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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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Inserting replaceable text for later?

I don't know how this functionality is called, but I think Word had it for years. Basically, I want to do something like this: {Character1} just got out of his bed when he heard a loud noise outside. ...
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How to transfer photos from Google Drive to Google Photos

Is there a way to transfer some photos/videos from Google Drive to Google Photos (same account) without the need to download all the files and then uploading them again?
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?ogsrc=32 query string sometimes appears in Drive web app

Something that’s been bothering me for some time, I noticed that when you open Google Drive web interface through the browser from the Gmail screen using the upper right 9 dot menu, the link that ...
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Google file sharing

After uploading photos and videos to my Google Drive, I used to get a pop up bar asking me if I'm sure I'd like to send it with permission and I would have the option of clicking on "share and send". ...
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Will G Suite education's admin view files and email content of a particular user?

I'm a user of G Suite for education. Google's term says admin can see the Google Drive files even email content. I found on YouTube that admin can only see the login time and email usage on the ...
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How to reference a Google Sheet by filename?

How to reference a Google Sheet by filename? I would like to use IMPORTRANGE function, but it can only reference a file by URL not by filename. Example filename: 2018-11.xlsx 2018-12.xlsx
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Searching in a specific folder of Google Drive on Android [migrated]

Since 2018 Google allows one to search within specific folders of Google drive. e.g. The answer here: In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder? But can I do ...
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How do I make a Google Form public on the web, but for viewing only? [duplicate]

I'm trying to share a Google Form document in Google Drive and make it public to view, but I don't want anyone to be able to edit it. If I set the link sharing mode to anything other than "Off", the ...
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Use pictures from Google Drive in Google Photos (2018)

This question has been asked and answered many times, but all answers out there suggest to just move the respective pictures into the "Google Photos" folder of Google Drive and make sure that the "...
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Using Slack's Google Drive integration, but files open in the wrong Google profile

I use 2 different windows to manage each of my Google profiles. When I click through a link from Slack from a colleague sharing a file, it always opens up the wrong profile and I can't view it. How ...
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Do new Gmail OAuth policies affect code I've written for myself?

I have a Spreadsheet in my Google Drive account with my own code which accesses my mails on Gmail, searches for unread, starred mails with a certain label and forwards this mail to different receivers....
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How to stop Google Docs from accidentally switching user accounts

I have been using Google Docs and Google Sheets for years together with the co-director of our company - switching between her account and my account when needed. Within the last couple of months I've ...
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What does it mean to delete a file that's “shared with me” in Google Drive?

I don't use Google Drive very much, but I noticed I had a couple of files in the "shared with me" section of the Google Drive web app. So I decided to remove them from view, and the only way to do ...
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Save to specific folder / Only export specific file names?

I'm using Zapier to transfer Google Drive files to Evernote. I generate those Google Drive files using my notes in Google Keep, as Zapier doesn't have support for Keep yet. My problem is that I can't ...
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How to get content from Google Drive to Evernote?

I want to transfer my Google Keep notes to Evernote. Because Zapier doesn't support Google Keep yet, what I wanted to do is use the "Copy to Docs" option within Google Keep to export my notes to ...
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How to empty trash of Google Team Drives

There is a empty trash button in Trash of My Drive, but for Team Drives, I can only select the files to delete, then the 'Delete forever' button show up. I have thousands of files in the trash, is ...
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Automatically Create a New Copy of a Public Google Sheet

Our company just created a new template for website planning. It is available as a Google sheet. We've also added instruction on how to create a copy for themselves. Like open the document, Go to File ...
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MacOS How to do ⌘+\ shortcut?

I'm new to MacOS and need to work on Google Doc, I often use the 'Clear Formatting' KeyBoard Shortcut which is ALT+SPACE on Windows. But ⌘+SPACE doesn't work on Google Doc and an alternative seems to ...
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Merge Folders When Moving/Copying

When I upload a folder to my G-Drive that already exists (same name), it is uploaded 'twice', that means I end up having multiple folders with the same name in my Google Drive. Is there a way to merge ...
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Redirect link to another Google drive video

Is there a way to redirect a link to another video in Google Drive when both are made shareable? I ask this because I have shared someone a link to an older video and I want them to access the new ...
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Shortcut for creating Google Docs file in Windows?

As far as I know.. if I'm browsing on my windows file explorer folders, and I want to create new document inside the current folder I'm at (lets say this folder is synced with Google Drive). So the ...
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Find files on Google Drive - owned but not visible to the owner

How can I search for those files that I am the owner of but that I cannot see because these files are not attached to my folder tree on the left side of the drive ui. I know that these files are ...
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Everyone in my organization call see *all* of my Google Sheets (spreadsheet) documents. How do I prevent default access from within my organization?

A few minutes ago, I hopped on a co-workers computer who was working with Excel for inventory tracking, trying to get her to use Google Sheets instead. After logging her in, I was (very) surprised to ...
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Give team drive access to file on third party domain. Aka howto share with team drive?

I am migrating from Google Drive to Google Team Drive. Some of the files in our shared directory were owned by a third party domain. I order to move those to the Team Drive I could either make a ...
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How to search within a Google Drive shared folder — with OCR

I've been making use of Google's automatic OCR functionality for a bunch of uploaded PDFs. I have tons within a folder, and I'll use "search within" using textual search terms. These are mostly old ...
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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 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 [duplicate]

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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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 OneDrive to Google Drive?

I have around 20 OneNote 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 OneDrive 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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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 ...