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Limiting Google Drive database edits to data, not structure

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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How do I give write only access to a Google TeamDrive subfolder

I setup a TeamDrive with sub-folders (handins and handouts). I want people to be able to write to the handins folder but not view, and view and edit in the handouts folder.
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How to prevent user from downloading my Google Sheets

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put them on Google Sheets, so my colleagues can use it online to make inputs and get results. But I do not want them to know the ...
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Using same Google Spreadsheet with multiple people but different instance

I currently have 10 different Google Sheets that I manage. Multiple people use each sheet daily and I normally have to create new copies each time they need to use them. Is it possible to allow the ...
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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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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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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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Can Google Drive Document Permissions be centrally managed for free?

Currently, document authors in the not-for-profit community group I belong to grant access to each individual document explicitly to each person who needs access. This isn't convenient when a new ...
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Share a Google document with a preset group / team, rather than 1 by 1

We have a team of 10 people who all use Google Drive. we share documents between us but sometimes we forget to add everyone to the document so when someone clicks through a link they will need to ...
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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 - marketing@acme.org When a new user joins the group, I add him in the Google Apps admin panel groups section, I then expect the user to ...
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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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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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Does deleting a file from Incoming folder in Google Drive delete the original file?

I'm trying to clean my drive, and there are files that have been shared with me, that I don't want anymore. I select these files, then I remove them. But since they have been shared with me as ...
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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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When someone shares a Google doc or presentation with me, I no longer get an email notification. How can I fix this?

When a teacher or peer shares a google doc, presentation, or spreadsheet with me, it no longer appears in my Gmail. I have checked my spam, trash, and all my folders. It used to send a notification, ...
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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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Permission to unshared document on Google Drive (Google Drive Security)

We've just had a very strange situation happen. A family member just sent my wife (an automated) email from Google asking permission to share a document we don't want to share with anyone else. We ...
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Google Drive document shared with specific people only, but shows an anonymous edit

Ive got a Google Drive spreadsheet that is shared with a specified number of people. At one stage there was possibly a Google Apps Script as part of the spreadsheet, but i think this is now removed. ...
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Why are my edits and presence anonymous in Google document when I'm signed in?

I edited a Google spreadsheet document, while logged with my Google account. After looking into revision history, I could see that the revision is not under my name but under "All anonymous users". I ...
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Google Drive: “Anonymous” access to not-yet shared file

I wanted to expand the case described in this question. Probably the topic is more related to security, but I feel like I don't know enough about this, and probably someone might explain better and ...
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“Anonymous Animals” in Google Drive: for not-yet-accessed shared file?

I recently used Google Drive to share a file with Anyone with the link ("Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required."), but did not yet distribute the link to anyone. Thus, I cannot ...
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Shared documents doesn't remove from view in Google Sheets and Docs

I'm trying to delete a file that I have accessed through a link and therefore appears in my Google Docs or Sheets. They are documents that don't appear in my Drive because it has not been explicitly ...
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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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Make Drive resources available to all users in organization

My company uses G Suite Basic. I have a handful of company resources that I'd like to make visible and available to everyone in the company via their Drive - things like employee handbook, benefits ...
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How can I see who has access to my Google Drive folders?

I have a main folder in Google Drive with lots of sub folders that also have sub folders. The main folder is shared with my team. Some of the sub folders are shared with external people (temporary ...
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G Suite Allowing Users Without Access to Certain Files, View Those Files

In G Suite, a user that does not have access to certain folders or files, cannot view them from their Drive dashboard. However, it became apparent to us Friday that if a file is moved, its activity is ...
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Changing permissions on Google Drive file/folder

I was wondering if anyone could help me, I have a script that I would like to create but I am not sure where to start. I would like a script that takes selected files/folders in Google Drive and sets ...
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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 a 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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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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Ban a specific user from commenting on Google Docs

I have a Google Docs document that I allow public comments on. Lately, one specific user has been repeatedly adding unhelpful comments and hiding (marking as resolved) all of everyone else's comments. ...
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How to hide your selection on a shared file?

I want to share a Google Spreadsheet document as view only, no problem doing that, but the issue is that anyone that views the sheet while I'm working on it can see the cells that I'm selecting (they ...
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Can I use photos on my personal google drive account for my business website?

Hi I am thinking of images that are used on my website on to the public folder of my google drive account and access it using <img src="some.gdrive.link.com">. Can I use google drive in such way ...
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Is there a way to allow users to access Google Sheets with installable triggers without manually signing in?

I have set up a Google Apps Script that validates data that is entered into various Google Sheets files. I am looking for a way to allow users to access those Google Sheets files without making them ...
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Transfer ownership from my personal Google Drive account to Google Suite for Education

In my personal Google Drive I have a folder and we are migrating to Google Suite for Education. From my personal user I shared that folder to my new Google Suite user with no problem. I want to ...
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Can I collaborate with Google Sheets offline on multiple devices?

Can I do something about this: I manage multiple teams on sites with little or no signal except the small office WiFi spots. I want to have a copy of a single Google spreadsheet on multiple iPads for ...
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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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What is the most efficient way of having an entire Google Group edit a single Google document?

I have created a Google Group for my development team, and we've agreed to have Google as a host of our design document. Every member needs to be able to edit the design document, and I'm not sure ...
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Joined a Google group now shared files appears to Google Drive?

I recently joined a Google Group and upon joining, several shared files started appearing in my Google Drive. Is there a way to prevent this from happening without leaving the group?
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Google Sheets sharing based on dynamic list?

I'm betting this is way beyond Sheets' capabilities, but my workgroup is large and changes frequently. It would be ideal to be able to share Sheets documents based on a column of values in another (...
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Do a user's access permissions to a document change if they are removed from the Google Group?

If we have a Google Document and share it with a Google Group, then remove 1 user from that Google Group, will the user who was removed still have access to the Google Document (either as a copy ...
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How do I set edit permissions for other users while sharing a document

I share a Google doc with UserA, UserB, UserC. I want administrators AdminA, AdminB or would preferably would like to have a group GroupA comprising the two administrators to have the ability to set ...
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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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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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How is selected default domain for Drive shared links?

My company is a group which owns several domains, and we are operating a single federated G Suite environment with many domains. When I try to share an uploaded document from the Android applet (2.19....
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What does the “Share it with the same people” option do when making a copy?

When making a copy of a document in Google Docs from File > Make a copy…, there is an option to Share it with the same people. What does that option do? Does it share the doc with the same people as ...
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How to see all files shared to a specific user Google Drive?

Context: You want to find all the files/folders that you have access to or are part of your organization which are shared to a specific user. This is an important ability to security if you need to ...
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Google Sheets sharing setting, “Specific people can access” but can't see each other

For Google sheets sharing setting, I have it on "Specific people can access", but the people can see who has access to that sheet. Is there anyway to make the setting so that the specific people can't ...
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When sharing folders on Google Drive do users know who else the folder is shared with? [duplicate]

I want to invite various people to a shared Google Drive folder but do not want each of the users (except myself) to see the names of the other users with which the folder has been shared.
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How can I create a shared URL pointing to an achor in a Google Docs document's TOC?

I have a Google Docs document which I share with other users through the Share through hyperlink feature. On that document, on every heading level 1, 2... I use Format > Paragraph style > ...