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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How can I exclude a specific folder from Google Drive search results?

I want to search for let's say *.doc from all my files in Google Drive but I want to exclude results from a certain folder let's say old docs. What do I type in?
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How can I search my Google Drive AND Google Keep?

I'm considering using Google Keep but wondering if it just becomes another deep box to search for stuff in. Can I search my Google Drive and Google Keep from one search tool?
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Why can I preview and open some .docx attachments on Trello but not others?

When .docx files are added to Trello cards, I generally click to open the preview and from there open the file in Google Drive. However, there are some .docx files that say "Whoops! There was a ...
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Share Google Drive document with a password

If I need to share a Google document with someone who doesn't haven't a Google account (yes there are still people who don't apparently) is it possible to share it via anyone with the link can view / ...
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Compress images uploaded through Drive

I moved a folder from Google Drive to Photos using this process and now I want to compress the size using the Recover Storage feature. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to take effect for photos uploaded ...
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Custom metadata for Google Drive?

By default, when you look at a list of files in Google Drive you have access to the following metadata: Name Owner Last modified Filesize Sharing (with whom, what permissions they have) I am ...
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Viewing files shared with second account on Google drive

I have a second Google account/email address. When someone emails a shared document to that email address, I have to sign out of my primary Google account and sign in with the other to view it. In ...
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Swedish keyboard shortcut for Search field in Google Drive

The keyboard shortcut that takes you to the Search field on the Google Drive main view does not work on a Swedish keyboard. On an English keyboard the shortcut is / but pressing Shift+7 on a Swedish ...
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HTML math format for uploading to Google Drive?

When I upload an HTML document with math to Google Drive and convert to a Google document, is there a math format which Google will convert to it's own math format? So far I have tried LaTeX math as ...
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Copying a file and placing it into multiple folders in Google Drive

I am trying to take a single Google document and send it to multiple folders at the same time. The documents needs to be copied into each one so that if a modification is made in one folder, the ...
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How can I compare my local folder to the Google Drive Copy?

I'm having weird stuff happen where my local copy of my Google Drive folders seems out of synchronisation (despite G Drive saying it's sync'd). For example, the folder names are different and changing ...
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How to cancel Google Fusion Table importing data?

I have a document created using Google Fusion Table and when I tried to import an 8 kb csv file (File → Import More Rows), the document freezes at "0% importing", as shown below: I can no longer ...
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Adding email attachment to Google Photos

I am unable to locate photos in Google Photos after using the feature to save them to Google Drive from an email attachment in Gmail. It seems that the best practice is supposed to be: hover over the ...
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Google Drive Synced with Errors. On Ubuntu, can I recover my offline version of the file before it synced?

So I finished a bunch of work offline, and then I synced it... and it did not go well after: It merged without deleting a bunch of parts as you can see there, and Page 7 is gone completely: The ...
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Specify image size?

I have a document that has two images in it to demonstrate what I am talking about in the document. Both images needed to be shrunk from their original size, I would like them to be the same size but ...
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Navigate to last file in a folder on Google Drive

My folder on Google Docs drive has over 4000 files. How do I navigate QUICKLY to the end of the folder? Presently I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and I have never gotten to the end of the files ...
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What is the the default order of the links returned by “Get sharable links” on Google Drive?

I read here how to get links of multiple files in Google Drive: Get share link of multiple files in Google Drive to put in spreadsheet. This works but the links which are generated are not following ...
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Google file/folder in multiple location editing from different folders

I was wondering if I had a doc A that was saved in two separate folder locations, if there was a way for me to edit the document in one folder and the edits would also show in the other saved doc A in ...
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Is there a way to get multiple share links from Google Drive in order?

I have 100s of files on my Google Drive where the files are sorted by name. All I want is the share link of each file in the order they appear in Google Drive. I tried selecting all these files inside ...
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Reason that too small photos don't upload to Google Photos

When I sync a local photos directory to Google Drive/Photos, Google Backup and Sync fails to upload small sized photos. I reckon this is due to Google's choice rather that technical considerations ...
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How to see all action items from all documents in Google Drive

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/65129?hl=en shows how to see "the follow-ups on a document" How do I see a list of all action items assigned to me, by myself or others, from within the desktop ...
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What is the search operator to exclude files already added to My Drive?

In Google Drive, I want to find files that I have visibility but are not yet added to My Drive, how can I do that using Advance Search or search operators in the search bar? There's a similar ...
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How to prevent Google Drive from OCR scanning your image files?

I realized that image files in Google Drive are 'ocr scanned' for words (letters, numbers). Because they appear in Google Drive search results afterwards... Is it possible to disable this automatic '...
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Can I filter Drive emails by doc ID?

I want to filter all Drive comment notification emails for a couple particular docs to get a particular label? Is this possible? I had hoped that either searching for the 34-character ID from the URL ...
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If i give access to file to a third party in Google Team Drive, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted?

