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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Git versioning Google Drive folder

I noticed that it is possible to explore Google Drive from Nautilus in Gnome. So I created a folder and inside it I tried to open a terminal and git clone a repo of mine from GitLab in there. It didn'...
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How do I upload "an old SD card full of photos" to Google Photos (from Windows laptop)?

Context I have an old SD card full of old photos. (I've actually copied the card to a folder on my laptop) Goal Upload all 800 pictures to Google Photos in "one shot". (i.e. All 800 at once. ...
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How to download a Google Drive data files/documents without Google Photos included in the Takeout?

I recently attempted to download all Google Drive data from Takeout. When making my selections such as from "Multiple formats", "Advanced settings", and "All Drive data ...
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Managing duplicates photos & videos in both Google Drive & Google Photos?

The relatively recent divorce between Drive & Photos still has me a bit confused. Though to be honest, I was never really sure of this question: Before the changes, when I shared a Drive folder ...
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I'm below Google One's free storage limit (<15GB used) but family plan is running out of space

I joined a relative's family plan. I'm below Google One's free storage limit (<15GB used) but his family plan is running out of space. The paying family member and others are using most of the ...
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Same link different file on Google Drive

I previously provided the URL of my files on Google Drive, however those files were accidentally erased from my Google Drive, and now I want to upload fresh files to the same shared link. Is there a ...
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Is it possible to redirect a shared Drive document to another inbox?

In my school district, we use Google Workspace for Education Plus, and I have full access to the Google Admin Console. I recently had to redirect all emails from a specific parent to a new account ...
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Do Google Chat attachments take up your Gmail storage space?

I remember with Hangouts, there wasn't any limit on the photos you could send, and I didn't think they took up any Drive storage space. Do Google Chat attachments take up space in your Drive?
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Multiple Local Accounts w/ GoogleDrive.app (local app) [migrated]

I am setting up a single Win10 computer that I want multiple staff (eg. 4) to have local access to, each with their own local user account. Our organization uses Google Apps (whatever the Enterprise ...
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Google drive shared folder showing in two different locations. How to make it just one?

A subfolder in a shared folder is showing up in two different locations within that shared folder. When I search for files within that subfolder, results from only one of those locations show up for ...
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Definitive list of indexed file types in Google Drive

I am trying to use Google Drive to run my day to day, but I use a lot of Markdown files (.md) linked to LogSeq for my note taking. Google Drive on the web will find the file name, but it fails to find ...
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gdURL permalinks no longer working

gdURL.com provides a free service where one can create direct permalinks for google drive files. I have used it for a few years now, and haven't had any issues. Now, whenever I (or a third party) try ...
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Share Google Drive files on a Facebook Group?

In our group we have archived Zoom calls stored on Google Drive. To make it easier for out group members to browse and download past calls, we'd prefer to have the download links shown also on our ...
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Present Google Drive search as a folder

Is there any way to present Google Drive search results as though they are a distinct folder? For example, suppose I have a folder named "Invoices" that contains files like this: ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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How do I find where the Google Form is saved?

I've started a contract at a small company to update all their google forms. The forms were set up 5 years ago by the last contractor. Unfortunately this means none knows where the forms are saved on ...
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How to find Google-proprietary files (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, etc.)

My employer had a kind of "Google for life" plan for GSuite/Drive from years ago, but the current proposition from Google apparently is too costly and we must reduce space to respect a quota....
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Received Access Request for Unshared Google Drive Folder

I received an access request for an unshared folder. I don't know how this folder link could have gone public as I have never--under any circumstances--shared this folder. It is still unshared: My ...
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Google Drive Virtual Drive on Windows not showing drive capacity

I have a Google Drive subscription from the website it shows 48GB used of 2048GB however the Virtual Drive shows only 9.23GB of 446GB available. What could be wrong with the Google Virtual drive?
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Can an "Editor" in a folder delete files within that folder?

I created a folder in Google Drive, and I can share that folder with other users. I can select one of these permissions when sharing: Viewer Commenter Editor (Organise, add and edit files) My ...
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Google Drive - how to open files in a new tab by default without having to preview in a modal window in the same tab first

In Google Drive on the web, when looking at a folder that contains many files like images or audio files, I want to be able to click or cmd-click many files in the list and have them open in new tabs ...
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See views for Videos or PDFs uploaded to Google Drive?

Is it possible to get the number of views for a file uploaded to Drive, similarly to the Activity Dashboard you can use in Google Docs or Sheets? We have several videos and PDFs in a shared resource ...
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Does a Google Doc's Version History count against your Storage Quota?

Google Drive recently changed their policy so that Google Docs count against your storage quota. Google Docs, by default, keeps a detailed version history of your document, so my question is whether ...
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Google drive backup : How do I sync only from my computer to drive?

I have configured a streaming backup for my computer on drive. But I see the drive and my computer is synced both ways, that is when I delete something on my computer it gets reflected on drive and ...
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Accidentally removed a folder from google drive (web)

I accidentally removed a folder from google drive (web). Then I checked the trash folder, I saw nothing. But trash removes file/folder every 30days, but this incident just happened 30sec ago, Can ...
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How to fix "Limit Exceeded: Email Total Attachments Size" with Google App script?

I've been running this amazing script (provided in full, below) with great success (thanks to user tedinoz!) but have recently been getting an error that reads "Exception: Limit Exceeded: Email ...
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Problems when copy pasting a sheet in google spreadsheets

I have recently started using spreadsheets in the cloud, and having some problems with the most basic of tasks. I have a location in my google drive. There there is a spreadsheet. This has only one ...
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In Google Drive, when making a share or download link for a file/folder, how can you make the Owners information private?

I'm trying to share some files and folders while still keeping some levels of privacy When creating a SHARE link for a folder, anyone who gets the link can see the System properties to the right that ...
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Why are all my Google Docs automatically zoomed out and the doc is far away from the controls? Zooming in does not fix, it makes controls disappear

There is too much grey space between the doc and the left-hand controls. Zooming into the doc does not fix this. This issue is across all my documents, and somehow has been set as a default on my ...
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Google Drive menu problem

In the Google Drive (web) menu, buttons highlighted with red are not working for me.
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Receive notifications if connected apps change anything on Google Drive

I have Google Drive connected to my Trello account. This means that Trello has access to my Google Drive. Can I ban Trello from deleting files from my Google account? Can I receive a notification if ...
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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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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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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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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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