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 to prevent people modifying PowerPoint presentations with Google Slides when shared in Google Drive?

We create presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint, which we share with colleagues in Google Drive. (Note: We use Drive for historical reasons - moving to OneDrive is not currently an option). ...
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In Google Drive, how do you quickly move a recent file to the current folder?

When I'm in a Google Drive folder, what's the easiest way to display "recent files", and move selected files from the "recent" list to that current folder? I'm looking for either......
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Removing shared files on Google Drive

I am trying to clear out google files that I do not need. They are documents my children needed for school during the COVID shutdown. I was able to remove several of them however there are some that I ...
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How do you move Google Drive folders from one account to another? [duplicate]

I have a domain/email x@foo.com with 2 folders, photos and documents, and I would like to completely delete this domain from my domain registrar, and get rid of the old email address x@foo.com, and ...
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How to remove the mounted Google drive in local PC [migrated]

I have a question about new Google drive for PC The other day, I installed new google drive for PC in my PC. Then, the Google drive were connected on the PC as a new drive. I only need folders for ...
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Where do I see the list of recent notifications in google drive webapp?

I got a few notifications on my phone. Examples: Someone commented on a doc and tagged me. Another shared a file with me. I'd like to see these notification on my desktop. Where do I see the list of ...
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How can I view all folders or files selected for offline access? [migrated]

I have Google Drive on my work PC linked to our company Google account. We have hundreds of folders, thousands of sub folders. Over the last 6 months, I have selected some for offline access, but I am ...
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Can I set meta tags for a Google Drive folder so a link to that shared folder has a proper twitter/reddit preview?

When I share a link to a Google Drive folder on Reddit, Twitter, etc., those sites will crawl the link looking for meta tags in the html. The meta tags tell the site how to represent the link in a ...
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Get list of Google Drive folders into Google Sheet

I am trying to be a little organized, and want a way to get a list of all folders in my Google Drive in Google Sheet. It should not have the Files, only folders. I was able to find following code, but ...
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Where does saved template of gmail stored?

After doing some research, I found that the templates are saved in Google drive, so I designed some templates and saved them in a folder in the Google drive, but when I tried to insert the template ...
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How can I delete a bunch of shared folders from my google drive?

I am not listed as a collaborator or owner of any of these files. When I click on the "Share" button, my name isn't listed anywhere in there. But somehow they're all shared with me. How can ...
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change sharing permissions in google web app code

So I have a bot on google drive that among other things sorts files in folders. In the partial code below they are looped and placed in PASS or FAIL folders. The problem I have is that the files get ...
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Google search not finding owned by me and shared with specific user

I’m trying to get a particular search to work in Google Drive and it’s defeating me. Situation – I want to find all folders/documents owned by me and shared with a specific user. Reading the ...
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Easy way to synch folder using Google Drive for desktop latest release [migrated]

Since Google drive synch application tool "Backup" has been discontinued, I am forced to install "Google drive for Desktop". I just want to synch my local folder to google drive. I ...
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Google Drive now counts shared files against your storage?

I see that there is a bug or 'new feature' A file shared with me (owned by another account) is showing Type Image Size 4.6 MB Storage used 4.6 MB Owner 'another account' So apparently shared files now ...
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Why does Google Drive dowload this file as tsv?

I have tried to download all files at once on Google Drive and Google Drive saved the fileas as a single file in tsv format (8,5 GB compacted). When I download each file at time Google Drive saves the ...
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Why aren't Google Workspace settings propagating to all users?

I administer a Google Workspace. We have run into an issue where one user, and only one user, in our organization is running into issues with privileges when he tries to move files from one shared ...
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How to show Google Group name in Google Drive "Who has access"?

I am new to Google Workspace and have just started using Google Groups. I created a dev group and shared some folders in Google Drive with the group. The problem is that I cannot check which group has ...
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Are cross-referenced URIs in google drive documents preserved after Google Takeout?

Background Google has a service that allows you to export/backup/migrate your google drive documents and contents to another system. Its called takeout.google.com This service allows for the user to ...
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How can i restore File/folder structure in Google Drive [duplicate]

I have shared a folder with a few colleague, one of the colleague accidentally deleted the shared folder which caused all the files and folders that was owned by me to return to my root folder under ...
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deleting file off my drive but not shared drive

I want to delete files off mydrive but keep them on the shared drive. I have tried to change ownership of the file but goggle won't let me. Can anyone help. I have googled everything on this subject ...
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How do I link to a specific file without giving users access to my entire Google Drive? Anyone with the link can see my whole Drive

When I get a link to a file in my Google Drive and share it with someone else, they are able to see my entire Google Drive. How can I restrict access to ONLY the file I am giving the link for?
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Where is the Apps Script located which Google Account is referring to?

Scenario Under myaccount.google.com > security > Third party apps page, there are a few App Scripts apps listed, like so: But there is no link or project ID or any way to actually reach or ...
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Google doc access to anyone but keeping mastercopy as it is

I have one google document - which i like to keep as a master copy/template. I want to allow users without any kind of email/account to access this master copy - edit something and save it to doc file ...
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How to directly download large file on Google Drive?

