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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Search Multiple Shared Drive Folders on Google Drive

Is it possible to search multiple, specific, Shared Drives on Google Drive? Is it possible to add a parameter into the URL which would allow this to be done?
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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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Google Drive (webpage front-end) has been uploading everything to Root Folder; How to fix?

Seems I'm seeing variants of this complaint temporarily show up in the Google API forums, as well as in the Google Classroom users forums. But this has been plaguing me for months directly from the ...
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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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Open Google Drive files with Office

I have two users and when one goes into their drive, they can right click a MS office file (.docx, xlsx, etc) and select open with Microsoft Office. For me and another person however, we don't have ...
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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 can I force Google mail to open .xlsx file as a Google sheet?

I have a spreadsheet sent from Gmail, in the past, the spreadsheet would redirect to Google sheet in a new tab. However this morning, the spreadsheet isn't being redirected to the next tab, instead, ...
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Change all heading levels by one level (back or forth) in one go in a marked text block in Google Docs

When you copy a block of text from one doc to the other, you often need to change the heading (= header) levels by one or two levels so that the headings fit into the new heading tree. Then, you need ...
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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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Google Drive stuck in boot

My Google Drive desktop on MacOS is stuck in boot. When booting the Mac, Google Drive loads the loading spinner and remains unresponsive. I've tried all the obvious stuff. Deleting cache files, ...
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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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Google Drive: share office doc as file only (without view)

Whenever I share an office file (.xls) on Google Drive, it opens the link in Google Docs. It usually confuses the person I'm sending the link to, and I need to remind them to file> download and ...
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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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Google Drive - How to move folder to a folder shared with me?

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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Google Docs: images in headers / footers

In MS Word, I think you can put an image into a header and make it take up the full page... this is a workaround to give a page a background image. If I try this in Google docs, the image gets cut off ...
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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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excluding parts of Drive in Google Takeout

I'm trying to do a Takeout of my Google Drive. I selected a ZIP file thinking that it should only take 2 or 3 as I am only using about 4GB of space. However, it came back with 82 files! It appears ...
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Disable "Move Item" warning in Google Drive?

I am using a shared drive on Google Drive, and whenever I move some files around, Google prompts me with this warning: Is there any way to disable it?
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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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Share Google Drive with entire company by default?

I'm on Google Workspace and using a Google "shared drive" to share information with employees (e.g., company holidays, org chart, etc.). Currently, I'm manually giving access to the shared ...
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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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Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document?

Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document? E.g. I have a document shared. Someone makes suggested edits or comments on that document. I ...
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How to be the owner of all files created by someone else on my Google Drive company account

I have multiple freelancers working on my company and using our Google Drive. But every time that I stop working with someone and I revoke their access to my Google Drive, I lose the files they ...
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Giving access to a top-level folder in Google Drive does not seem to reliably grant access to any file in that folder structure

I made a folder in Google Drive, it has several sub-folders a few levels deep, and files and shortcuts in those folders. I am sharing the top-most folder. This is meant for a collaboration with around ...
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Need CODE help with function to List ALL folders AND all files

EDIT: Have now attempted to run the Tedinoz code found in forums here and am able to get filenames but only from two folders within the main folder... The two folders it's NOT reading, have several ...
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'Large' 'If' Formula Help

I am looking for a formula I can put into Google Sheets that finds the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd largest values in column B, but has to be associated with a number 1 in column A. Problem is, column A does ...
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Google Drive folder name on Mac

I'm using GoogleDrive on Mac with latest versions of GoogleDrive for Desktop (63.0.5.0) and macOS (12.6) The root of my GoogleDrive folder that shows up in my Finder used to be named: My Drive ...
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How to save shared folders by Google Drive links in my account

For example someone emails you a link to a shared folder on Google Drive. Is there a way to add it in your Google Drive without downloading and uploading it manually? It would be great if the owner/...
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Find size of Android backup in Google Drive

I have several Android devices I backup to my Google Drive account. I see a backup for each device but there is no information on how much space each backup is using. Is there a way to get the size of ...
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How to download a 33gb file from Google Drive? [duplicate]

I am trying to download a 33,4gb 'anybody with a link' file from Google Drive but it always gets interrupted at around two thirds way through, claiming "network issue", and on resume "...
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How can I download a 33gb file from Google Drive? [duplicate]

I have many files I want to download. I managed to get a 18gb file downloaded by signing up for a google account. There is also larger files, first of which is 33gb and I cannot figure out how to ...
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Find folder in GDrive that not contain a file

I have a well-structured dataset stored in GDrive, in the root folder, I have the days subfolder named in the format YYYYMMDD, and in each subfolder some CSV file with the data. Can you suggest me a ...
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I am trying to send multiple .pdf attachments stored in a drive folder, but this script only attaches the last file [duplicate]

function myFunction() { var html_body = "Estimados ¡Buen día! " + "<br/><br/>" + "Gusto en saludarles, agradezco su apoyo ...
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Making duplicate of folders/subfolders with their contents in Google Drive

Good day everyone ! If this question is not related here, please excuse me and let me know from where I can get an answer. In the Google Drive, I want to copy a folder including it's subfolders (with ...
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How can I change a row to be a text instead of a formular?

I have a row that contains phone-numbers. After "copy/pasting" the values from excel it creates formulars and shows now "#ERROR" instead of the phone number. How can I format this ...
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How do I make a download link using Google Drive

I want to make a Download link for my zip file in Google Drive but I don't seem to know. How do I make a download link for Google Drive zip file for my website please help me.
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Is there a way to redirect google drive links to a totally new website?

I made business cards with a QR code that linked to a google drive folder in which I hosted my portfolio. That was years ago and I still have some cards left. Now I have my own website but was ...
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Permission to move/delete files/folders not created by me on Google Drive

We came into a situation, when we cannot move/remove files created by a user, who is no longer an active member of our organisation. I am aware, of possibility of transferring the ownership. But is ...
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Download single file from publicly shared Google Drive folder without zipping

I'm looking at PDF files in a publicly shared Google Drive folder and I want to download one of the files. I want to download the PDF file only. I do not want to download a .zip file containing the ...
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