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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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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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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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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Google Drive weirdly allow files/folder with the same name in the same location. How to fix it?

Google Drive weirdly allows files/folder with the same name in the same location. This leads to having a lot of duplicate files/folders in my drive that I don't know any way to merge. 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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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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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 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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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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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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How can I place Google Drive pictures in Google Photos accounts and link to them?

I have lots of picture files in my Google Drive accounts for work. I don't understand why those pictures in Google Drive take up "storage", whereas pictures in Google Photos (in high quality) don't. ...
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How to sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder?

I have been given access to a shared Google Drive folder. I want to download the content of that Google drive, modify / add / remove content in that on regular basis on my local machine. I want to ...
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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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Google Team Drive Doc in my Slack channel shows an old document title and thumbnail when posting, confusing team members [duplicate]

How can I force an update on the thumbnail and doc title? Slack doesn't seem to do periodic re-checks since the first time it cached the info. I've tried the command "refresh" the file, but does not ...
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How to create direct link to Google Drive File & Folder?

How to create Direct link to Google Drive File or Folder. So that instead of opening in preview window, the file should be downloaded directly. Please Help!
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Google App Script DriveApp get top level parent of a file

I want to know how to find out the top level directory parent of a file (which resides under "My Drive"). Files are stored under multi-level sub-folders. Since I have the same file stored in multiple ...
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How can I see time of day for creation or modification of file in google drive (when file is not created today)

I created two files on the same day, with the same name, and similar content. I need to know which is which. I know the time that I created them. They were created while teaching two separate classes,...
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Reason that too small photos don't upload to Google Photos

When I sync a local photos directory to Google Drive/Photos, Google Backup and Sync fails to upload small sized photos. I reckon this is due to Google's choice rather that technical considerations ...
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Google Drive - "File is in owner's trash" - how to download

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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How to Search Google Drive for Directories over a Certain Size? [duplicate]

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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Change "Me" on Google Photo

When I search "Me" in Google Photo, it shows pictures of a friend, not my pictures. My face group there is labeled "Gideon" and my friend's is "James". When you visit my friend James pictures (Albums >...
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Are 'shared drives' available in G Suite legacy edition?

I haven't found anything that would suggest otherwise, but in my drive account (that is managed by a G Suite legacy license) I don't see the 'shared drives' option. Do I need to enable this feature ...
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Does Google actually duplicate files?

When I duplicate a file in Google Drive (click "Make a copy"), is it actually duplicated on their servers? Or is it just a softlink to the original file?
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Send email using Google Apps Script, with filename in spreadsheet

I'm trying to do the same thing as this question: Send an email with attachment using Google Apps Script But with the attachment names as cells in the spreadsheet. My code is here: function ...
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Why is Google Drive (web) constantly asking me to allow it to use 1.2 GB of storage on my Mac?

For the past couple of days every time I view folders in my organization's Google Drive account I get the following popup message: Do you want to allow “https://drive.google.com” to use up to 1.2 ...
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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 backup all files from G Suite Shared Drive?

I have lots of Docs and Sheets on G Suite Shared Drives. Previously before I upgraded to Shared Drives, I had this in a folder in My Drive. Previously I could back this up by using Google Takeout. ...
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Google Drive "quota" path: where are those files?

Google tells me that my quota is exceeded and clicking on the suggested link "https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/quota" I can see a lot of files, many of them of large size, but they aren't on my ...
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How to Google Takeout my Shared Drives? (in 2020)

I have spent days migrating all our files into shared drives in Google Drive. After doubling the cost of our service to allow shared drives. Now how do I download all those files as part of Google ...
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How to download a folder from Google Drive?

I want to download this folder to my computer. Can you show me how to download the complete folder.
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Google Docs: Modify text in multiple files

I create project specifications using many individual Google Docs files. These files are seldom edited as they describe industry-specific ways of working depending on the scope of the project. I'm ...
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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 to migrate apps and stuff to g suite from regular gmail account

Summary How can I use my new G Suite identity in my existing Google Apps Script and other google back-end services? Even a vague concept clarification or pointer in the right direction would be ...
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Do owner/editor get notified when making copy of a google drive file?

Hello I am part of an organization that has most of their files on a shared google drive folder. I was recently selected to be part of it (there's an application process) so when I saw a file called "...
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Download all files and folders in the specific folder in Google Drive which is shared by other account

Is there any way to download all files and folders in the specific folder in Google Drive which is shared by other account? I have tried goodls, but it can not download folders and files shared by ...
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Looking for website for watching Dropbox/Google Drive videos online

I want to watch videos with my friends together. Usually we create Zoom conference and just click "Start" on the video simultaneously. The problem is we usually watch our selfmade videos which we ...
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How to free up space in Google Storage

My google storage recently filled up, mostly because of google photos. I deleted some things in drive and freed up a couple gb, which was somewhat mysteriously used up again within about a week. Since ...
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A better photos/backup management strategy?

(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.) My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, ...
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How to bulk transfer ownership of Google docs inside a Google drive?

I created a Google drive folder to which I gave an access to multiple people. These people have created sub folders inside this and have created multiple Google docs inside these. They are now the ...
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Google Drive says I'm out of space, but I don't appear to be

I can't figure out how to solve this. GDrive says I'm out of space - WAY OUT OF SPACE. As in, 44.6GB out of 15GB used. This can only be because I had a ~40GB iPhoto Library that got backed up ...

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