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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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How to copy contents of one folder to another in Google Drive

I don't see any option to copy contents of one folder to another other than "Make a copy" which creates duplicates in same folder, which is difficult when we have about 300 files in a folder. I don't ...
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What sorts of permissions does “connect apps to drive” grant?

I want to create a Colaboratory notebook in my Google Drive. To do so, it seems I first have to "connect" the Colaboratory app. Will this implicitly give that app permission to access all of my ...
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How to search Team Drive for documents with suggestions

We have a lot of documents in various Team Drives which have suggestions made by employees which need to be taken care of by whoever is responsible for each Team Drive. By this I mean suggestions ...
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how to move Google Docs to Microsoft Onedrive preserving hyperlinks? [closed]

Our company is shutting down our Google Docs / Drive account. All content must be moved to Microsoft Onedrive. Is anyone aware of tools or services that would convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

Google Slides adds an annoying amount of compression on my imported images. I want to avoid compression so I want to upload my schematics in a vector format. I can basically export myself to any ...
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Importing Windows file tags

On my PC I keep my photos organized into folders and occasionally use the Windows tagging feature. I use Google Drive's "Backup and Sync from Google" to keep my photos in sync. I would like the tags ...
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Block someone in Google Drive

For the last week someone has been sharing an EXCESSIVE amount of porn to my account. I'm talking about 5k individual files, and 8k–10k folders filled with it. I tried removing all files, yet ones ...
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DS_Store files and messed up files after downloading from Drive

I was attempting store an xcode project in google drive, but when I pulled it back down it there where a bunch of DS_Store files and my xcode project won't pull in properly. On the image below, there ...
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Is it possible to be “invisible” in a Google Drive document /spreadsheet?

Is it possible to be "invisible" in a Google Drive document / spreadsheet ? Obviously someone would be able to see me if I started typing / adding content, but wondered if its possible to not have ...
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Google Drive unlimited space for .edu domain

I have received unlimited Google Drive space from my educational institute with .edu domain. Q1: How long will I be able to access this unlimited storage (life time or for a specific period)? Q2: If ...
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Get a list of Drive files into a spreadsheet

I am playing around with AwesomeTable and like the Post-It template. My use case is to curate a nice interface to a list of frequently used files. The list won't change dramatically over time, but ...
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Exporting Google SpreadSheet to PDF (filename referring to a cell D7)

I have developed a script which allows me to export a spreadsheet to a pdf file with a click of a button. I have assigned the script to a macro so that it is triggered by clicking on an image. Script ...
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Change the payment profile associated with Google Drive subscription

I recently moved countries and I had a recurring Google Drive subscription. I want to move this subscription to my new payment profile and I can't seem to do it. Additionally, somehow the Play store ...
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Excel spreadsheet hyperlinks change when uploaded to Google Drive

I've produced an Excel table with hyperlinks in cells from sheets to other sheets. I can't share the Excel document because its confidential but the anomalies are very unusual. One cell contains [11] ...
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How to limit Team Drive search to a single team drive?

I'm trying to search for files with a particular term in a single specific team drive. But when I search, I get hundreds of results across 15 different team drives, most of which aren't the one I am ...
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How to copy a shared folder into my own Google Drive?

It seems like the Make a Copy option only works for individual files (not for folders). When somebody shares a folder with me on Google Drive, how can I make a copy of that folder in my own Google ...
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How do I insert an image from Google Drive into email body with script

Could anyone help me? I've created a Google Form that uploads a file (image) to a private drive folder, the form also sends responses to a Google Sheet including the image's URL. The code below gets ...
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How to move OneNote files from One Drive to Google Drive?

I have around 20 One Note files which are my personal reference. It contains almost 10 years of data. I recently got the unlimited space in Google Drive. Now I would like to move all my One Drive to ...
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Is there a way to save OneNote file in Google Drive with Full sync

I am using OneNote on a daily basis. I save my one note normally to OneDrive to sync everything and access it from web and mobile. Is there any way to save a file in Google Drive (have unlimited ...
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How to migrate ownership of all files in shared folder to one account before shutting down the other

I currently have 2 Google Drive accounts (personal and school). Because I'm finishing my degree, my school account will shut down. I have one shared folder between both accounts and half the files are ...
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Move large folder from personal Google Drive to a Team Drive

My place of work uses G Suite apps. For the past five years I have shared with my team a Google Drive folder, which we have maintained as if belonging to the team. I'd like to migrate the contents ...
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Checking the integrity of files (corrupted or not) on Google Drive

I've been using Google Drive to backup my files (a lot of big files). My question, is there any way to check whether or not the files on Google Drive are really the same as my local files? That means ...
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Google Photos vs Google Drive: How do I find out which copy of my photos in my Google Account is the original?

I have used Drive for years, and had all my documents including photos backed up there. Then at some point later, Google Photos became a thing, and Google began nudging me towards using that instead ...
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Can a file be dragged from Google Drive to the Gmail compose window?

I'd like to find a super-easy way to get a Google Doc or sheet into an outgoing Gmail message, in the browser. I'm imagining that if I set up two windows, one with the Gmail compose window and one ...
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Google Drive: How Can I Download A Computer Backup?

Using Backup and Sync by Google, I had backed up my prior computer (a Mac Mini) to Google Drive (I have a lot of storage). Now, I just got my new computer (a Macbook Pro), and I'm having trouble ...
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Can I add a file shared on Slack to Google Drive without downloading manually?

