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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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How to restrict someone to View access for a GDrive folder if they're in a group with Edit access?

If a Google Drive shared folder or document grants edit access to everyone in a Google Group, is it possible to restrict an individual member of that Group to view-only access? If I: Grant Can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to view orphans in Google Drive

Assume someone shares a folder with me, he remains the owner of the folder. Then I put some (many) files into this folder, of which I am and remain the owner. Then that someone revokes my access to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group

Share permissions set for a group is not effective if a new user is added to the group. I set permissions to DocA, DocB, DocC for GroupA consisting of users UserA, UserB. If a new user UserC is added ...
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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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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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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 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 test@example.com Group Members user1@example.com user2@example.com etc. ...
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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 ...