I am trying to download a large file on Google Drive still shows anti virus scan page. How do I bypass that page and get direct link for large file. I try API https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v3/files/...
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transferring all photos via Shared library method (failed)

I have a google account with domain @gmail.com Let this be account A I have an google workspace account with domain @somedomain.com Let this be account B. I would like to transfer all photos ...
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Getting the ThumbnailLink of a freshly created File in GAS

I've been trying create a file and then access its ThumbnailLink in GAS. this works well - let _file = DriveApp.createFile("TEMPFILE.svg", svg); let file = Drive.Files.get(_file.getId()); (...
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Create subfolder without inheriting sharing

I have a folder that is shared with a lot of people. I would like to create a subfolder that is shared with only one of them. By default, creating a subfolder will inherit the sharing settings of the ...
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How can multiple people upload to Google Drive with the same "Last modified" name on each upload?

We run a service that involves uploading deliverables to our clients' Google Drives. Our client shares a Google Drive folder with us, and we have multiple contractors uploading the files. The problem: ...
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Search finds file, but cannot see it in web interface [duplicate]

Using windows 10 web interface to Google Drive. I have found that if I search (from My Drive) for file called 'Third Test document for Test folder.docx' the file is found. The related file ...
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why does some Google Sheet show a "file size"?

I thought all Google Sheets don't take up storage quota. What does this mean? There are no picture clips or anything additional to the last file than the others.
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Get the title and other metadata of a PDF using Google Apps Script

I have a lot of research papers in my google drive. They are all in PDF format. To better manage this large collection of papers (>1k), I want to make a simple table (a Google sheet), in which I ...
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Share a PDF file but keep the comments private

I would like to share ~50 pdf files with my collaborator, but not the private comments I have on those files. I wonder if this is possible on Google drive. The easiest solution will be keeping two ...
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Find document's location in Google Drive when you have read-only privilege

Someone has shared a Google Drive document with me (through shared link). I don't know the exact location of that document in folder system. I need to be able to locate this document not only via ...
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How to disable Google Backup and Sync notifications?

In the past week, every time I boot up Windows 10 (Google Backup and Sync is set to launch at startup), I get the following annoying popup: Even if I click "Dismiss", the next time I boot ...
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Google Calendar cannot make event without myself

I have my own calendar, and I am also the administrator of my boss's calendar. When I create an event for my boss, it also puts that event onto my calendar. I cannot figure out how to remove that ...
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Is there any circumstance in which Google Photos and Google Drive loses everything at once?

A friend of mine insists she has lost all her Google Photo backups and everything from her Google Drive. It's all empty and nothing in the trash. She had some cellphone get destroyed and got another ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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How to Purchase Additional Drive Storage with Legacy GSuite

Our business uses a Legacy Free Addition of G Suite. We purchased additional storage in Google Drive for one of our users. We now want to purchase addition storage for a second user. However, we are ...
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Is there any good way to annotate an shared or linked Google Photo album?

With a Google Photos album, shared via a link is there any way to: Annotate a photo with line drawings or text beyond the description? Reorder the photos?
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Can a script on Google Docs or Google Sheets really access all my Google Drive files?

I see this security risk listed in my google account security check-up: "App details Has access to: See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive See, edit, create and delete ...
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Goto specific page in embeded google drive document? [duplicate]

Hi amazing HeroStacks So as title suggest, I have an embedded google drive document (.pdf), where my webpage loads a window with a 36 page interactive brochure. My goal is to be able to link to a ...
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how to know where my data is saved in google collab

Somebody shares a folder with me on Google Drive and I am trying to make a copy of that folder in my own Google Drive account with google colab but after copying some files the disk space of google ...
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Download Google Drive folder with documents in ODT format

I've been using Google Drive for a while, however today when I downloaded all my documents created in Google Drive I just noticed that all of them are saved as docx. I've been looking for a way to ...
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Empty Export Link when trying to get specific Revision of a File using Google Drive API

I'm trying to get the export links to a specific revision of a pdf file. I have the correct file id and revision id and when I try to get the export links using Revision.Get() ,link :https://...
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Permanently remove already removed shared files from Google Drive

A few years ago, I had a massive shared directory (shared by me) in my Google Drive with a lot of files (5,000+). This directory was used by multiple users. However, I deleted that directory some time ...
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Can we make copy / download published Google Docs shared by others?

I have a Google Doc link which looks something like this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTka35LEjmhp_0Fa8hUkWJazZSkGG5tO0phXt9lKrFdeh0nbPv-YyVjhsZGgGmdWWXELA9yl-ZXCesU/pub You can ...
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Access Control Priorities?

Does Google Drive process Share permissions like an Access Control List? For example, suppose I have: me@gmail.com - View Only group@googlegroups.com - Edit If "me@gmail.com" is also in ...
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How can I add a shortcut to another Google Drive folder?

A friend of mine has a couple of documents in a Google Drive folder (let's say X). And I have the rest of the files in another folder, let's say Y. How can I add a link inside Y so that folder X is ...
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How to see the message that I sent while sharing a file or folder in Google Drive

I'm using Chrome Version 90.0.4430.212. The message window doesn't have a "Send a copy to myself" checkbox. In my opinion, emailing the recipient to forward the message is not a smart ...

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