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 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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Open multiple images in Google Drive

I have more than 400 images and I want to open them in Google Drive. The problem is when I select two or more images I can't see any option to open them in Google Drive. I have to right click on every ...
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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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Google drive undo folder option

I created a folder on google drive and moved part of the files to that folder.. How do I undo this process to the previous state
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Allow others to share my file/folder in Google Drive

I have shared a folder in my Google Drive with several contacts. Can I grant permission to some of them, for them to be able to share with others? (Sort of making them admins of the folders). This is ...
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If I delete from my drive - will it delete on another person's drive that I've uploaded to?

Sorry if this is a bit convoluted. My client has shared all their Google Drive folders with me. I do the work, and then upload into the respective folders. For some reason - the work I've done ends up ...
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Can't move certain files in Google Drive

I'm a student, and currently trying to organize all of my documents and slideshows into folders for easy access. Although, some of these documents and slides I cant move, the option is just greyed out....
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File is in owner's trash

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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Why does Google Drive have a “change ownership” option for files that don't support it?

You can only transfer ownership of Google files and folders https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494892 Due to this quote, as shown in to How can I transfer ownership of a file in Google Drive ...
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Change File Name Automation in Google App Script

I am working on a script in App Script that will change the file name of all the files in a certain folder based on their creation date using this format yyyy_MM_dd_filename. I was able to create the ...
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Google spreadsheets - sheet cells are not clickable

A very strange issue... I cannot click the cells with my mouse. The mouse does move and operates. It can even work the menu. But not the cells. However, using the keyboard I do manage to manipulate ...
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Missing files after restoring suspended G Suite account

My organization uses G Suite. One of our accounts is used mainly as a storage account (some emails are forwarded to it, and its Google Drive is used for storing files which are later on shared with ...
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What is Google Meet's “Google Drive storage” feature?

https://apps.google.com/intl/en/meet/pricing/ states only G Suite Enterprise users get the "Meeting recording saved to Google Drive" feature. Yet it also states everybody, including free ...
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Accessing google drive with keys instead of login credentials

I'm hoping to set up an automatic backup of my important documents on google drive. The idea is to have a dedicated backup computer which will copy the data from google drive to an external hard disk. ...
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Add % sign in Data Labels Google Sheets

I have a simple chart in Google Sheets. Currently, the data labels are just numbers. I want to append a % sign infront of each value. How can I do so? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wyubPje-e-...
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How to check folder size in Google Drive

You can look up file sizes on Google drive but it does not show the size of the whole folder. I've been looking for ways to get the size of a folder on Google Drive but couldn't find any. Is there any ...
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How can I access to “shared with me” folders?

Obviously, shared with me folders are visible on the Google Drive web, but I cannot find them on my local Google File Stream. One suggestion online was to create a shortcut on my own Google Drive, but ...
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Whose Google Drive is the recording saved while in a Google Meet?

In this pandemic period, the classes are being held online. Our college uses Google Suite which provides the feature of Google Meet. Some of our lectures need to be recorded. Sometimes our professor ...
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Using Anyone with the Link can View, can the user download the shared file in Google Drive?

I have to share a self-taken video to a large number of people via Google Drive. I think the easiest way is to use "Share" -> "Anyone with the link can view" option. However, ...
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How to delete Google Photos folder from Drive without loosing non-image files from the same folder?

As per Google's blog post, deleting an image/video from Drive will not delete it from Photos. But this doesn't mean deleting the Google Photos folder is safe. If we delete it, then files inside Google ...
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What's the best way to allow people to download multiple files in different folders from Google Drive?

I have some files that I want to distribute to people which is not a large group of people. Let's say 10 downloads of all files a week. The number of files are are about 50, and the total size is 10 ...
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Google Drive Claims Storage is Limited. However, there are plenty of storage left

I wonder what's wrong. There are more than Terabytes of info left
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How to Create Find and Replace Function for Google Drive File Names with Google Scripts

Basically, I have a bunch of files in a shared google drive, let's say: AA123_1.jpg AA123_2.jpg AA123_3.jpg ... I am trying to get rid of all of the "123"'s and replace them with an empty ...
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Where are Google's Offline Docs found on a PC?

I wasn't able to find where Google Drive has stored my offline docs on my PC. I've searched my 'downloads' folder, my 'documents' folder and went into cache to find them under, 'Host App Data' but ...
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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FedEx Tracking in Google Sheets

I work for a company that sends packages out daily. We track the numbers in a Google sheet that populates via a Google form we use. Recently we have had some packages go missing and I have been tasked ...
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Issue trying to get a correctly formatted URI for Drive Files

I have been trying to use a csv of FCC data I uploaded to Google Drive in BigQuery. I cant seem to get the URI from the file in Drive, to work when creating a table. The instructions here https://...
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Resolve “Can't sync your changes. Please copy your recent edits, then revert your changes.” error in Google Sheets

Every time I delete a row in a certain worksheet in a Google Sheets spreadsheet, I get the following error: Can't sync your changes. Please copy your recent edits, then revert your changes. This ...
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How to delete applock backup data on google drive

I want to permanently delete my applock data on google drive. When i delete those data on applock.. after severel minutes it automatically restored. So want to delete those data permanently. Can ...
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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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