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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Google Drive storage mismatch

I have a paid 100GB Google Drive plan. It is reporting that I am at 99% capacity. According to the the storage both within the desktop and web application, I have used 90.53GB within Drive. My Drive ...
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In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
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See all shared items in Google Drive

In Dropbox there is a place you can see all the shared items in your account (i.e., all the items you have granted others access to). Is there a similar feature in Google Drive? I'm not only trying ...
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Insert image from Google Drive into Google Sheets

How do I insert/link to images existing in a folder in Google Drive into a Google Sheets spreadsheet? There is the image() function, I imagine using it something like this: image("googledrive://...
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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 do I create background image in Google docs

How do I create an image behind text in Google docs (the text editor part)?
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Send email with an attachment located in Google Drive

I want to send a PDF attachment located on Google Drive from a Sheet. Code I'm using is: function sendEmails() { var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet(); var startRow = 2; // First row of ...
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How can I transfer ownership of a file in Google Drive that isn't part of Docs?

I'm trying to find a way to transfer ownership of a file in Google Drive to another user. I can share a file with another user, but I can't find a way to transfer ownership of the file. There seem to ...
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How to host my existing website with Google Drive

Google has given me 15GB of storage. Can I host my own website having my own domain?
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How to view the folder size in Google Drive?

In Google Drive, you can use Sort split-button and choose Quota Used to show the size of each file there. However, folder sizes are not shown. I guess it's really a basic requirement in order to ...
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Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive to put in spreadsheet

I've got 200+ jpegs in a folder and need shareable links for each jpeg in a spreadsheet. Is there a way to do this without doing the right clicking thing for each image individually?
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I want to exclude certain local folders with Google Drive but I *keep* them on the computer

Using Google Drive on Windows (although I think the same question applies to OS/X) I want to exclude certain local folders but keep them on the computer. When I go to Drive preferences and deselect ...
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How can I access to “shared with me” folders?

Obviously, shared with me folders are visible on the Google Drive web, but I cannot find them on my local Google File Stream. One suggestion online was to create a shortcut on my own Google Drive, but ...
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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be "in"):...
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Google Drive direct download for big files

I am trying In Google Drive, how can you link directly to "Download" a zip file and not view the contents? but it does not work. I am not sure on how to repeat the question. It downloads a '...
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Attach files from Google Docs directly from Gmail

This question may in some respect, resemble Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs, but the answers there didn't answer my question. I often find myself wanting to attach documents stored ...
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Is there a way to create a doc directly inside a collection?

For the life of me, I wasn't able to figure out how to create a doc inside a Collection. When I click the Create button, the document is always created at the root level, and I have to find the ...
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Copy a file with the web interface

I want to copy a file in my Google Drive using the web interface. Adding it to another folder seems to create a hard link rather than a file that can be changed independently of the original. There ...
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Easiest way to transfer Google data between accounts

Previously we had free accounts with Google for our Calendars, Contacts etc. We are now signed up as App Business and have new accounts. What is the easiest way to transfer: Google Calendar Google ...
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What is consuming my Google Drive space?

I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.
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Prevent people from downloading / copying / making a copy of data in Google doc

Is there a way to share a Google Document in view-only mode with someone but prevent them from downloading it, copying and pasting the data, printing it, or going to File > Make a copy? I ...
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Visualization of how Google storage space is used

Google has a limit of 15 GB storage space per account for consumer (free) accounts. Is there a simple procedure to visualize how the 15GB is used (photos, videos, email, documents)? Ideally, there ...
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How can I delete a shared file from Google Drive

I have a shared file with someone and I don't want her to reach it anymore. She shared the file with me. Can I delete it permanently without the possibility that she will reach it again? Will she ...
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Google drive keyboard shortcuts not working with non-US keyboard

Some important keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive and Google Docs seem not to work on a non-US keyboard, at least on Macs. For example, I have a French keyboard and in Google Drive, hitting "/" opens ...
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Responses missing in Google Forms under the 'Checkbox - Other' question

I have a Google Form with a checkbox question and I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ticked 'Other'. But, I can't see what they have typed, even in the responses ...
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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 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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How do I change my nickname or display name on Google Docs?

