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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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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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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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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Does Epson Connect Scan to Cloud need full Google Drive permission in order to overwrite a file? [closed]

I have tried "Scan to Cloud" on my Epson WorkForce EF-2660 to scan documents directly to Google Drive. It works fine, but I had to stop doing it because Epson Connect requires the following ...
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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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Is MultCloud Synchronize is safe? [closed]

If I gave access to MultCloud to all my clouds like Google Drive or OneDrive or so on, how safe is this?
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How to check folder size in Google Drive

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 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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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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Using Anyone with the Link can View, can the user download the shared file in Google Drive?

I have to share a self-taken video to a large number of people via Google Drive. I think the easiest way is to use "Share" -> "Anyone with the link can view" option. However, ...
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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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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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Google Drive Claims Storage is Limited. However, there are plenty of storage left

I wonder what's wrong. There are more than Terabytes of info left
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How to Create Find and Replace Function for Google Drive File Names with Google Scripts

Basically, I have a bunch of files in a shared google drive, let's say: AA123_1.jpg AA123_2.jpg AA123_3.jpg ... I am trying to get rid of all of the "123"'s and replace them with an empty ...
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Where are Google's Offline Docs found on a PC?

I wasn't able to find where Google Drive has stored my offline docs on my PC. I've searched my 'downloads' folder, my 'documents' folder and went into cache to find them under, 'Host App Data' but ...
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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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FedEx Tracking in Google Sheets

I work for a company that sends packages out daily. We track the numbers in a Google sheet that populates via a Google form we use. Recently we have had some packages go missing and I have been tasked ...
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How to save shared files by Google Drive links in my account?

I'm using Google drive in my android browser coz drive app is not working. Suggest me any tips to save some files(including videos of a lecture) shared to me via a link which opens gdrive files. I ...
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Issue trying to get a correctly formatted URI for Drive Files

I have been trying to use a csv of FCC data I uploaded to Google Drive in BigQuery. I cant seem to get the URI from the file in Drive, to work when creating a table. The instructions here https://...
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Resolve “Can't sync your changes. Please copy your recent edits, then revert your changes.” error in Google Sheets

Every time I delete a row in a certain worksheet in a Google Sheets spreadsheet, I get the following error: Can't sync your changes. Please copy your recent edits, then revert your changes. This ...
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How to delete applock backup data on google drive

I want to permanently delete my applock data on google drive. When i delete those data on applock.. after severel minutes it automatically restored. So want to delete those data permanently. Can ...
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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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Is my manuscript too big for my computer to handle?

I'm an author working from an HP Probook 440 G5. I've been writing in Google Docs for about a year, and I'm almost done with my first book's second draft, which I hope to show to a professional ...
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Google Docs: random input suggestion location (macOS)

Whenever I try to type in a language that has input suggestion/predictive candidates (i.e. Japanese, Chinese) in Google Docs, the location of the suggestion box appears in random places(figure 1). ...
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Why can't distinct Youtube channels have also distinct URL?

I have two GoogleDrive accounts and I wanted to create their two respective Youtube distinct accounts. The purpose for this, would be to have different content for my work and studies and have a ...
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How do I enable Google Drive in Slack for my company's members?

Slack's instructions for integrating Google Drive say: The Google Drive integration is built in for your workspace, but it must be configured for each individual member who wants to import Google ...
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Identifying all Shared Drive permissions of a user

Our company uses GSuite and has over 20 separate Shared Drives for various departments in the company. This causes an IT nightmare whenever we need to revoke access to someone such as a consultant ...
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Why can't I resize an image in google drawings?

I am trying to make an image, from google images, the background of my file. My canvas is 1600x400. When I try to resize the image by dragging it to the edges of the canvas I can only see the far ...
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Google Drive weirdly allow files/folder with the same name in the same location. How to fix it?

