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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Syncing Google Photos to Google Drive?

Google previously had a way of having a Google Photos folder in Google Drive. So that anything say automatically synced into Google Photos would be shown in Google Drive. But recently (2019), they ...
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How to access all public files shared by one user in Google Drive

Is it possible to access all public files in Google Drive if I have only one link? They are are obviously public as I can access the ones where I have a link, but I would like to obtain links to other ...
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G Suite discussion forum that works with G Suite lists/groups? [closed]

My university has G Suite, and creates some G Suite lists, e.g., C-ABC123-Fall2019@example.com, which has all students enrolled in the course ABC123 in Fall, 2019. The G Suite domain is there, rather ...
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Complex sharing permissions on Google Drive

I have a folder on Google Drive for a small group that I manage, let's call that the Master folder. Within it are a load of sub-folders (around 20). The main folder acts like a kind of 'drive' in ...
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Can I use photos on my personal google drive account for my business website?

Hi I am thinking of images that are used on my website on to the public folder of my google drive account and access it using <img src="some.gdrive.link.com">. Can I use google drive in such way ...
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Tagging or Labelling System For Google Drive?

Whats the closest to or best options for 'tagging' or 'labeling' files in Google Drive. Similar to how 'labels' work in Gmail ideally. I guess will be via an add-on. Ideal features include renaming ...
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Transfer ownership from my personal Google Drive account to Google Suite for Education

In my personal Google Drive I have a folder and we are migrating to Google Suite for Education. From my personal user I shared that folder to my new Google Suite user with no problem. I want to ...
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How to upload file to a Google Brand Account without it counting on my storage?

I have access to a brand account with 1 TB of storage. My Google Drive is basic and has 15 GB and is almost over-quota. When I try to upload a file to the shared drive, I get "Not enough storage quota ...
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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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Google Drive Keep forever [closed]

I've been hit by a ransomware and multiple thousands of my google drive files were encrypted and uploaded to Google Drive. Unlike Dropbox, no global rollback feature exists on Google Drive. For 30 ...
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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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Google Drive files opening in new window vs new tab?

This might be a duplicate of How to open Google Drive files in new window but that question is 5 years old and unanswered. When I'm in drive.google.com and I open a G Suite file (either double-click ...
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How to view a list of comments on a pdf in Google Drive

I am trying to view a list of all comments, including the resolved comments, in Google Drive. For Google Docs, there is a button to view all of the comments, including resolved ones (https://...
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In Google Drive, does 'remove' delete file? It says it's still accessible by collaborators

In Google Drive, does 'remove' delete a file? It says it's still accessible by collaborators, and my GB looks the same. So it looks like the file is still there somewhere, not deleted, using space, ...
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Google Sheets sharing based on dynamic list?

I'm betting this is way beyond Sheets' capabilities, but my workgroup is large and changes frequently. It would be ideal to be able to share Sheets documents based on a column of values in another (...
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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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Finding a Google Doc that was accessed through a link

I found a useful Google Doc online, but I accidentally deleted the document from my Google Drive, and now I can't find it anywhere. The Doc doesn't show up in Trash, it doesn't show that I ever opened ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have different URLs for edit and view of the same Google Drive folder?

I'd like to share the same Google Drive folder with a group of people and within that group, some have edit access. However, when I share that link to the folder to view, if I go back to that folder ...
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Is it safe now to delete the Google Photos folder from Drive?

Starting in July 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive are no longer synced. That's great. I still have a Google Photos folder in my Drive, and I understand that's expected. But I can't find any ...
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Which filename extensions are NOT safe to move outside of a syncing Google Drive folder? (because the corresponding Google Docs will be deleted)

When syncing Google Drive to your computer, the following SHORTCUT files will be synced, which link to the online web-based Google Docs documents... .gdoc .gslides .gsheet .gdraw .gtable .gform ...
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Connect Google Photos to Google Drive

Google Drive Settings list an option to "Create a Google Photos folder." Checking it proposes to "Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive." I want to do this, but whenever I ...
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Where is the “Import from Drive” button in Google Photos

Since July 10th, Google is claiming that there will be an "Import from Drive" option in Google Photos. I don't see it. Is it available yet? The release log from "Backup & Sync" mentions July ...
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How to synchronize picture deletion from computer with the new Google Photos

From their website, it is mentioned that pictures deleted from computer will no longer be deleted from Google Photos. It seems to be an evil way to force people to use exclusively the Google Photo ...
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How is selected default domain for Drive shared links?

