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 Search resulted in two files of the same name, and same named folder, but one of them is shared, while to other one is not

Search resulted in two files of the same name, and same named folder, but they are physically two different folders & files. One is shared, the other is private. I can only access the private ...
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What happens when I delete a Google folder or document (or PDF) owned by someone else

I have many Google files and folders owned by someone else. If I go ahead and simply delete them, will that impact that person in any way - in other words, will their folder, files, or documents ...
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What happens to my file in shared folder after shared folder is no longer shared

If I upload a file into a shared folder on Google Drive, that file is automatically visible and available to everyone that has access to that shared folder. If the owner of the folder then removes ...
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Upload Limit of Drive.File.Insert

While I use the following app script code to upload file from URL to GDrive it is executed flawless but when I change the source URL with a large file's URL (more than 1GB) it uploads only 50MB for ...
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Add % sign in Data Labels Google Sheets

I have a simple chart in Google Sheets. Currently, the data labels are just numbers. I want to append a % sign infront of each value. How can I do so? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wyubPje-e-...
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Need to get a list of Drive files several subfolders deep

I need to get a list of all the files in my Drive with all of the nested folder names where the files reside. I found this very helpful answer which is almost exactly what I need: Get a list of ...
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Link audio files in Google Drive folder in a Google Sheet

I have hundreds of audio files (.mp3) in a Google Drive folder that I need to list with links in a Google Sheet. Very similar to the problem described here, but I was not able to adapt the code to ....
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How can Google Drive search show the containing folder name?

Why doesn't Drive search show the containing folder name? All it does is give me a list of items matching the query and I have to go inside each item to see its current location. Is there a way ...
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sharing in google doc

Someone within the organisation has requested access to my google doc. Every time I open the doc, the request comes up, which is rather annoying as I access this document all the time. Every time I ...
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How to move shared item to “my drive” (for later sync to harddrive) in Google drive

Google recently made a change to how files are shared in Google Drive according to this article. https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/10/google-completely-ruined-shared-folders-in-drive/ When this ...
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What is counted as “photo” instead of “drive” in Google's storage?

I use the "original quality" option in Google Photos. Most of the photos were added via Google Drive folder (as files). Recent photos from phone added via Photos Android app (they also visible on ...
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How to share Entire Google Drive—right click menu with “share” option on “My Drive” not available

I can right click a folder But not the entire drive Background For my employer, I want to share my entire Google Drive space provided by them. I want to be able to have a direct URL to my whole ...
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Google drive undo folder option

I created a folder on google drive and moved part of the files to that folder.. How do I undo this process to the previous state
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How to send myself information from work without revealing my personal account

At work we heavily use Gmail and Drive, and there are some emails and files I would like to somehow store or send myself to store and remember at my personal account. However, I fear simply sending ...
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Edit custom file properties in Google Drive UI

Once I was looking through Google Drive API docs and I have seen a picture of Google Drive UI and a sidebar on the right, I guess it allowed to edit custom file properties. I need to let the user add ...
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Allow others to share my file/folder in Google Drive

I have shared a folder in my Google Drive with several contacts. Can I grant permission to some of them, for them to be able to share with others? (Sort of making them admins of the folders). This is ...
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Ctrl + F not working for browser page search when using Google Docs

When I do Ctrl+F in Google Docs, it shows the "document find view". What I would like is the "browser find view" when in Google Chrome. What keys do I need to press to do a browser Ctrl+F in Google ...
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Iframes for Google Drive. How do you questions?

I'm using google drive with <iframe src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=FOLDER-ID#list" style="width:100%; height:600px; border:0;"></iframe> Is there a ...
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If I delete from my drive - will it delete on another person's drive that I've uploaded to?

Sorry if this is a bit convoluted. My client has shared all their Google Drive folders with me. I do the work, and then upload into the respective folders. For some reason - the work I've done ends up ...
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How do you get the administrator effect off your computer so nothing is bloced on your computer

Is there anyway to remove the administrator or like overpower it I have look everywhere but it seems like there is no possible way
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Whose Google Drive is the recording saved while in a Google Meet?

In this pandemic period, the classes are being held online. Our college uses Google Suite which provides the feature of Google Meet. Some of our lectures need to be recorded. Sometimes our professor ...
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Getting all files' file-id from a folder in Google Drive

I've a folder in my Google Drive and would like to get the file id of all the files against their file name in a spreadsheet. Currently I have to open all the files in the folder individually and ...
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Can't move certain files in Google Drive

I'm a student, and currently trying to organize all of my documents and slideshows into folders for easy access. Although, some of these documents and slides I cant move, the option is just greyed out....
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How can I see hidden files in Google Drive?

