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What's an efficient way to delete shared Google Drive files?

Deleting it simply moves it to the trash where collaborators may still access the file. If, however, you click the "trash" link and "delete forever" on the item in question, it is no longer accessible ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

If you share an MP3 by link, you obtain a link like this https://drive.google.com/file/d/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/view?usp=sharing where XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the ID of your MP3 file. Then you can obtain ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

EDIT: This answer is outdated. googledrive.com/host has been deprecated as of August 31st 2016 and no longer works. Yes, it is possible. First, change the directory permission to public in which your ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

Don't know if this still helps anybody, but this can be done. With an “anybody with the link can view the file” link: prefix the file ID with uc?id= and append it with &export=download So it ...
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May I use Dropbox as hosting for website's static files?

As of May 2017, the Public folder has been converted to a standard, private folder (this conversion happened for Dropbox Basic users on March 15, 2017). The in-browser rendering of HTML files has ...
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How can I recursively remove sharing for a user in Google Drive?

No it is not possible. Google does not have the tools for and refer to 3rd party scripts. They confirmed to me that they do not offer this much needed admin functionality to better manage permissions. ...
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What's an efficient way to delete shared Google Drive files?

You should use the Upload new version feature rather than deleting/unsharing and sharing again. (You can delete earlier versions later.) Steps On your computer, go to drive.google.com. Right click ...
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Cannot share folders on G Suite Google Drive

As the screenshot shows a background we could say that the folders are included in a "Shared Drive" (formerly "Team Drive"), also the link include in the question refers to a learning article about ...
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How can I tell if I shared a Google document with someone?

Yes. Open the document then click the blue "Share" button at the top. It will open a dialog that lists who the document is shared with and lets you share with more people. If you click the "Advanced" ...
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Export Google Drive Including Shared Folders

I would try the following: Create a new folder in your Google Drive to move all your shared items into. Go to "Shared with Me" and add all the shared items from there to the new folder in your drive....
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What's the best way to take ownership of a personal non-GSuite Google Drive folder?

The assistant should change the owner to you before they leave. Otherwise, you're stuck with the process you've found. Obviously, in G Suite the administrator would be able to take care of all of ...
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

This example works: <audio controls=""> <source src="http://docs.google.com/uc?export=open&amp;id=1uZd99P8_xWM3fYsoSl4xHa8md2MWHa68" type="audio/mp3"></source> Your ...
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Is there a way to display Excel results online using Google Docs?

I found out that you can do this with Google Docs, using File → Publish to the Web.
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

For Google drive files (docs, sheets, slides etc.) you can select file>Published to the web... This will create a PUBLIC dynamically linked url that can be directly shared on facebook etc. or embedded....
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

The information that you are giving us is the link to the folder - not the link to the individual files within that folder. That is why "anyone with the link" can get to the folder, but cannot get to ...
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How to search for the newest files in a Google Drive?

Yes. There is a sort button on the top right corner. If u want to see changes, click on the details button. I believe it looks like a circle with the letter "i" on the inside. This will show you a ...
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Can other Gmail users access my Google Drive files?

No. Only your account has access to those files. You have to explicitly share files for other people to see them.
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Sharing Google Drive file using groups

Yes, if you add a new member to a group used to share files in Google Drive, the new member will be able to access the files shared with the group previously. From Use groups to share content If ...
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When I move a file into an inner folder of a shared folder, does anyone lose access?

By default sharing a folder in Google Drive (in your case "Big Folder") - any file or folder inside it (in your case "Small Folder") is shared with the same people. Therefore, if you have not changed ...
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Downloadable zip file in Blogger?

1 Yes. You need to provide links from a file-host. Possibly Google Drive can be used (I'm not 100% sure if Drive takes rar/zip files). But whatever file host you use, you need to get the link ...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

You can create a shared folder -- shared between the two accounts -- and put everything into it. But that won't automatically handle everything that other people share with one of your accounts. If ...
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Dropbox File Sharing Issues

One way to find this information is by looking through the different versions of the file. You can look at a relevant help page of the Dropbox service. Here is an exerp that will get you going: Sign ...
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When a transfer is on-going on Send Anywhere is there any way to see what code (6-digit number) was used?

My name is Suhyuk, from the Send Anywhere team. The 6-digit code expires once it is used, so it doesn't show after the transfer begins. If the code was a mix of alphabets and digits—in case of 24hr ...
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Dropbox: shared wedding photos & someone elses photos

In the web-client, right click the folder and go to shared folder options. Here you can leave folder.
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How can I hotlink an mp3 in Google Drive with a URL ending in .mp3?

spent an entire day on this problem. like others say it https://docs.google.com/uc?export=open&id=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX worked few minutes then it got blocked. I used Github. basically, you can ...
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Is it possible to automatically re-share files shared to a Google account?

Sounds like something you can probably do with the Zapier Google Drive integrations. In particular you might check out this person has created a Zap template that does basically that.
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Adding pictures to a shared Dropbox folder

Be sure to sign into Dropbox/register with the email address that the folder was shared with. After registering and signing in, you should be able to click the "Files" shortcut from the left sidebar. ...
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Share Google Drive files via Facebook

After days of tinkering, I found out the details of the issue and solutions to it. Issue: You open a shared link from google drive that was sent to you in a facebook messenger chat group or the like. ...
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is it possible to have reports about downloads by dropbox?

You can use a service providing such analytic. For example, I use bit.ly to shorten the links. Bit.ly also provides "Stats" page that counts the number of views/downloads against time and geographic ...
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