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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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Is it possible to upload folders to the Drive while maintaining folder hierarchy?

Issue: When I upload select folders to Google Drive, they're all on the same hierarchical level. For example, from "D:\folder\subfolder" and "D:\folder2", if "subfolder" and "folder2" are selected ...
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How to map a device to specific folder in Drive [on hold]

I have an ebook reader, and I have a Google Drive folder like this: work education books lectures videos ... I would like to somehow map the folder books to the device, as in everything in the ...
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Google Backup and Sync - Only One Direction

I am using 'Google Backup and Sync', to sync a directory in my local machine with my Google Drive storage. After the sync has completed for the first time, I deleted some of the content in my local ...
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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Make Drive resources available to all users in organization

My company uses G Suite Basic. I have a handful of company resources that I'd like to make visible and available to everyone in the company via their Drive - things like employee handbook, benefits ...
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How to see all files shared to a specific user Google Drive?

Context: You want to find all the files/folders that you have access to or are part of your organization which are shared to a specific user. This is an important ability to security if you need to ...
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How many times the file is downloaded?

I've shared a file on Google Drive publicly. Can I see how many times the file is downloaded? Many storage clouds have this possibility, I did not find this option in Google Drive. And that's ...
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Get Google Backup and Sync to only sync one file at a time instead of three?

I have Google Backup and Sync set to upload all files in a folder to Google Drive. The default behavior seems to sync 3 files simultaneously. Is there any way to set it to sync only one file at a time?...
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Is it possible to copy files from (Google Drive) Team Drive to My Drive?

(The following assumes using the web interface) In Google Drive, if a user wants to make a copy of a file, they can drag it to a new location while holding the Control key (on Windows; possibly ...
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Google Drive showing device data without my consent [closed]

I signed in three Google accounts on my android phone. In Google account synchronization settings, I unchecked Google Drive so that no data from Google Drive server synced to phone and no data from ...
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notification for google drive changes made to a google sheet

can I have a notification sent to an outside email address when a file in a google drive folder has a change by me?
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Apps Script to search for names and file paths in folders by name

I'm making apps script to find files that don't contain the names "Done" and "InProgress". The script that I have created is like this: function testSearch(){ var sheet = SpreadsheetApp....
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Why does Google Drive report “There was a problem playing this audio file” for valid MP3 files?

I have converted some recorded audio (sermons from our church) to MP3 using Audacity. I uploaded them to Google drive so we can send links to people who missed a service but when I try to test them by ...
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Google Drive grid view not functioning properly

I've been using grid view in Google Drive for several years, but over the last couple of weeks it has become so funky and slow (takes so long to load everything 'below the fold' I'm guessing) that it ...
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How to change the name of my machine

I have two machines that I use to sync specific folders. When browsing on drive.google.com I am unable to tell the difference between 'My Laptop' and 'My Laptop (1)'. Does anyone know how to change ...
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How to record the file mtime in google drive?

If I create a file locally today and upload it to Google Drive tomorrow, Google will record its Last modified time as the tomorrow's upload time. How do I make it record the local mtime instead?
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How to automate conversion of all my Google docs to PDF or office?

The other day I decided to back up my entire Google Drive to my encrypted external hard drive. After one day downloading I managed to do it (including the pictures). Anyway, I should have known better:...
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Changed my Google password, but google drive (Backup & Sync) from PC has still access

I changed today my Google Account password (from my Phone at the website), after that i started my PC and recognized that google drive (Backup & Sync) from PC has still access to my Account and is ...
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Copy Sheet To New Spreadsheet

I want to copy one sheet in the Spreadsheet file into a new Spreadsheet file. The sheet that I want to copy contains formulas, I want to just copy the value to a new Spreadsheet file. I have made the ...
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Google Apps Script, MimeType.MICROSOFT_WORD will list only .docx

I am using a Google Apps Script to list Word files in a folder, however this will work only for .docx files, not .doc. Any idea? var folderID = "ID#" var sourceFolder = DriveApp.getFolderById(...
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When sharing folders on Google Drive do users know who else the folder is shared with? [duplicate]

I want to invite various people to a shared Google Drive folder but do not want each of the users (except myself) to see the names of the other users with which the folder has been shared.
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Streaming MP3s from Google Drive with download prevented

I need to share a folder of documents, including Word docs, PDFs and MP3s but want to disable the download button. I realise I can't share content and completely prevent people from taking a copy, but ...
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How to list total files for every subfolder in Google Drive?

On google drive I have a directory with over 1000 subfolders. I want to list all subfolders with the total amount of files for each subfolder. This is the script I got so far but it doesn't work cause ...
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How to download Google Drawings files 'raw' from Google Drive?

When creating a file in Google Drawings, the file is saved in Google Drive. As "backup", I would like to download a drawing from Google Drive in a format that I can later upload again and open and ...
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Is it possible to have my Google Drive documents on my desktop some how?

