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Is it possible to take folder "Shared with me" and use it as a "Shared drive"?

Someone has shared a folder chock full of stuff with me. I would like to view its contents on my file system like a shared drive, rather than having to download items one by one from the web page. Is ...
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How to permanently remove a shared file so it no longer appears in Drive searches

I removed a file that was shared with me from Google Drive, refreshed the web page, and confirmed it was gone. However, the file returned when I searched for it by name using Drive's search bar. How ...
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Google Drive for teamwork and quota problem [duplicate]

I purchased a 200Gb. subscription plan for Google Drive, with the idea that we could use it to share files in an event we are organising. The problem is that many of the people who upload files to our ...
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Google Sheets ladder linked with Google Drive folder

For a project at school, I have around 340 pages (170 spreads) labeled with the contents of the page/spread in the cell in a Google Sheet. I also have a Drive where every spread has a folder (ie 002-...
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How to switch account in google drive without losing the shared contents

Please note the shared folder you see isn't limited to my account. It's a shared link open for access to anyone with google account. So whenever I click on the shared link it always open with default ...
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"Sharing disabled, view only", Share is greyed out

Having just upgraded to Business Standard to get Shared Drives, I am trying to figure out how the sharing and inheritance works. It's quite different from My Drive. I created a few folders, shared ...
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Google Drive - change ownership of large number of files are extremely tedious/takes weeks. Any workaround?

I have a folder with at least 5000 files in Google Drive. I want to change ownership of both the folder and the files to another user. Changing the owner of the folder was quick and easy but didn't ...
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How to view folder listing on Google Drive under "Shared with me"?

In brief Under Shared with me in Google Drive, there is no folder listing. So how can we browse the folder stree of the shared folder(s)? Full details Currently when opening Shared with me page, here ...
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Can others lose access to a sharing folder on Google Drive, if you move it to a new folder you haven't shared with anyone?

I have shared a folder from Google Drive, that was created and lives on My Drive. Let's call it Folder A. Folder A is shared with a few people I used to do projects with, but no longer am. I don't ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

Until recently, I was able to add shared folders to My Drive using the Shift + Z shortcut, but now every time I try to do it, these two messages appear: FolderName has been added to "My Drive&...
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Is there a way to "mark as read" or "important" in Google Drive?

I've been given shared access to a Google Drive folder that contains a large number of subfolder and files. Most of this is electrotechnical documentation. However there's so much to read and not all ...
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How to sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder? [duplicate]

I have been given access to a shared Google Drive folder. I want to download the content of that Google drive, modify / add / remove content in that on regular basis on my local machine. I want to ...
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What happens to my file in shared folder after shared folder is no longer shared

If I upload a file into a shared folder on Google Drive, that file is automatically visible and available to everyone that has access to that shared folder. If the owner of the folder then removes ...
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Google Drive "quota" path: where are those files?

Google tells me that my quota is exceeded and clicking on the suggested link "https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/quota" I can see a lot of files, many of them of large size, but they aren't on my ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to have different URLs for edit and view of the same Google Drive folder?

I'd like to share the same Google Drive folder with a group of people and within that group, some have edit access. However, when I share that link to the folder to view, if I go back to that folder ...
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How to apply two general rules to Google Drive sharing?

In G Suite's Google Drive, I can set my folder's permissions to: Anyone who has the link can view, or Anyone at Your Organization who has the link can edit (add, edit, and organize) I want both, and ...
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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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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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Can't move or remove files from Google Drive shared folder

A company I work with set up a shared folder in Google Drive for me to share files with them. In Sharing settings I see that the company Is the owner and I Can edit. When I move files into the ...
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Does a shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

If a user shares a Google Drive folder with you, does that shared folder count against your own storage quota? For example, userA creates a folder whose total size is 200MB. This folder counts ...
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Reset individual share settings for files in shared folder

I want to remove individual sharing settings for thousands files and subfolders inside shared folder. Such way that top folder only shared setting can influence on sharing settings of files. How to ...
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How can I copy big data from Shared folder on Google Drive without downloading them?

Somebody has shared some folders with me in Google Drive and is planning to remove that sharing link. What he wants me to do is download all the data into my local system so that he can remove the ...
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Moved files from shared folder and they disappeared

I just suffered a catastrophic data loss and I'm hoping that someone here knows how to recover lost Google docs. I have two Google accounts: one personal, one for work. I created several files for a ...
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How do I delete a file I own for just me?

On Google Drive, I own several big files that are in someone else's shared folder. I want the collaborators to still have the files but I want my storage space back. The options for each member of the ...
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Google Drive: can multiple people move files into a shared folder for the owner to view privately?

The teaching assistant for one of my graduate school courses wants students to submit homework assignments by adding each doc to one of his shared folders in Google Drive. However, it would be ...
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Google Drive copy file to shared folder - directly

I have a folder on "my drive" that I want to move or copy to the folder "Kai" which is located in "Shared with me". Dragging a folder from the left sidepanel into the folder of the shared area works,...
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Google Drive's Shared Folder: Remove 'Edit User' without files

I'm using Google Drive in my no-profit student association. We're 94 members, we have a general Google account for Drive management and all the personal Google accounts of the members have selective ...
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

I left a project with a massive Google Drive shared folder. For a number of reasons, namely that I don't want all of those files indexed when I search my personal Drive files, I want to un-share the ...
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Why can't new group members see a folder that I have shared with the group?

I have a folder that I am sharing with a Google Apps group, [email protected] When I add a new user to the group via the "Groups" section in the Google Apps admin panel, I expect the shared ...
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How can I share Google Drive folders with a group?

I'm using Google Apps and trying to share a nested folder structure with many files with a google group. Example Group [email protected] Group Members [email protected] [email protected] etc. ...
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