Google Drive weirdly allow files/folder with the same name in the same location. This led that I have a lot of duplicate files/folders in my drive that I don't know any way to merge them. How to merge ...
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How to move files in trash to specific folder

I've a large amount of files and folders in trash and I now can't be sure if I want to permanently delete them. I'd like to move all of the contents of trash into a specific folder for checking later. ...
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Why videos uploaded with “High-Quality” option does not play in Google Drive but plays in Google Photos

I am using Google Backup and Sync tool and is synching videos to my Google account. When I try to play videos (after processing) in Google Drive it does not play but the video which is also uploaded ...
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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 transfer Google Docs from GSuite to a personal gmail account?

I'd like to transfer all my docs from a GSuite (used to be called Google Apps) account to a personal google one. I see plenty of examples of how to move documents between GSuite accounts, or how to ...
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How to sort mutliple columns by data in one?

I have two columns A and B, A has checkboxes that when set to TRUE it fills the adjacent cell in B green and strikes the text through. I want to create a filter that sorts columns A and B by the data ...
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When I tried to download a file from Google Drive, it said it was injected with viruses

I've tried to use cloudconvert, which shows me error 403. Then I've tried to add it to my Google Drive, make a copy, and then download it, but it just says that the file has virus and then nothing ...
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Google Photos sucking up all storage

I'm using Google Photos to back up my photo and video library. It's set up to store data as "high quality - unlimited storage". However, it's complaining about exceeding my storage quota in ...
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My files on my Google Drive disappeared but are still searchable and use up my quota?

Background: My Google account X was getting full so I tried to delete some files from the Google Drive part of the account. A and B are folders, X and Y are accounts. I had a folder A on my Google ...
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How to restore the comments on your deleted slides on Google slides

Someone made some comments on some of my google slides but those slides were deleted by some other folks. When I try to restore version history I can only get the slides not the comments, is it ...
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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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Migrate to another GSuite account with same domain

I work for 'B' which is run along with 'A' and 'C' by the same authority. 'B' wanted GSuite and 'A' offered to help by adding the domain to their GSuite account. So a.edu had a GSuite account under ...
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Prevent moved Google Drive folder from receiving new timestamps

I have a few systems that sync to the same Google Drive folder. One one of the computers we recently ran out of disk space. I purchased a second larger hard drive and followed this process to move the ...
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How to change the icon of folder in Google Drive?

After integrating Google Colab with Google Drive (add it as app to drive) and create a test Colab notebook, I can see the Colab folder in the drive, but it's of different colour, yellow. Does that ...
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Is there any way that can display all the permission info of folders/files in Google Drive?

Is there any way that can display all the permission info in Google Drive? I have maybe hundred folders and files for years and I want to change the permission for some people. I know how to change ...
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How to check the size of a shared folder on Google Drive before downloading

Suppose, someone shared a folder with me on Google Drive. I want to know the size of that folder. How can I check that without downloading the folder? I tried to find any relevant options but couldn't ...
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How to show thumbnails of images stored on Google Drive on Google Sheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet that contains hyperlinks to files stored on my Google Drive using a HYPERLINK formula. Opening the spreadsheet and hovering the cursor over the link when logged in my ...
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Is there a way to easily tell which files have real edits in Google Drive

When I assign work using create→assignment, or create→reuse, with option "make copy for each student", a copy is made for each student in a folder within google drive (as expected). However ...
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In Classroom in Google Drive, view only one assignment in a class of 2 or more assignments

I am regularly setting classwork with Google Classroom. I may give two pieces of work shared with "make a copy for each student". I then want to monitor students work during the lesson, ...
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Google Drive: unshared file access

I recently created a folder (let's call it "A") not shared, added a subfolder "B" and shared with two people "editor" access, then added 3 folders and a file under "...
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Export all users' data from Google Drive?

According to this article, as a super admin, I should be able to export data for all users. However, when I visit https://admin.google.com/ac/customertakeout, I am presented with the following screen: ...

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