Some Android apps use my Google Drive account to backup their data. However, I am not able to see any files. I want to see and download a copy of the backup data. Are these files hidden? How can I ...
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How to Search Google Drive for Directories over a Certain Size?

I've just received notice that my storage on Google Drive is about to exceed my storage limit. I often deal with this sort of thing by finding and removing a handful of obsolete giant files, freeing ...
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Is it possible to copy files from (Google Drive) Team Drive to My Drive?

(The following assumes using the web interface) In Google Drive, if a user wants to make a copy of a file, they can drag it to a new location while holding the Control key (on Windows; possibly ...
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How to prevent accidentally deletion of spreadsheets

I am using google drive sheets every day and today i deleted a folder by mistake so please share me the ways how to prevent the sheet deleting it
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How can one link directly to a specific page of a PDF in Google Drive?

I'd like to provide a link to a PDF document in Google Drive like [documenturl]?page=4 and have that link jump to the specified page. With a quick search, I was only able to find this unresolved ...
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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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File is in owner's trash

I received a link to a file on Google Drive. When I try to open it, it says "File is in owner's trash" and there is no Download button. How can I download it?
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Can I receive large files from anyone via Google Drive?

Our business uses Google Apps for email/ file storage etc. Occasionally our clients need to send us files that are simply too large to be sent as email attachments. We're talking hundreds of ...
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Why does Google Drive have a “change ownership” option for files that don't support it?

You can only transfer ownership of Google files and folders https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494892 Due to this quote, as shown in to How can I transfer ownership of a file in Google Drive ...
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Google Docs with PNGs now produce black image background in PDFs

Suddenly when I download a Google Doc as a PDF, the image PNGs come down with a black background. They used to be transparent. What has happened here? Can I change it back?
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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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Google Drive vs Google Docs in doc conversion

I've noticed that downloading a shared file from Google Docs allows you to convert it to another file format, but not when from Google Drive. Is it possible to do the same from Google Drive as well? ...
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Change File Name Automation in Google App Script

I am working on a script in App Script that will change the file name of all the files in a certain folder based on their creation date using this format yyyy_MM_dd_filename. I was able to create the ...
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How to download videos from YouTube to Google Drive

I am looking for a webapp which can download videos from YouTube to Google Drive. I am preferring pure webapp not browser extension based solutions, because primarily I will use that webapp in mobile ...
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Google spreadsheets - sheet cells are not clickable

A very strange issue... I cannot click the cells with my mouse. The mouse does move and operates. It can even work the menu. But not the cells. However, using the keyboard I do manage to manipulate ...
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Missing files after restoring suspended G Suite account

My organization uses G Suite. One of our accounts is used mainly as a storage account (some emails are forwarded to it, and its Google Drive is used for storing files which are later on shared with ...
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Exporting Google SpreadSheet to PDF (filename referring to a cell D7)

I have developed a script which allows me to export a spreadsheet to a pdf file with a click of a button. I have assigned the script to a macro so that it is triggered by clicking on an image. Script ...
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Accessing google drive with keys instead of login credentials

I'm hoping to set up an automatic backup of my important documents on google drive. The idea is to have a dedicated backup computer which will copy the data from google drive to an external hard disk. ...
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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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What is Google Meet's “Google Drive storage” feature?

https://apps.google.com/intl/en/meet/pricing/ states only G Suite Enterprise users get the "Meeting recording saved to Google Drive" feature. Yet it also states everybody, including free ...
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How can I export/import autocorrect lists from Google Docs?

Let's say I have several Google accounts, and I have a good autocorrect list in one of them, that I can view under Tools > Preferences.... If I want to transfer this autocorrection list to another ...
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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 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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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 delete Google Photos folder from Drive without loosing non-image files from the same folder?

As per Google's blog post, deleting an image/video from Drive will not delete it from Photos. But this doesn't mean deleting the Google Photos folder is safe. If we delete it, then files inside Google ...
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Create an overview of users that can edit / view specific folders within Google Drive

We have a share Google Drive environment where different folders are shared with several people. Per folder I can see who currently has access to the folder. For compliance purposes I want to create ...
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Will “Trash” in Google Docs be automatically deleted?

Google Support - Trash says: Anything you remove from Google Drive will be in your Trash until you permanently delete the files or restore them. However, they are known to be loose with words, and ...

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