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Questions tagged [google-drive]

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Moving newly added files from one Google Drive account to another

I'm trying to put an automation in place that will move any new added files from a Google Drive account to another. Does anyone have any idea what would be the best way to do this?
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Trying to send request after unblocking someone

-My girlfriend blocked and unblocked me a couple of times and now she can't send a friend request anymore what must she do?
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Manage Apps-only show product option [closed]

For have complete environment for machine learning, I have created new Email specially for data science, to use it's Google Drive only for this purpose, but when I went to Google Drive/Settings/Manage ...
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Google Drive: Completely stop sharing

After finishing a project, I am trying to stop the sharing with collaborators. I am following Google instructions here, but the folder and files still shows the shared icon (one people over the ...
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How to find out what is taking up Google Drive space?

I had a promotion active on my Google drive that gave me 200GB for 2 years. That promotion is up now and I seem to be using 48GB out of the 17GB allowed for free accounts. This affects my gmail as ...
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How do we change existing field and values properties of a file in google drive using Google Apps Script?

There is a PDF file in google drive with properties field : findev and value : ert87t So now how can we modify the existing field and value's to field : dyndata and value : tgb65. how can we do this ...
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How to prevent accidentally deletion of spreadsheets

I am using google drive sheets every day and today i deleted a folder by mistake so please share me the ways how to prevent the sheet deleting it
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Software that would convert Google documents to .docx

Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt? Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.
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How do I search inside of text file and have output on Google Drive?

Let's say I have a text file named Names.txt, it contains that lines: John Jane ohio mark newzelland mark zucherberg hell When I search "mark" or just mark it tells me it is inside of Names.txt. ...
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Google app script on how to create a pdf from the data received from an html form of its spreadsheet and send the pdf file via email

Google app script on how to create a pdf from the data received from an html form of your spreadsheet and send the pdf file via email - I would like to create a pdf file from the data recorded on the ...
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Copy sheet to new spreadsheet folder in selected folder

I know that I'm asking a simple question, but surprisingly, I haven't been able to find where my exact question has been asked before. Here's the situation: (This is method 1) I've got a sheet within ...
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Automatic backup on Google Drive folder on same account

I've added an account on Google Drive with a folder used as a server for our documents. Is there a way to make a scheduled backup/sync of that folder in another in the same account?
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How can I color parts of a chart differently in google sheets

I have a chart on google sheets, and I want to label certain heights of the chart by changing the background color. For example, anything above 50 the background should be yellow, and anything below ...
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Notification whenever new sheets are added to shared google-drive spreadsheet

I am using google-drive mostly through Chrome on Linux Ubuntu. I would like to get notified whenever new sheets are added to a spreadsheet shared by many people. I've added the notification rule "If ...
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What is GoogleDrive permission merge policy?

Suppose I have a Group that grants Read permission on specific file, and a User within the Group that has Write permission. In that case, what is the permission conflict policy? From the ...
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Deleting old/unwanted files

If I no longer in need of a shared document that I do not own, can I delete it without bothering anyone else’s (owners included)
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How do we add custom properties to a google drive file(PDF) using Google Apps Script?

function addCustomProperty(fileId) { var property = { key: 'department', value: 'Sales', visibility: 'PUBLIC' }; Drive.Properties.insert(property, fileId); }
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Removing a large dataset of pictures from google drive

I accidentally extracted a zip of a pet dataset into my google drive directory. Now I have like 30,000 cat and dog images in my directory that I can't get rid of. Due to the number of images in my ...
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How to use the PIXLR editor on Google Drive images

I am trying to use an editor in Google Drive images — the PIXLR editor —, but is giving me errors as shown in the screenshot below. I had an image which when I wanted to open In last screenshot ...
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What happens to files when deleted from a shared folder which has been added to their Google Drive?

In our company we have a shared folder which has a lot of resources in that the whole team accesses. Somehow one of the sub folders was "Removed" and I can not work out how to recover the affected ...
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Google Apps script to convert 1000s of pdfs to Google Docs

Can a Google Apps script be written to convert 1000s of PDFs to Google Docs? Currently you have to open individual PDFs one-by-one "Open with Google Docs" to perform this transformation. This is my ...
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Google Drive gets stuck on creating a zip file when I try to download an entire folder

I'm trying to download an entire folder from the Google Drive website: However, it gets stuck at the "zipping" stage and doesn't proceed to download: This happens whether it's a large folder or a ...
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Get Google Backup and Sync to only sync 1 file at a time instead of 3?

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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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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Shared documents doesn't remove from view in Google Sheets and Docs

I'm trying to delete a file that I have accessed through a link and therefore appears in my Google Docs or Sheets. They are documents that don't appear in my Drive because it has not been explicitly ...
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Maintain URLs of Subfolders and Files on Google Drive for Image Hosting

Is it possible to maintain a file's original filename on Google Drive? I'm trying to see if I can use Google Drive to host images for a website I'm building. Right now, the shareable-link generates a ...
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How to prevent Google Drive from OCR scanning your image files?