If I created files on Google team drive and added a third party to it, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted? Will the third party still has access to those files?
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Publish Bitbucket pipeline artifacts to a Google Drive

I am managing some documents in Git version control, hosted on Bitbucket. Upon a push to Bitbucket, I would like the latest version of these documents to be visible to a select group of people. It ...
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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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Deleting photo from a desktop folder synced with Drive Backup and Sync deletes from Google Photos?

I have found what I believe is a bug in Google Photos and Google Backup and Sync. UPDATE: I got this tweet from Google which basically answers the question, though I think it's still unintuitive at ...
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How to empty trash of Google Team Drives

There is a empty trash button in Trash of My Drive, but for Team Drives, I can only select the files to delete, then the 'Delete forever' button show up. I have thousands of files in the trash, is ...
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MacOS How to do ⌘+\ shortcut?

I'm new to MacOS and need to work on Google Doc, I often use the 'Clear Formatting' KeyBoard Shortcut which is ALT+SPACE on Windows. But ⌘+SPACE doesn't work on Google Doc and an alternative seems to ...
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Google Photos vs Google Drive: How do I find out which copy of my photos in my Google Account is the original?

I have used Drive for years, and had all my documents including photos backed up there. Then at some point later, Google Photos became a thing, and Google began nudging me towards using that instead ...
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Can I add a file shared on Slack to Google Drive without downloading manually?

There is a Drive app for Slack that seems able to let me share Drive docs on Slack but not, as far as I can tell, the converse. Our customer likes to share files on Slack, which we then download and ...
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How to download Google Photos pictures to Google Photos folder inside Google Drive

Previously (before updating to Google Backup and Sync app) I had been using Google Photos uploader app, and my workflow was as follows: I had multiple picture folders (for example Pics1 and Pics2) on ...
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How to delete everything from Google Drive except “native” Google files like docs, sheets, presentations

I'm migrating to a different cloud storage provider, and want to wipe all files that synced from my computer to Google Drive; however, I would like to keep all my Google Docs, spreadsheets, drawings, ...
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How do you get Devanagari (Sanskrit देवनागरी) script on Google Slides?

I need to do a presentation in Sanskrit on Google Slides but was not able to find the script. I looked at the inbuilt scripts in File > Language and Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Malayalam etc were there, ...
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How can I share my organization Google doc “anyone with link”?

I've created documents using my business g-docs (I'm a freelancer). When I try to set the document "anyone with the link can view|comment|edit" I am only given options "anyone IN YOUR ORGANIZATION ...
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How to migrate big folder from one Google Drive to another

My GDrive account is too full: 172 GB. Since I cannot purchase 200 GB subscription (there are only 100 GB or 1TB). I decided to balance out some big folders to my second google account — all ...
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URL for restricted sharing in Google Drive

When I click Get a shareable link for a file or folder in Google Drive, it automatically switches the privacy settings to Anyone with a link can view. Is there a way to obtain a URL link to the file ...
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How to send Google Drive document as a regular attachment

Attaching from the drive via: Pops up a dialog box that is missing a important button: How do I directly send, via Gmail, an attachment from the associated Google Drive with the following ...
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Google Photos Search vs Drive Search results difference

I've just encountered a weird behavior on the Google photos search. I have a Google account which I'm using only for storing photos. All the photos are uploaded via the Google photos app (so there ...
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How to find all Google Docs (or Sheets) with comments?

In Google Docs/Sheets, when making a copy of a file, the comments don't get copied over. There is a plugin (Copy Comments) that makes a copy-with-comments for Docs, but it's one document at a time, ...
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How do I open a selected folder in Google Docs in the Mac Finder?

Often when I'm browsing my Google Docs in Chrome, I find that I want to open the same folder in the Mac OS X Finder so that I can edit one of the native documents. Right now I'm forced to open my root ...
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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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Combine checkbox and paragraph in Google Forms

I am trying to create a new survey. The question will be directed to the patients about their current pharmacological therapy. I prepared a checkbox list of medications, but I can't add a textbox ...
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Open Recent instead of My Drive in Google Drive

Is it posible to open Google Drive on Recent items instead of My Drive? I saw the website opens the url https://drive.google.com/drive/#my-drive, and what I need is to open https://drive.google.com/...
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How to force a file with a different extension to preview as a text file in Google Drive

I added a Python (py) file in Google Drive. I cannot preview it (but the main trouble is that Google won't search in it) even if it is a UTF8 text file. I can add it with the txt extension, but I ...
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How to make “Upload new revision” default behaviour in Google Drive

Is it possible to make it the default behaviour that when I drag & drop or upload a file into a folder, using the Google Drive web client, that it automatically treats the file as a new revision ...
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How to get “revision history” of Google Fusion Tables?

In Google Docs, we can see the previous edits of a Document or Spreadsheet by clicking on File → See revision history (also Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G): However, there doesn't seem to be a See revision ...
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Which items has my access been restricted to?

I recently saw this message in my Recent activity feed in Google Drive: [Name Redacted] restricted access to 3 items How do i find out which items I've lost access to? My drive has a large number ...
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Automatically create a calendar document using Google Drive and Google Apps Script

Is it possible to use Google Apps Script to 'automatically' create a calendar document in Google Drive with the following document features. Traditional calendar table Accurate month and year ...

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