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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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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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Lost Files on Google Drive

I cannot locate my 2017 files. I can only see 2018 files. Last thing I remembered was that my storage is almost full. Can't remember what happened after. When I checked my drive, all my 2017 files ...
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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.
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How to view Google Drive Files from connected apps

A free minecraft hosting offers backups to google drive (https://aternos.org/backups/) but they give me no option to download them, I'd still like to have a local copy. I logged into google drive from ...
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Is google app script able to move a specific folder to the other one on google drive on time or condition triggering?

I refer a article to do what I want to move a specific folder to the other one. (The reference article is on the bottom.) Is it possible to move just the content only? I made it. But, it also moves ...
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Google Drive - How can I unzip multiple zip files? (using Wikunia's Google colab/python method)

I actually would've just posted this as a comment under @Wikunia's brilliant colab answer, here, but I'm new (sorry!!): Basically, that works, and it works perfectly, but I'd like to genericise it to ...
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How can I generate a download link which downloads a google drive folder as a zip?

I know it is possible to generate a permanent download link for files on Google Drive. My question here is is there a way to generate a URL which will serve as a permanent download link for a Google ...
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Where are files that I shared with someone going after he deleted them

I recently discovered a really weird behavior with Google Drive. So here is my folder structure: Folder 1 `-- Folder 1-1 `--- File 1-1-1 `-- Folder 1-2 Folder 2 Folder 1 is shared with a friend User ...
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How to move subfolders organized in Google Drive filed together in wrong folder?

How to move multiple subfolders that are organized in Google Drive under a coherent overall project heading that were accidentally all moved together into an unrelated file? Need to pull out this ...
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Can't double-click to open Google Sheet document (Windows with File Stream)

I use Google Drive File Stream on Windows. I used to be able to open a Google spreadsheet from an explorer window just by double-clicking on it like any other file. Now I can only open them by right-...
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Google Drive - Get Image sizes

Is there a script that I can use to get the images sizes within a folder on google drive?
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Is it possible for a Google App Script to convert a file in the cloud?

Is it possible for a Google App Script to take a file from Google Drive, such as a PDF, video, image or .rar file, perform a conversion to it, to convert it to another format, then upload the ...
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Is it possible to convert .rar into .zip in Google Drive?

I have .rar file on Google Drive. I need to convert it into .zip. Is it possible to do so in Google Drive? W/o downloading a file locally, converting and uploading back again.
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Can the superadmin account manage other users drive folders and files?

Assuming a Google Apps Script has been granted authorisation by the superadmin account to manage Drive files & folders, can this script perform operations on other-users Drive folders & files, ...
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How to Create a Google Drive Index

I have a Google Drive drive with multiple folders and subfolders I want to make an Excel index that contains a table of the folder name, and the path of the folder (its web address) I saw that there ...
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Is there a way to add a “Copy to clipboard” button in a google doc?

I have a Google doc that has a bunch of templates that I need to copy and then paste somewhere else. I'm wondering if Google Docs has a function that lets me highlight a paragraph then add a "Copy to ...
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Restrict access to a sub-folder while sharing access to a folder on team drive [duplicate]

This question was asked by Henk Straten on 5 July 2017 and answered by Zach Saucier: I have a Google Drive folder that I want to share with 2 more people. However I would like to restrict one the ...
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Upload from URL (on Google Sheet) to directly in Google Drive

I have a google sheet on which links are generating (by calculation) for downloading / uploading in G-Drive. I want when links are generated, I can upload file (from generated link) to directly in my ...
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Are there any other (faster) ways to browse Google Drive files than the web & desktop versions?

Google's own web version is quite slow to navigate between folders. The desktop version which syncs files (and file aliases to Google Docs) to your desktop filesystem lets you navigate between folders ...
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How to attach a google sheet and send it as an email using GmailApp.sendEmail

I have a google sheet in Google Drive called "Finance 101". I try to attach this file and send it through GMail. I am able to receive the email but it arrived without any file attached. Any help will ...
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Upload Limit of Drive.File.Insert

While I use the following app script code to upload file from URL to GDrive it is executed flawless but when I change the source URL with a large file's URL (more than 1GB) it uploads only 50MB for ...
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Is it possible to create shareable links in G Suite Drive?

I am deciding if I should get G Suite or not. I need to share public files with everyone. Is it possible to create shareable links in G Suite Drive, just like the ones you create in Google Drive ...
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Match an automatic newline with regex find and replace in Google Docs

Google Docs implements regex find/replace, but I've been unable to match newlines that haven't been created explicitly by pressing the enter key. Is there any way to match 'implicit' newlines in ...
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Google Drive and Google photos (delete from Drive without losing them on Photos)

All of my photos are on Google photos. They are stored using the free space with Google's quality rather than the original quality. There is a folder on my Google Drive that is called "Google Photos". ...
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Visualization of how Google storage space is used

Google has a limit of 15 GB storage space per account for consumer (free) accounts. Is there a simple procedure to visualize how the 15GB is used (photos, videos, email, documents)? Ideally, there ...
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Counting files from either Photo or Drive App

The goal is to download all photos stored on Google: then verify that all photos are downloaded with a file count. Photos were synced / backedup with Google-Photos. The procedure to use Google-...
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G Suite Allowing Users Without Access to Certain Files, View Those Files

In G Suite, a user that does not have access to certain folders or files, cannot view them from their Drive dashboard. However, it became apparent to us Friday that if a file is moved, its activity is ...
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How to decouple Google Drive files in 'Computers' and 'My Drive'?

I moved some files and folders on my PC into a folder synced with Google Drive. My intention was that once they were uploaded I would move them to a non-synced folder on my Drive, thereby keeping the ...
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How to open multiple images from Google Drive at once

I want to be able to select multiple (30+) jpeg/png images from a folder in Google Drive. I then want to open all of those images in a new tab for each one. This could be achieved by individually ...
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Deleting photo from a desktop folder synced with Drive Backup and Sync deletes from Google Photos?

I have found what I believe is a bug in Google Photos and Google Backup and Sync. UPDATE: I got this tweet from Google which basically answers the question, though I think it's still unintuitive at ...
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How can I change multiple collaborators to “comment only”, at once?

If I happen to have many people individually editing a shared folder in Google Drive, how can I easily downgrade everybody's access on files that I add? The situation in which this would be needed is ...
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How to move Google Photos albums to Google Drive folders?

This is the closest question the web and is closed to replies: How can I copy a Google Photo Album into a shared Google Drive Folder? I find it silly that I can't organize or archive Albums into ...
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How can view details of a Google Docs' document while editing it?

I want to be able to view the Folder (location) and other info (file size, etc.)
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Google Drive & Dropbox apps don’t connect through the work office network

I installed both Google Drive and Dropbox on my business laptop. From my home, both applications connect with the network but in the office they don’t. What can I check? What can I do to establish a ...
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Track Changes, View “Final” in Google Docs?

Google Docs has a feature called "Suggesting" which is similar to Microsoft Word's "Track Changes". In Microsoft Word, once you have made your changes there is an option to view the file with "Final"....
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Mts meta info is not view able via Google Drive

The data is there, but Google Photos/Drive seems to ignore it. Is it not viewable in anyway?
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IMAGE from Google Drive in Google Sheets [duplicate]

I have the following image on a cell in my Google Sheets: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C9KL2vEhnZOVdCe2qUG5MZomw3jpvCiX When I use the formula =IMAGE(A1), the cell with the image stays white... ...
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Disallowing multiple logins from same account on Google Drive

My business model mandates sharing a folder containing a vault of videos with my clients. Unfortunately, when I share the video vault with one client, they can in turn share their Google login with ...