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 free up space in Google Storage

My google storage recently filled up, mostly because of google photos. I deleted some things in drive and freed up a couple gb, which was somewhat mysteriously used up again within about a week. Since ...
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Can I use notification feature in Google Docs like it is available for Google Sheets?

Google Sheets has a feature called notification, is that feature available for Google Docs as well?
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A better photos/backup management strategy?

(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.) My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, ...
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How to bulk transfer ownership of Google docs inside a Google drive?

I created a Google drive folder to which I gave an access to multiple people. These people have created sub folders inside this and have created multiple Google docs inside these. They are now the ...
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Is there a way to create a custom download link for a google drive file with my own domain?

Sorry for my poor knowledge about it. I would appreciate if anybody could explainme how can I create a custom download link for a google drive file. I got a domain in freenom.com and I want to change ...
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Is it possible generate google spreadsheet within a user's drive through a web app?

I am very new to coding. I am trying to build a web app that can has a google sign-in/ authentication of each user Allow user to fill out a webform where they should enter details of customers ...
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Google account and email account

I restored my phone and my Google account was deleted If I sign in to my Google account it says it couldn't find find it If I create the new Google account it says I don't meet minimum age ...
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How to search files and folders using OR operator on Google Drive?

I have a list of files and folders that I'm trying to move to a single folder. Those items may or may not be nested deep inside some folders or "hidden" among the thousands of files, so I figure the ...
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Google Drive sorting incorrect?

When I sort by name in my Google Drive, AB2010174-finaldox.pdf come before AB19260006-finaldox.pdf, which comes before AB20260009-finaldox.pdf. From what I understand about alphabetical sorting, The ...
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Google Drive says I'm out of space, but I don't appear to be

I can't figure out how to solve this. GDrive says I'm out of space - WAY OUT OF SPACE. As in, 44.6GB out of 15GB used. This can only be because I had a ~40GB iPhoto Library that got backed up ...
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Unzip file in Google Drive using colab?

I tried using the command: from google.colab import drive drive.mount('/gdrive/') !unzip -uq "/gdrive/My Drive/File.zip" -d "/gdrive/My Drive/File/" This worked out for small file like a zipped ...
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Opt out of sharing from a person on Google Drive

I seem to be on a sharing documents list from on of my teachers in high school, I graduated 6 years ago and I still get a ton of his documents. Is there a way to opt out of getting documents from him ...
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Old Gmail account doesn't exist anymore

When I was in high school we had a Gmail account provided by school. When I graduated, this account got deleted, so I don't have access to the account now. There are some files that I saved in Google ...
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How to stop Google Drive from trying to process .svg files as images

I have some .svg files created in Inkscape. I don't want or need them to be converted/compressed for storage on Google Drive; just to be backed up. How can I stop the Can't add <x> files to ...
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What are the Google Forms limits?

The Google Forms / Google Drive help docs doesn't mention any limit for Google Forms but there are questions that report that the forms stop working as expected. Some times they still are able to ...
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How do I free up space in Google Drive?

I've reached the point my drive is almost full. Seemed easy enough to handle by deleting stuff. But it's not so simple. Deleting many large files (2+ GB worth) did nothing to change the amount of ...
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How to programmatically apply the same script written in script editor to multiple uploaded google spreadsheets

Each day using the Google API I am uploading in different folders the same excel file. Unfortunately, when I do this the VBA that I have created does not work anymore so I have created a javascript ...
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How do I open a Google Docs file (Docs, Sheets, etc) in Firefox?

When I try to open a Google Docs file from my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 computer, it opens in Firefox in a new tab but it shows: {"url": "https://docs.google.com/open?id=xxxxxx", "doc_id": ...
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How to transfer files from one Google Drive account to another?

I have a 100 GB, £1.59/month type of Google Drive account that's attached to a domain name I want to terminate. I'd like to transfer the files stored there to one of my free Google Drive account. Is ...
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How do I see which files are taking up the most space on my Google Drive?

I would like to be able to stay under my quota. Currently, I have 100GBs of Drive space and I don't think that I need anymore. I found that I can Empty the Trash but I would like to remove only the ...
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Trying to change sharing access of team drive files(more than 2,000 files) and generate link on google sheet via google script

I have a lot of files on a team/shared drive that I want to generate links of. I managed to do it, but I also want to make the links viewable by anyone with the link. When I added the script to change ...
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Google Backup and Sync deletes files after syncing them

There's a google drive shared folder that I wish to download on my drive. The shared folder appears on my drive and is too big to be downloaded via a browser (271Go). I use sync to get it on my ...
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How to see all action items from all documents in Google Drive

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/65129?hl=en shows how to see "the follow-ups on a document" How do I see a list of all action items assigned to me, by myself or others, from within the desktop ...
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Google Drive: Copy template document to folder via contextual menu

We use Google Drive to store our team's documents in the cloud. Some of those documents include templates that we use repeatedly in multiple client files. Currently, we either make a copy from File >...
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What is the search operator to exclude files already added to My Drive?

In Google Drive, I want to find files that I have visibility but are not yet added to My Drive, how can I do that using Advance Search or search operators in the search bar? There's a similar ...
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How to download videos from YouTube to Google Drive

I am looking for a webapp which can download videos from YouTube to Google Drive. I am preferring pure webapp not browser extension based solutions, because primarily I will use that webapp in mobile ...
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Google Drive view access log

I have a Google drive account. Multiple people access it from different devices. Is it possible to see which file was accessed from which device? Searched online but found no useful resources.
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What happens when I delete a Google folder or document (or PDF) owned by someone else

I have many Google files and folders owned by someone else. If I go ahead and simply delete them, will that impact that person in any way - in other words, will their folder, files, or documents ...
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How can I make Chrome/Google search on my google data?

Google has a lot of places where you can store your data. Drive, Keep, Tasks, Calendar, Gmail, etc. Sometimes I write a note in Google Keep, sometimes I make a Task, sometimes I make a document on ...
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Google Drive PDF - How to Go To Specific Page in PDF Opened In Chrome

Expected Quickly go to specific page in a PDF opened in Google Drive with a Chrome based browser. i.e. In Mac's Preview app on desktop, Go > Go to Page... allows the user to go to a specific page. ...
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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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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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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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