Questions tagged [google-drive]

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Unzip file in Google Drive using colab?

I tried using the command: from google.colab import drive drive.mount('/gdrive/') !unzip -uq "/gdrive/My Drive/File.zip" -d "/gdrive/My Drive/File/" This worked out for small file like a zipped ...
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How do I free up space in Google Drive?

I've reached the point my drive is almost full. Seemed easy enough to handle by deleting stuff. But it's not so simple. Deleting many large files (2+ GB worth) did nothing to change the amount of ...
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How do I open a Google Docs file (Docs, Sheets, etc) in Firefox?

When I try to open a Google Docs file from my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 computer, it opens in Firefox in a new tab but it shows: {"url": "https://docs.google.com/open?id=xxxxxx", "doc_id": ...
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How to transfer files from one Google Drive account to another?

I have a 100 GB, £1.59/month type of Google Drive account that's attached to a domain name I want to terminate. I'd like to transfer the files stored there to one of my free Google Drive account. Is ...
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How do I see which files are taking up the most space on my Google Drive?

I would like to be able to stay under my quota. Currently, I have 100GBs of Drive space and I don't think that I need anymore. I found that I can Empty the Trash but I would like to remove only the ...
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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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Google Backup and Sync deletes files after syncing them

There's a google drive shared folder that I wish to download on my drive. The shared folder appears on my drive and is too big to be downloaded via a browser (271Go). I use sync to get it on my ...
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How to see all action items from all documents in Google Drive

https://support.google.com/docs/answer/65129?hl=en shows how to see "the follow-ups on a document" How do I see a list of all action items assigned to me, by myself or others, from within the desktop ...
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Copy template document to folder via contextual menu

We use Google Drive to store our team's documents in the cloud. Some of those documents include templates that we use repeatedly in multiple client files. Currently, we either make a copy from File >...
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What is the search operator to exclude files already added to My Drive?

In Google Drive, I want to find files that I have visibility but are not yet added to My Drive, how can I do that using Advance Search or search operators in the search bar? There's a similar ...
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How to download videos from YouTube to Google Drive [closed]

I am looking for a webapp which can download videos from YouTube to Google Drive. I am preferring pure webapp not browser extension based solutions, because primarily I will use that webapp in mobile ...
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Google Drive view access log

I have a Google drive account. Multiple people access it from different devices. Is it possible to see which file was accessed from which device? Searched online but found no useful resources.
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What happens when I delete a folder or document (or PDF) owned by someone else

I have many files and folders owned by someone else. If I go ahead and simply delete them, will that impact that person in any way - in other words, will their folder, files, or documents get removed ...
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How can I make Chrome/Google search on my google data?

Google has a lot of places where you can store your data. Drive, Keep, Tasks, Calendar, Gmail, etc. Sometimes I write a note in Google Keep, sometimes I make a Task, sometimes I make a document on ...
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Google Drive PDF - How to Go To Specific Page in PDF Opened In Chrome

Expected Quickly go to specific page in a PDF opened in Google Drive with a Chrome based browser. i.e. In Mac's Preview app on desktop, Go > Go to Page... allows the user to go to a specific page. ...
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Google Drive: Completely stop sharing

After finishing a project, I am trying to stop the sharing with collaborators. I am following Google instructions here, but the folder and files still shows the shared icon (one people over the ...
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How to find out what is taking up Google Drive space?

I had a promotion active on my Google drive that gave me 200GB for 2 years. That promotion is up now and I seem to be using 48GB out of the 17GB allowed for free accounts. This affects my gmail as ...
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How to prevent accidentally deletion of spreadsheets

I am using google drive sheets every day and today i deleted a folder by mistake so please share me the ways how to prevent the sheet deleting it
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Software that would convert Google documents to .docx

Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt? Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.
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Notification whenever new sheets are added to shared google-drive spreadsheet

I am using google-drive mostly through Chrome on Linux Ubuntu. I would like to get notified whenever new sheets are added to a spreadsheet shared by many people. I've added the notification rule "If ...
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What is GoogleDrive permission merge policy?