My company is a group which owns several domains, and we are operating a single federated G Suite environment with many domains. When I try to share an uploaded document from the Android applet (2.19....
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Uploaded video on Google Drive constantly previews with “Whoops! There was a problem playing this video”

I'm trying to share a video directly with one person and every single format I upload in displays this error. What format do you need to properly preview videos on Drive?
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Restrict Google Drive to only allow an office IP address access

Is there a way to block home access from an office Google Drive? We want users to be at the office physically and use the office router to login into the office Google Drive.
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Google Drive link parameter to hint which account (email) to access with

Is it possible to construct a link to a Google Drive file and specify the email account to access the file as? I know that it is possible to use /u/1 or /u/2 in the path, but I am looking at ...
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Deleting files from Google Drive [duplicate]

I want to remove files from Google Drive, but I don't want them deleted from my hard drive. when I delete something from Google Drive it tells me that it will also be removed from my computer. I don't ...
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Downloading a Google New Sites site file from Drive

How may I download a Google New Sites site file from Drive? All Google New Sites site files in Drive have the regular Download command missing from the context menu.
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Google drive hacked [closed]

Someone hacked my google drive and restricted me from viewing my own files. I have their user name, LaLa LaLa. How do I find out who that person is? No Email address beside it like usual.
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Expand folders in Google Drive

In Google Drive's folder pane, how do you expand a folder together with all of its subfolders at the same time? In other words, I'm looking for the Google Dive equivalent of macOS's option + right ...
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Google Backup and Sync - Only One Direction

I am using 'Google Backup and Sync', to sync a directory in my local machine with my Google Drive storage. After the sync has completed for the first time, I deleted some of the content in my local ...
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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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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How to see all files shared to a specific user Google Drive?

Context: You want to find all the files/folders that you have access to or are part of your organization which are shared to a specific user. This is an important ability to security if you need to ...
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How many times the file is downloaded?

I've shared a file on Google Drive publicly. Can I see how many times the file is downloaded? Many storage clouds have this possibility, I did not find this option in Google Drive. And that's ...
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Get Google Backup and Sync to only sync one file at a time instead of three?

I have Google Backup and Sync set to upload all files in a folder to Google Drive. The default behavior seems to sync 3 files simultaneously. Is there any way to set it to sync only one file at a time?...
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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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Google Drive showing device data without my consent [closed]

I signed in three Google accounts on my android phone. In Google account synchronization settings, I unchecked Google Drive so that no data from Google Drive server synced to phone and no data from ...
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Apps Script to search for names and file paths in folders by name

I'm making apps script to find files that don't contain the names "Done" and "InProgress". The script that I have created is like this: function testSearch(){ var sheet = SpreadsheetApp....
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Why does Google Drive report “There was a problem playing this audio file” for valid MP3 files?

I have converted some recorded audio (sermons from our church) to MP3 using Audacity. I uploaded them to Google drive so we can send links to people who missed a service but when I try to test them by ...
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How to change the name of my machine

I have two machines that I use to sync specific folders. When browsing on drive.google.com I am unable to tell the difference between 'My Laptop' and 'My Laptop (1)'. Does anyone know how to change ...
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How to automate conversion of all my Google docs to PDF or office?

The other day I decided to back up my entire Google Drive to my encrypted external hard drive. After one day downloading I managed to do it (including the pictures). Anyway, I should have known better:...
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Copy Sheet To New Spreadsheet

I want to copy one sheet in the Spreadsheet file into a new Spreadsheet file. The sheet that I want to copy contains formulas, I want to just copy the value to a new Spreadsheet file. I have made the ...
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Google Apps Script, MimeType.MICROSOFT_WORD will list only .docx

I am using a Google Apps Script to list Word files in a folder, however this will work only for .docx files, not .doc. Any idea? var folderID = "ID#" var sourceFolder = DriveApp.getFolderById(...
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When sharing folders on Google Drive do users know who else the folder is shared with? [duplicate]

I want to invite various people to a shared Google Drive folder but do not want each of the users (except myself) to see the names of the other users with which the folder has been shared.
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Streaming MP3s from Google Drive with download prevented

I need to share a folder of documents, including Word docs, PDFs and MP3s but want to disable the download button. I realise I can't share content and completely prevent people from taking a copy, but ...
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How to list total files for every subfolder in Google Drive?

On google drive I have a directory with over 1000 subfolders. I want to list all subfolders with the total amount of files for each subfolder. This is the script I got so far but it doesn't work cause ...

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