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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Can I rename a file someone shared with me?

I have several clients who share docs with me. I can see these when I go to docs.google.com. Unfortunately, clients name their files things like "strategy" and I have many clients with ...
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How to check folder size in Google Drive [duplicate]

You can look up file sizes on Google drive but it does not show the size of the whole folder. I've been looking for ways to get the size of a folder on Google Drive but couldn't find any. Is there any ...
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How do I upload "an old SD card full of photos" to Google Photos (from Windows laptop)?

Context I have an old SD card full of old photos. (I've actually copied the card to a folder on my laptop) Goal Upload all 800 pictures to Google Photos in "one shot". (i.e. All 800 at once. ...
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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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How to download a Google Drive data files/documents without Google Photos included in the Takeout?

I recently attempted to download all Google Drive data from Takeout. When making my selections such as from "Multiple formats", "Advanced settings", and "All Drive data ...
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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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Share a PDF file but keep the comments private

I would like to share ~50 pdf files with my collaborator, but not the private comments I have on those files. I wonder if this is possible on Google drive. The easiest solution will be keeping two ...
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Managing duplicates photos & videos in both Google Drive & Google Photos?

The relatively recent divorce between Drive & Photos still has me a bit confused. Though to be honest, I was never really sure of this question: Before the changes, when I shared a Drive folder ...
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I'm below Google One's free storage limit (<15GB used) but family plan is running out of space

I joined a relative's family plan. I'm below Google One's free storage limit (<15GB used) but his family plan is running out of space. The paying family member and others are using most of the ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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Is it possible to redirect a shared Drive document to another inbox?

In my school district, we use Google Workspace for Education Plus, and I have full access to the Google Admin Console. I recently had to redirect all emails from a specific parent to a new account ...
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Download an older version of a document

I have an Excel sheet document on Google Drive with several revisions. I want to download one of its older versions to my machine. How can I do this? (Google Drive allows downloading the latest ...
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How to view folder listing on Google Drive under "Shared with me"?

In brief Under Shared with me in Google Drive, there is no folder listing. So how can we browse the folder stree of the shared folder(s)? Full details Currently when opening Shared with me page, here ...
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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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Same link different file on Google Drive

I previously provided the URL of my files on Google Drive, however those files were accidentally erased from my Google Drive, and now I want to upload fresh files to the same shared link. Is there a ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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Do Google Chat attachments take up your Gmail storage space?

I remember with Hangouts, there wasn't any limit on the photos you could send, and I didn't think they took up any Drive storage space. Do Google Chat attachments take up space in your Drive?
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If I delete a file from my "shared with me" files, is it deleted for anyone else that file may have been shared with as well?

In my Shared With Me folder in Google Drive I have several files that have been shared with me along with others. If I "remove" that file from my Shared With Me folder will those files still be ...
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How do I find where the Google Form is saved?

I've started a contract at a small company to update all their google forms. The forms were set up 5 years ago by the last contractor. Unfortunately this means none knows where the forms are saved on ...
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Multiple Local Accounts w/ GoogleDrive.app (local app) [migrated]

I am setting up a single Win10 computer that I want multiple staff (eg. 4) to have local access to, each with their own local user account. Our organization uses Google Apps (whatever the Enterprise ...
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Google drive shared folder showing in two different locations. How to make it just one?

A subfolder in a shared folder is showing up in two different locations within that shared folder. When I search for files within that subfolder, results from only one of those locations show up for ...
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How can I remove myself from a shared Google Drive?

I was part of a shared Google Drive (not a shared folder) and the manager of the drive disappeared. Since I am a viewer of the drive only, is there a way for me to remove myself from the drive? There ...
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Will sub-folder contents be restored under respective sub-folders?

My wife's hard drive crashed recently with a bunch of pictures in sub-folders under the Pictures Library. IF they had been backed up with Google Drive, would they have restored with all pix in ...
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How do I permanently keep a copy of someone else's public files on Google Drive on my own Google Drive?

There are probably about 20 GBs of videos that I want to keep on my own Google Drive that I found publicly available on someone's Google Drive. I tried adding the files via the option Add to my Drive ...
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Definitive list of indexed file types in Google Drive

I am trying to use Google Drive to run my day to day, but I use a lot of Markdown files (.md) linked to LogSeq for my note taking. Google Drive on the web will find the file name, but it fails to find ...
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How can I see backups for corporate accounts in Google Drive?

