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Questions tagged [google-drive-sharing]

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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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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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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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How do I share a Google Sheets document and restrict editing to only one column and yet hide the document history from them too?

I have a Google Sheets document that I want to share to many users. However, they must only be able to edit one column. This part seems fine, however, I have numerous other hidden tabs for the purpose ...
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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 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 to create a Google sign-up sheet

Is it possible to create a Google sign-up form accessible via iPhone etc. without the need for a Google account? We find we can open from a computer but not a phone if you don't have an account.
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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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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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Does Google Drive notify when sharing stops?

Google Drive will send a notification to somebody when I share a Google Sheet with them. Will it also send a notification when I stop sharing that file with them?
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Different rights without identification

I have a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I want to share it with people that don't necessarily have a Google account by just sending a URL. It's ok if everyone has the same rights but what if I want some ...
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Check button in Google Spreadsheets specific for each user

I have a Google Spreadsheet with different tasks. I want to implement an check button in the following way: My intention is that the users can't edit the spreadsheet but they have to be able to use ...
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Secure sharing of data between Google Sheets

I am currently helping a company with their booking system. It uses Google Sheets. I know that data can be shared between sheets. I am wondering if data can be shared between sheets, such that sheet ...
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How do I share a Google Sheet with 'read only' permissions?

Given some Google Sheet I'm aware of the Share button in the top right corner. However, the default settings allow anyone with the share url to edit the sheet. Is it possible to set permissions so ...
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Sharing access to Google Drive

If I share access to a database I made in Google Drive, is there a way to allow others to input data but not change or alter my database format?
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IMPORTRANGE() will not update unless deleted and re-pasted

IMPORTRANGE is not updating on one of my sheets. I've been using it on hundreds of other sheets with no update issues but it is no longer functioning for me. The sheet is set to update every minute I ...
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Fixing permission problems in cross-spreadsheet import when using Apps Script

I created a function in the Apps Script associated with a spreadsheet: function importNotes() { s = SpreadsheetApp.openById('spreadsheet-key').getRange('F2').getNotes(); return s; } Note ...
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Google Sheets permissions

I built two separate spreadsheets in Google Drive and spreadsheet "A" has a script that when run, will copy the input data into spreadsheet "B". When I test it, it works perfectly. But I have other ...
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Require User to sign in order to edit a document on Google Drive

I have a document shared publicly (anyone with the link can edit). Is there a way of requiring signing-in in order to make any edits? The motivation is to know who is editing instead of "Anonymous ...
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How to set several owners for a Google Drive folder?

Strangely enough, I couldn't find any information about this, which I would have thought is a common problem. I want to share a folder with another person I work with. I want to give them the same ...
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How exactly does sharing work in Google Drive?

I have an Excel spreadsheet I made to track my own scores for an Xbox game I play (TrialsHD, if you are curious). I've made it available to other players so they can track their own scores, but it ...