How do I set a different display name to show on in the revision history of a Google Docs document? When I look at the revision history of a shared document that I've edited, all my edits are showing ...
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Transferring files across from restricted Google Drive account

I'm using Google Drive with my organisation account (i.e. x@y.com not x@gmail.com). I'm trying to transfer all my files to my personal account (x@gmail.com). However, when I go to share everything and ...
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Craft URL to create Google Doc in specific folder?

After searching, the closest information I've found is this question. However, that answer covers just creating a Google Drive file, period. I would like to find out how to make that file get created ...
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How do I convert from a Google document to PDF without downloading it?

I'd like to convert from a Google document to PDF and have it just appear in Google Drive, without having to choose "download as" and then re-upload. There's an "email as attachment" option where you ...
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How can I link to revision history on Google Docs?

When I load revision history in Google Docs, it does not change the URL. Is it possible to link to a history entry in Google Docs?
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How can I open a PDF in Google Drive in the same way as a downloaded PDF?

If I download a PDF in Chrome (even from Drive), on any platform, and click on the downloaded-file-button down the bottom, the PDF opens in Chrome in a viewer that includes a table of contents browser,...
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How do I prevent a specific Google Drive folder syncing to my computer?

Is there anyway to only keep pics on the cloud drive and not a copy on my computer?
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Is there any way to tell if people have opened a Google Drive document that you have shared?

I sent out links (read-only) to a number of people and am curious if there is a way to see whether people are actually going out and viewing that document. I understand it likely won't have names ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

I am getting unwanted spam in the "Shared with Me" section of my Google Drive. Is there any way to disconnect that portion of the Drive or block the spam?
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How to convert a Microsoft Word document to Google Docs format without having to download and re-upload again?

I currently have several Microsoft Word documents that are sitting on my Google Drive and were uploaded over the past few months. I understand that it is possible to convert Microsoft Word documents ...
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Restrict access to a sub-folder while sharing access to a folder

I have a Google Drive folder that I want to share with 2 more people. However I would like to restrict one the folders. So let's say we have John and Josh, how can I can I share the whole google drive ...
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Can Google Drive behave more like DropBox or OneDrive

Is there a way to make non-sync'd files visible in the Google Drive folder so that one can access them using any Windows tool?
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Editing Microsoft Word Documents in Google Drive

So, I installed "Backup and Sync" (the replacement for deprecated "Google Drive for PC") and created an MS Word Doc in the drive folder. I understand that I can edit this word doc from any PC where I ...
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Cannot link to an image from Blogger to Google Drive

I have a simple PNG image on my Google Drive. How can I create a link from a Blogger blog to that image? Here is what I tried: In Google Drive, I changed the settings of my PNG file to "Anyone on ...
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Cannot share folders on G Suite Google Drive

I just signed up for Google G Suite and created a company shared folder as instructed by the G Suite Learning Center. However for some reason I cannot share the folders with anyone as shown here: I'm ...
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What happened to 'Edit CSS' in Google docs?

It seems this very useful feature in Google Docs has been removed at some point in the past. It seems a shame and I cannot see why such a feature might be pulled. Does anyone know why this happened ...
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How can I share the entire contents from one Google Drive account as a folder in another user's Google Drive?

For example, I have a Google Drive account for my business and a Google Drive account for myself. Some of the folders in both accounts have the same names (e.g., accounts, pics, documents etc.), ...
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What's the easiest way to download all albums from Google Photos?

I have around 950 albums at Google Photos. I want to back them up now, but organised by albums, not by date. Whenever I create a backup from within Google Photos, the backup splits my photos by ...
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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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Can I delete my Google Photos folder from my Google Drive?

I enabled and then later disabled the feature to show a Google Photos folder inside my Google Drive. I decided to just use the Google Photos app directly, so I no longer want to see this folder. But, ...
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How can I easily link to a bunch of files in my Google Drive from a Google Sheet (in the same account/drive)?

I have a bunch of PDF files in a single folder (say "myPDFs") in my Google Drive. I have a Google Sheet stored in the same Google Drive. One column of this Sheet has the filenames of the PDF files. (...
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How do I set the timezone for Google Drive from Google Apps?

It appears that I have to proactively select the timezone I'm in to Google Drive so that they display correctly. Is there a way I can push this setting to all users within the organization?
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Sharing Google Drive file using groups

I am using G Suite and I had a plan to organize all my employees into groups. Rather than sharing files individually with everyone, I want to share it with a group, so that all the employees present ...