I have a personal and a corporate Google account, the corporate being in the domain of my company. When I head to my personal account, I see a tab "backups" in the left side of the page as shown in ...
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Google docs, remember last position

I use Google Docs a lot for text editing. The difficulty I am facing is that I have documents with 100s of pages; and each time I open a document, it opens with the cursor on top of the first page. I ...
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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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Add file submitted to specific folder based on answer in google forms

I'm trying to create different subfolders for uploaded files based on the multiple choice question i have in one of my google forms. The form is for certain locations, so based on the location that ...
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Are contents in the Google Drive indexed for searching?

I am applying for graduate admissions this year and one of my publication is in stage in publication with the journal. I have uploaded the paper on Google Drive and I am planning to provide the link ...
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Trying to change sharing access of team drive files(more than 2,000 files) and generate link on google sheet via google script

I have a lot of files on a team/shared drive that I want to generate links of. I managed to do it, but I also want to make the links viewable by anyone with the link. When I added the script to change ...
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Is it possible to merge Google Docs folders from different users?

UserA has company/folderA/subfolderA/fileA UserB has company/folderB/subfolderB/fileB If UserB leaves company and if we want to transfer ownership to UserA will it merge properly at the folder levels?...
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What is the actual version limit / file history on Google Drive

I'm considering using Google Drive as my primary backup solution. However, I was not able to figure out exactly When Google Drive deletes old versions of a file. After 100 versions After 30 days ...
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Can a script on Google Docs or Google Sheets really access all my Google Drive files?

I see this security risk listed in my google account security check-up: "App details Has access to: See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive See, edit, create and delete ...
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How to move OneNote files from OneDrive to Google Drive?

I have around 20 OneNote files which are my personal reference. It contains almost 10 years of data. I recently got the unlimited space in Google Drive. Now I would like to move all my OneDrive to ...
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How to share full path of folder in Google Drive?

We use Google drive for storing the files of our company and we share files and projects with coworkers, no problem with that. Imagine my drive like this: Root_folder -F1 -SubF1 -SubF2 -...
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"Image too big" in draw.io stored on Google Drive using the diagrams.net plugin

I activated in my Google Drive the plugin "diagrams.net" and now I'm trying to draw shapes on top of an existing floorplan which happens to be a 2400x1600 pixel large image. Because of my ...
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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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Storing a file in Google Drive using download link

I want to upload a file in google drive using the download link; in fact I want google to download my file and store it to its drive. I've search the web but no way except downloading the file, then ...
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gdURL permalinks no longer working

gdURL.com provides a free service where one can create direct permalinks for google drive files. I have used it for a few years now, and haven't had any issues. Now, whenever I (or a third party) try ...
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Share Google Drive files on a Facebook Group?

In our group we have archived Zoom calls stored on Google Drive. To make it easier for out group members to browse and download past calls, we'd prefer to have the download links shown also on our ...
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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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Can indirectly shared Google Docs be monitored by admins?

My Google Drive (company provided: example@examplecompany.com) is getting pretty full, and I've been going through it and deleting files. I came across a rather inappropriate Doc someone sent to me. ...
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How to change file types in Google Drive?

I have 2 files in My Drive with ipynb extension. One is marked as Unknown file type and has a blue icon, and the other is marked as Colaboratory type. How do I change both to be Colaboratory?
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Hide a column in Google Drive?

How can I hide a column or make it narrower to be able to see more of the file name? The file names are often much longer than will fit into the "Name" column.
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Get List of *new* Google Drive Files within Specific Folder (including subfolders) into Google Sheet

I've seen some helpful answers to this question, but none that have the script specify to list only new files/folders added to the parent folder listed. I think what I'm trying to do is combine this ...
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How to set Google Drive folders to public after latest change

Up until fairly recently there was a straightforward easy to find option in the share or get link settings that had a straight up 'public' settings for Google Drive folders. Does anyone know the ...
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How to Purchase Additional Drive Storage with Legacy GSuite

Our business uses a Legacy Free Addition of G Suite. We purchased additional storage in Google Drive for one of our users. We now want to purchase addition storage for a second user. However, we are ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

I would like to obtain a link to an mp3 hosted in Google Drive that has the format filename.mp3, so I can link to it from sites that provide in-line audio players when linking to mp3 files. I have ...
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What's the best way to allow people to download multiple files in different folders from Google Drive?

I have some files that I want to distribute to people which is not a large group of people. Let's say 10 downloads of all files a week. The number of files are are about 50, and the total size is 10 ...

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