I have about 20 documents on my Google Drive that I constantly and continuously edit. Is there a way to have quick access to them from my desktop? I use to just pin them in my browser but I can not ...
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Bulk permissioning of Team Drives

I've been looking through the documentation but am coming up empty handed. How can I assign permissions in bulk across multiple team drives? For instance, a new hire needs to be given Commenter ...
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Google Docs Pages Connected

Today in my English class, I was working in a Google Doc and was bored. I double clicked on the space between pages. All of a sudden, the pages sort of "connected." I had seen this happen on ...
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Give a File on Google Drive Both a Name and an Alias

I have a bunch of shared files on Google Drive with names like file-061, file-102, file-125 and so on. I'd like to have an alias, say, file-current, that points to the most recent instance of the ...
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How can I get Google Drive to display file or folder size?

I noticed that there is a column but it is not populated for neither my folders nor my files. I want to verify that files and folders I transfer to Google Drive match where they came from. If you ...
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Is there any way to move complete Google Drive to another Google Drive at once?

I know we can easily migrate files from Google Drive to Google Drive via Share option. But, here my problem is I want to move my domain account drive complete data to another domain account drive. So, ...
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How to apply two general rules to Google Drive sharing?

In G Suite's Google Drive, I can set my folder's permissions to: Anyone who has the link can view, or Anyone at Your Organization who has the link can edit (add, edit, and organize) I want both, and ...
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Google Drive: huge difference between file size and storage used

As you can see in the image below, a file that is 68MB is somehow using up 1GB of storage in my google drive. I have a few other files with this issue. I have uploaded multiple versions of this file ...
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How can I automatically update a given document on Google Drive?

I have an old PC that I use only to run numerical simulations, while doing most of the work on my laptop. Being often out, I can't always have easy physical access to the former, with the obvious pain ...
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Does Google Drive 'Contributor' Permission allow malicious users to permanently delete file contents?

In my attempts to use Google Drive for some automated important data backups, I'm making use of the API and a Service Account to upload data to a Team Drive. The account only has 'Contributor' access ...
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Auto refresh screens of my friends

Every 5 min I am uploading a file on Google Drive using backup and synchronize option. Let's say the file name is stockchart.jpg image file Now I am sharing this file with my 25 friends every day. ...
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How to adjust the columns in Google Drive?

I am wondering if it's possible to move the columns in Google Drive with your files. I know in Windows Explorer it is possible (see screenshot 2) Screenshot 1: Screenshot 2:
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Do Google Photos' images take up quota when appearing in Google Drive's Google Photos folder?

In the following scenario: Google Photos is set to "high quality", i.e. not included in quota Google Drive always seems to take quota for media Google Drive is set to show Google Photos Will images ...
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How can I see backups for corporate accounts in Google Drive?

I have a personal and a corporate Google account, the corporate being in the domain of my company. When I head to my personal account, I see a tab "backups" in the left side of the page as shown in ...
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Google Docs Prevent Download

I using GSuite product for my company, however we are working with outsource team. That guy will working (eg. editing) with several GDocs, GSheet file. I wanted to disable download feature on GDocs ...
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Get excel in sharepoint to google drive

Is there any way to import an excel file located in a sharepoint into a google drive site?
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What happens to a Google Docs history and comments when a user is deleted

If a user is deleted from an organization (no ownership transfer, etc. just deleted), and that user had collaborated on some Google Docs shared with them (not owned by them), what happens to the ...
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Google Drive with same account on different gadget

If you uploaded a file to your Google Drive on your computer will your phone/tab that had the same account will be notified of the file?
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How to publish a PDF file stored in Google Drive on a Google Sites?

I published a Google Sites webpage for anybody to access it with links to PDF files (presentations for my classes). Unfortunately, anybody who tries to download the PDF files needs special permission ...
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Add file submitted to specific folder based on answer in google forms

I'm trying to create different subfolders for uploaded files based on the multiple choice question i have in one of my google forms. The form is for certain locations, so based on the location that ...
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Create an overview of users that can edit / view specific folders within Google Drive

We have a share Google Drive environment where different folders are shared with several people. Per folder I can see who currently has access to the folder. For compliance purposes I want to create ...
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Google Sheets table of data wont create graph accurately?

So I am trying to convert some data into a scatter plot using google sheets. But 2 problems: 1) when I try and order the x and y so that the graph has x data on x and y on y it inverts it. May this ...
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Have file always listed first in Google Drive directory

When viewing Google Drive in Grid View, is there a way to have a specific file always listed first within a directory? One obvious solution is to add something like "000" to the beginning of the file ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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Can't download large file from Google Drive as one single folder, always splits into multiple parts

I was able to download a file (over 70GB when already uploaded as a zip file) with no problems 6 months ago but now it splits everything into multiple zip files? Why is this?
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How do I give write only access to a Google TeamDrive subfolder

I setup a TeamDrive with sub-folders (handins and handouts). I want people to be able to write to the handins folder but not view, and view and edit in the handouts folder.