ shortcut?

I'm new to MacOS and need to work on Google Doc, I often use the 'Clear Formatting' KeyBoard Shortcut which is ALT+SPACE on Windows. But ⌘+SPACE doesn't work on Google Doc and an alternative seems to ...
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Merge Folders When Moving/Copying

When I upload a folder to my G-Drive that already exists (same name), it is uploaded 'twice', that means I end up having multiple folders with the same name in my Google Drive. Is there a way to merge ...
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Redirect link to another Google drive video

Is there a way to redirect a link to another video in Google Drive when both are made shareable? I ask this because I have shared someone a link to an older video and I want them to access the new ...
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Shortcut for creating Google Docs file in Windows?

As far as I know.. if I'm browsing on my windows file explorer folders, and I want to create new document inside the current folder I'm at (lets say this folder is synced with Google Drive). So the ...
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Find files on Google Drive - owned but not visible to the owner

How can I search for those files that I am the owner of but that I cannot see because these files are not attached to my folder tree on the left side of the drive ui. I know that these files are ...
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Everyone in my organization call see *all* of my Google Sheets (spreadsheet) documents. How do I prevent default access from within my organization?

A few minutes ago, I hopped on a co-workers computer who was working with Excel for inventory tracking, trying to get her to use Google Sheets instead. After logging her in, I was (very) surprised to ...
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Give team drive access to file on third party domain. Aka howto share with team drive?

I am migrating from Google Drive to Google Team Drive. Some of the files in our shared directory were owned by a third party domain. I order to move those to the Team Drive I could either make a ...
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How to search within a Google Drive shared folder — with OCR

I've been making use of Google's automatic OCR functionality for a bunch of uploaded PDFs. I have tons within a folder, and I'll use "search within" using textual search terms. These are mostly old ...
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How to copy contents of one folder to another in Google Drive

I don't see any option to copy contents of one folder to another other than "Make a copy" which creates duplicates in same folder, which is difficult when we have about 300 files in a folder. I don't ...
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What sorts of permissions does “connect apps to drive” grant?

I want to create a Colaboratory notebook in my Google Drive. To do so, it seems I first have to "connect" the Colaboratory app. Will this implicitly give that app permission to access all of my ...
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How to search Team Drive for documents with suggestions

We have a lot of documents in various Team Drives which have suggestions made by employees which need to be taken care of by whoever is responsible for each Team Drive. By this I mean suggestions ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

Google Slides adds an annoying amount of compression on my imported images. I want to avoid compression so I want to upload my schematics in a vector format. I can basically export myself to any ...
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Importing Windows file tags

On my PC I keep my photos organized into folders and occasionally use the Windows tagging feature. I use Google Drive's "Backup and Sync from Google" to keep my photos in sync. I would like the tags ...
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Block someone in Google Drive [duplicate]

For the last week someone has been sharing an EXCESSIVE amount of porn to my account. I'm talking about 5k individual files, and 8k–10k folders filled with it. I tried removing all files, yet ones ...