I realized that image files in Google Drive are 'ocr scanned' for words (letters, numbers). Because they appear in Google Drive search results afterwards... Is it possible to disable this automatic '...
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Can I list multiple folders in Google Drive in Search Results if I know their IDs?

If I have a folder with ID (obtained from URL): ABCD and I type in the search form of Google Drive: parent:ABCD I get all files & folders that reside in that folder. However can I do something ...
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How do you delete shared drives from google drive

I recently worked with a file from a link, now it is indexed in my "Shared with me" folder and is taking up space in my drive folder. It lists itself as a shared drive but I can't delete it and if ...
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Storing a file in Google Drive using download link

I want to upload a file in google drive using the download link; in fact I want google to download my file and store it to its drive. I've search the web but no way except downloading the file, then ...
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Changing permissions on Google Drive file/folder

I was wondering if anyone could help me, I have a script that I would like to create but I am not sure where to start. I would like a script that takes selected files/folders in Google Drive and sets ...
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Can the order of items in Google Drive sidebar be changed

I'd like to change the order of the items listed in the Google Drive sidebar - I often access starred items and would like that to come right after Google Drive (in the default location of Computers). ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Why my Google Drive Usage Statistics are not getting updated?

I am trying to create space in my Google Drive by deleting files but my usage statistics are still showing that my quota is almost used up. I deleted all my files in Google Drive and emptied trash; I ...
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Why am I receiving access requests on my “Public on the web” Google drive folder?

I've linked a variety of Google Drive folders containing public documents to my organization's website for ease of updating. These are all set to "Public on the web" as seen here: So clearly not ...
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Insert image to spreadsheet from google drive folder, png image dose not show, why?

Update It is now working,i dont know if google fix it or what. But if i use the image function and use the script below to find the id from the folder it works. Here is my final text if someone would ...
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No way to access admin of Google team drives?

My CEO and I both have super admin access to our google for business account but in the drive settings there are no options to set up or edit our team drives. We previously had a CTO who set them up ...
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Can I filter Drive emails by doc ID?

I want to filter all Drive comment notification emails for a couple particular docs to get a particular label? Is this possible? I had hoped that either searching for the 34-character ID from the URL ...
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If i give access to file to a third party in Google Team Drive, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted?

If I created files on Google team drive and added a third party to it, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted? Will the third party still has access to those files?
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How can I get the Google Drive webapp/window to open documents in their own separate webapp/window?

In chrome://apps/, all my webapps are set to "open as a window". I have also created shortcuts for them. I basically want Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to open in their respective app when I double ...
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Is there any way to automatically upload things to Google Photos but NOT Google Drive?

I'm using Google's Backup and Sync tool to automatically save photos from my hard drive onto the cloud. The problem is that I want my photos to go into Google Photos but NOT into Google Drive. In ...
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How can I easily link to a bunch of files in my Google Drive from a Google Sheet (in the same account/drive)?

I have a bunch of PDF files in a single folder (say "myPDFs") in my Google Drive. I have a Google Sheet stored in the same Google Drive. One column of this Sheet has the filenames of the PDF files. (...
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How does Gmail/Google drive “family” storage sharing work?

I'm unclear as to how "sharing your drive with a family member" works. My wife and I both have free Gmail accounts. We are both maxed out close to 15GB each. My question: If I purchase (say) a 200 ...
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Syncing Google Photos to Google Drive?

Google previously had a way of having a Google Photos folder in Google Drive. So that anything say automatically synced into Google Photos would be shown in Google Drive. But recently (2019), they ...
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How to access all public files shared by one user in Google Drive

Is it possible to access all public files in Google Drive if I have only one link? They are are obviously public as I can access the ones where I have a link, but I would like to obtain links to other ...
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G Suite discussion forum that works with G Suite lists/groups? [closed]

My university has G Suite, and creates some G Suite lists, e.g., C-ABC123-Fall2019@example.com, which has all students enrolled in the course ABC123 in Fall, 2019. The G Suite domain is there, rather ...
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Complex sharing permissions on Google Drive

I have a folder on Google Drive for a small group that I manage, let's call that the Master folder. Within it are a load of sub-folders (around 20). The main folder acts like a kind of 'drive' in ...
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Can I use photos on my personal google drive account for my business website?

Hi I am thinking of images that are used on my website on to the public folder of my google drive account and access it using <img src="some.gdrive.link.com">. Can I use google drive in such way ...
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Tagging or Labelling System For Google Drive?

Whats the closest to or best options for 'tagging' or 'labeling' files in Google Drive. Similar to how 'labels' work in Gmail ideally. I guess will be via an add-on. Ideal features include renaming ...
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Transfer ownership from my personal Google Drive account to Google Suite for Education

In my personal Google Drive I have a folder and we are migrating to Google Suite for Education. From my personal user I shared that folder to my new Google Suite user with no problem. I want to ...