Suppose I have a Group that grants Read permission on specific file, and a User within the Group that has Write permission. In that case, what is the permission conflict policy? From the ...
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Deleting old/unwanted files

If I no longer in need of a shared document that I do not own, can I delete it without bothering anyone else’s (owners included)
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How do we add custom properties to a google drive file(PDF) using Google Apps Script?

function addCustomProperty(fileId) { var property = { key: 'department', value: 'Sales', visibility: 'PUBLIC' }; Drive.Properties.insert(property, fileId); }
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Removing a large dataset of pictures from google drive

I accidentally extracted a zip of a pet dataset into my google drive directory. Now I have like 30,000 cat and dog images in my directory that I can't get rid of. Due to the number of images in my ...
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How to use the PIXLR editor on Google Drive images

I am trying to use an editor in Google Drive images — the PIXLR editor —, but is giving me errors as shown in the screenshot below. I had an image which when I wanted to open In last screenshot ...
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What happens to files when deleted from a shared folder which has been added to their Google Drive?

In our company we have a shared folder which has a lot of resources in that the whole team accesses. Somehow one of the sub folders was "Removed" and I can not work out how to recover the affected ...
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Google Apps script to convert 1000s of pdfs to Google Docs

Can a Google Apps script be written to convert 1000s of PDFs to Google Docs? Currently you have to open individual PDFs one-by-one "Open with Google Docs" to perform this transformation. This is my ...
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Google Drive gets stuck on creating a zip file when I try to download an entire folder

I'm trying to download an entire folder from the Google Drive website: However, it gets stuck at the "zipping" stage and doesn't proceed to download: This happens whether it's a large folder or a ...
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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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Maintain URLs of Subfolders and Files on Google Drive for Image Hosting

Is it possible to maintain a file's original filename on Google Drive? I'm trying to see if I can use Google Drive to host images for a website I'm building. Right now, the shareable-link generates a ...
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How to prevent Google Drive from OCR scanning your image files?

I realized that image files in Google Drive are 'ocr scanned' for words (letters, numbers). Because they appear in Google Drive search results afterwards... Is it possible to disable this automatic '...
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Can I list multiple folders in Google Drive in Search Results if I know their IDs?

If I have a folder with ID (obtained from URL): ABCD and I type in the search form of Google Drive: parent:ABCD I get all files & folders that reside in that folder. However can I do something ...
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How do you delete shared drives from google drive

I recently worked with a file from a link, now it is indexed in my "Shared with me" folder and is taking up space in my drive folder. It lists itself as a shared drive but I can't delete it and if ...
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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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Can the order of items in Google Drive sidebar be changed

I'd like to change the order of the items listed in the Google Drive sidebar - I often access starred items and would like that to come right after Google Drive (in the default location of Computers). ...
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Can I get a business profile (and so VAT-less invoices - EU) for Google Drive without using G Suite?

We are a very small company and we use Google Drive to backup and share our files, we have a 200 GB plan. We are VAT payers and are not based in Ireland but in the EU, so we should get invoices from ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Why my Google Drive Usage Statistics are not getting updated?

I am trying to create space in my Google Drive by deleting files but my usage statistics are still showing that my quota is almost used up. I deleted all my files in Google Drive and emptied trash; I ...
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Why am I receiving access requests on my "Public on the web" Google drive folder?

I've linked a variety of Google Drive folders containing public documents to my organization's website for ease of updating. These are all set to "Public on the web" as seen here: So clearly not ...
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Insert image to spreadsheet from google drive folder, png image dose not show, why?

Update It is now working,i dont know if google fix it or what. But if i use the image function and use the script below to find the id from the folder it works. Here is my final text if someone would ...
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Can I filter Drive emails by doc ID?

I want to filter all Drive comment notification emails for a couple particular docs to get a particular label? Is this possible? I had hoped that either searching for the 34-character ID from the URL ...
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If i give access to file to a third party in Google Team Drive, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted?

If I created files on Google team drive and added a third party to it, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted? Will the third party still has access to those files?
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Is there any way to automatically upload things to Google Photos but NOT Google Drive?

I'm using Google's Backup and Sync tool to automatically save photos from my hard drive onto the cloud. The problem is that I want my photos to go into Google Photos but NOT into Google Drive. In ...
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How can I easily link to a bunch of files in my Google Drive from a Google Sheet (in the same account/drive)?

I have a bunch of PDF files in a single folder (say "myPDFs") in my Google Drive. I have a Google Sheet stored in the same Google Drive. One column of this Sheet has the filenames of the PDF files. (...
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How does Gmail/Google drive "family" storage sharing work?

I'm unclear as to how "sharing your drive with a family member" works. My wife and I both have free Gmail accounts. We are both maxed out close to 15GB each. My question: If I purchase (say) a 200 ...
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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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