There is a Drive app for Slack that seems able to let me share Drive docs on Slack but not, as far as I can tell, the converse. Our customer likes to share files on Slack, which we then download and ...
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Google Drive and Google Photos

When you create the folder "Google Photos" in Drive. Is that just a pointer or is it an actual folder with all the pictures from Photos taking up storage in drive?
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Gmail: large file attachments to specific Google Drive folder

In Gmail when you attach a large file to an email, it is uploaded to your Google Drive account instead and the receiver is linked to that location in your Drive. It is annoying to me that such files ...
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How to recover spreadsheet?

I have tried restoring the spreadsheet from the version history. But still, I am unable to restore the data. I update the sheet every day, it has been updated until a day before yesterday completely. ...
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Google Drive indigestion over folder I moved from one place to another

I have Google's Backup and Sync (current incarnation of Google Drive for PC) installed on two laptops. In the web interface, on Chrome, I dragged the folder "Tools" to the folder "Automation." On ...
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Is File Stream really supposed to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google)?

Does Google really intend to replace Google Drive (Backup and Sync Google) with File Stream, as I have read? (For example https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/google-launches-drive-file-stream-to-...
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Shared folder can't be “added to My Drive”

I have two google accounts, call them A and B. A shared a folder, call it A-Drive, with B. B should be able to do an "Add to My Drive" -- but that action is not available. How can this be fixed?
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Grab route from other site

Is it possible somehow grab route from others maps and use in my personal map? For example how to grab map from this ultimatedrives site?
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Default all Google Apps to English

I am currently traveling in Europe and every time I visit Google.com, or any Google Apps, like Sheets or Docs, it defaults to the region locale... Currently, Google Sheets is showing me all menus in ...
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How can I set a Team folder to be accessible by ALL Team members?

I only see the option to Manage members and select which ones. I just want to give the whole team (company) access.
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Sharing a Google Drive folder with a Google Group

Can a Google drive folder be shared with a Google group? If yes, can each individual person in the group access the folder through their own personal email address? And if they are removed from the ...
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Can't play any videos on Google Drive [closed]

I get "An error occurred. Try again later" whenever I play a video on Google Drive, uploaded by myself or anyone else. How do I fix this problem? I found that videos which I add to Google Drive are ...
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Google Docs sporadically disconnects and reconnects while editing

Recently an issue has cropped up when editing in google docs. Normally when editing there's an indicator up top that shows when your work is in the process of being saved, and switches to "All changes ...
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Choosing the folder for documents uploaded through Google Calendar?

If I upload an image to Google calendar event it appears in the root of my Gdrive. Is there any way I can specify the folder for calendar uploads? I found this topic on Google forum with no answer ...
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How to copy Google Drive file to another Google Drive from a Google Drive link?

I have a Google Drive link from account A and I want to copy that link along with the file to Google Drive account B. How do I do that the quickest?
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Why did the “Add to My Drive” menu item disappear for some items?

In Google Drive's web interface, if I go to "Shared with me", I can see a list of items shared with. Some items have a "Add to My Drive" option in the context menu when I right-click on them. Some ...
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How can I open up PDFs in Google Drive with the Google Chrome PDF viewer? [duplicate]

I'm in Google Chrome, but when I click on the PDF in Drive, I can only read it in the Drive viewer. I'd like to be able to read it in the normal Chrome viewer. I know I can download the file and then ...
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Share Google doc with specific people doesn't require sign in

When I share a document with specific individuals only, the email invite that is sent states "This email grants access to this item without logging in. Only forward it to people you trust." I ...
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I have a google sheet full of important links to images on google drive. Is there a way to get MD5 Checksum from the files with a custom formula?

Here is my scenario: No. | PHOTO | MD5 CHECKSUM FROM PHOTO FROM G-DRIVE | 01 - LINK TO PHOTO 1 - MD5 CHECKSUM 1 02 - LINK TO PHOTO 2 - MD5 CHECKSUM 2 03 - LINK TO PHOTO 3 - ...
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URL for Google Drive plain text docs as, well, plain text [duplicate]

Someone has sent me a link to a publicly viewable plaintext file in Google Drive. I can see it in the viewer by appending /view to the url, and in a 'preview' mode by appending /preview. But how do I ...
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Using Jupyter Notebook in Google Drive

How can I use Jupyter Notebook on ipynb files in Google File Stream Drive? Previously I was using a Google Drive to sync a directory in my C Drive, which was visible to my Jupyter browser so I ...
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Google Script - createFolder() issue

I am running into a weird problem where the createFolder function just freezes. I get no error no failure and its just stuck there. I have it running on another sheet with no issue but in this ...
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Use new email for google account [duplicate]

I have a google account based on an email name that I don't really like(used native spelling instead of the English one and now live abroad). I have LOTS of things tied to it though, (Android, drive ...
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Why google insist that I used 30GB of storage? [duplicate]

My whole google drive, with files, consist of only 2.5 GB. I have no idea what else I should throw away. Yet google insist I am using 30GB of space. I wonder if I can see detail where do I use ...
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Sync Finder tags with Google Drive

I noticed that uploading files to Google Drive does not preserve their Finder Tags. As a photographer who uses them avidly, this poses a bit of a problem. Finder tags are stored as extended ...