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 others lose access to a sharing folder on Google Drive, if you move it to a new folder you haven't shared with anyone?

I have shared a folder from Google Drive, that was created and lives on My Drive. Let's call it Folder A. Folder A is shared with a few people I used to do projects with, but no longer am. I don't ...
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How to export all my org's documents from Google Drive/Google Docs to OpenDocument?

My organisation is using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), mostly Google Docs and Google Drive, to host a mix of documents in various formats. As an admin, how do I export all the documents (or all ...
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Google Spreadsheet Script Trigger: This app is blocked

I am trying to create a trigger for a script in google spreadsheet and upon trying to save the trigger I am getting the following error: This app is blocked This app tried to access sensitive info in ...
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Should I see evidence of shared storage space on a family member account before they exceed 15GB?

I just setup a family group, designating the family manager as an account with a 100GB Google Drive subscription and invited a family member to join the family group. I am worried that I did not setup ...
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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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Remove duplicate references to same files without deleing files in Google Drive

I have certain files that have been shared with me showing in two places. When I "remove" any of the files in the folder "test" that have been shared with me (the first place), the ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

Until recently, I was able to add shared folders to My Drive using the Shift + Z shortcut, but now every time I try to do it, these two messages appear: FolderName has been added to "My Drive&...
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How to update author detail of comments in Google Sheets?

I want to update the 'displayName' and 'email' of commenters within Google Sheet using 'Spreadsheet' Service along with 'Drive' service. I have used both Drive.comments.patch(comments, fileId, ...
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How can I import a .docx file in Google Docs?

I have uploaded a file in Google Drive which I would like to open in Google Docs. Using the web interface of Google Drive, I right clicked on the file and then selected "Open With". But ...
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Shared drive option is missing

I'm trying to setup a shared drive using Google Workspace. I found the following page in the Learning Center: Set up a shared drive Here I see the following image: When I click the link to open ...
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Show excerpt when searching for a keyword in Google Drive's files

In a Google Drive folder I have approximately 500 documents (Google Docs & PDFs mostly) for which I would like to perform a keyword search and have Google Drive to show (at least) the first ...
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Gmail Signature Image

When trying to add an image to my Gmail signature, all I see is a broken image placeholder: When I upload an image, it gets hosted by my Google Drive. When I go to Google Drive I can see that the ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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How can I add timestamps to a video shared with me in a Google Drive?

I need to add timestamps to a video that was shared with me in Google Drive. The video's UI looks like a YouTube video but I can't find a setting to do this.
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I transferred files between different Google Drive accounts and now they are dependent on each other

I followed my own instructions for how to transfer folders between different Google Drives here How to copy a shared folder into my own Google Drive? Basically, share a folder X from account A to B ...
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Is there a way to "mark as read" or "important" in Google Drive?

I've been given shared access to a Google Drive folder that contains a large number of subfolder and files. Most of this is electrotechnical documentation. However there's so much to read and not all ...
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Can I use Google colab without saving the notebook to Drive?

Sometimes when using Google colab I don't need to keep the resulting notebook. I'd like to use colab as a scratchpad, rather than cluttering the Google Drive in my account with UntitledXX.ipynb files. ...
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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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OR/AND in Google Drive search terms?

I can imagine situations where it would be really nice to be able to use complex conditions on Google Drive searches. Is it possible to OR and AND search terms? Right now, I'd like to search on Google ...
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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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set preview image for Google drive folder link sharing

I have a Google Drive folder with link sharing turned on. I want to set a preview image, for social media. Right now, it uses a low resolution Google Drive logo expanded to fit the preview image size, ...
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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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Create a shortcut to a folder in Google Drive?

I want to create a shortcut to a folder in My laptop (Synchronized folder). The folder is in "My laptop"() I want to create shortcut to web pages in my drive. Earlier there was a shortcut ...
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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 to move shared item to "my drive" (for later sync to harddrive) in Google drive [duplicate]

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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Google docs doesn't let me open a doc offline says ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED

I have gone to google drive and selected cogwheel -> settings -> checked "offline" Within the document in its "offline status" button it says: This document is ready for ...
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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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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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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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Google Sheets IMPORTXML shows ""Meet Google Drive" one day and "#N/A" the next

I am trying to import a simple xml file into a new Google Sheet, via the importxml function: importxml("https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1HqnptNBNn3yyjvaEVDNOpEWjegchwMpU", "//") ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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