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You can give StackEdit a try. It has a nice integration with Google Drive. Once you import/export a Markdown document from/to Google Drive, you can open it later directly from Google Drive since StackEdit is integrated as a third party editor/viewer application. You can find StackEdit as a Chrome application as well on the Web Store. NOTE: I'm the ...


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While on Google Photos click Upload, (probably upper right corner), then click "Google Drive". If for some reason that didn't work, just read this short official Google help made to answer this exact question, it will tell you what's wrong. If after clicking upload "google drive" doesn't show up, It's probably because your account is work/school. One ...


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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 by collaborators.


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Try executing the Google Drive REST APIs method Files:emptyTrash from https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/reference/files/emptyTrash Open the link, click TRY IT! and EXECUTE and Authorise your account. You will get a 204 response which indicates a success execution. This worked for me, but the files got deleted very slowly (~2 hours).


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Did you try grabbing the URL via the Network panel in developer tools? I was able to get the URLs for images I needed by: Opening Developer Tools in Chrome (Cmd+Opt+I) Selecting the "Network" tab (you may need to refresh the presentation) Clicking the little "filter" icon (the third icon from the top left) Clicking "Images" to show only images Clicking "...


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Login to Google Drive Click on the Settings button () Select Settings Make sure Create a Google Photos folder — Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive is checked. Find and select the image you want to move. Click on the Actions button (), and click on Move To... Select Google Photos Click on the button. Your photo has now been ...


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Well, it seems Google Documents has been updated since I wrote my first answer. There's now a button that allows you to enter read-only mode: At least this button is available in some Google Accounts. Probably a feature that is being rolled out gradually.


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Put every thing into one folder, right click that folder, press share, then add the person you want as the owner. After sharing it with them press the little tab beside their name and click "Is Owner".


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The only way I found, which is super stupid and as anti-user-friendly as they go (I guess that's the new Google), is to download the files (it will take a while, will create a big ZIP file and might crash the Google Drive app) unzip them, because while Google Drive gives you zip, Google Photos doesn't allow ZIP (output of an app is not accepted in basically ...


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You can get all your data copy to your drive by using Google Colab. Just follow the simple steps to get that. On your drive, create a shortcut to the shared folder Open https://colab.research.google.com/ Create new Notebook Mount your google drive by doing the following: from google.colab import drive drive.mount('/gdrive') Type: %cd /gdrive/My\ Drive/...


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UPD: as Google started to block unverified scripts, the only way to use it is copy-paste the source to your script editor. And verification requires some extra effort, so I didn't do it yet. UPD2: if you have a lot of files it will reach the execution time limit and stop; you will need to run it multiple times (you can also set up automatic timed trigger ...


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If you know the email addresses of the people you have shared files with, all you have to do is enter the following search in Google Drive's search bar: to: [email address] Google Drive will then show all files shared with that user.


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Google Docs does not make a good wiki. Optimized for printed page, not viewing online (page margins, document margins) Always in edit mode No mechanism to dynamically embed content or especially lists of documents in another document No friendly URLs for documents Does not link documents nearly as easy as in a wiki (requires interaction with menus/mouse and ...


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If you are using the Google Drive application on your PC you can copy and paste the folder in the Google Drive directory, and this would copy it. I do not believe it is possible to do this from the web application.


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A Google Docs document encodes everything in 'elements' within the Kix editor that it's all based on (it's closed source as basically this is the big trade secret, with which anyone else could run their own Docs service - which is a shame imo). You can access these elements with Google Apps Script, a variant of Javascript - but writing Markdown from the ...


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Update 2020 Nowadays, clicking on n GB of nn GB used takes us to the list of biggest files on our Drive: end update Not by folders but great to find where are the big files, thanks to this pretty hat tip: Sort your Google Drive Files by Size to Find the Biggest Files. On GDrive left panel, hover Upgrade storage: Now click that i at the right of Drive, ...


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I created a command-line tool to handle this. After following the setup instructions on the GitHub project, you can run the tool with a specified path prefix and the email address of the new owner: python transfer.py PATH-PREFIX NEW-OWNER-EMAIL After getting authorization from OAuth, it will recursively walk the Google Drive account it got authorization ...


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Here are some easier-to-remember and faster-to-type links for creating new Google Docs. As of Nov 5, 2018, these all work. doc.new, docs.new, document.new, or docs.google.com/create sheet.new, sheets.new, spreadsheet.new, or sheets.google.com/create slide.new, slides.new, deck.new, presentation.new, or slides.google.com/create form.new, forms.new, or forms....


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I know this answer is a bit late, but there is a new solution to this problem. Check out https://whohasaccess.com to uncover all the people that access your shared files and folders. Disclaimer: I'm part of the team that developed WhoHasAccess.


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If you download the current version of your document, right-click on the download in the Downloads window of your browser (Firefox) and copy the URL. Then simply append &revision=NNN and paste this new URL into your browser address bar and hit enter. It will download that specific revision. So the only exercise left is finding out which revision ID you ...


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Seems like they can't be accessed from anyone but the app itself: The user cannot directly access data in the hidden app folders, only the app can access them. This is designed for configuration or other hidden data that the user should not directly manipulate. (The user can choose to delete the data to free up the space used by it.) The only way the user ...


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Try this: Go to https://photos.google.com/settings and set "Google Drive / Show Google Drive photos & videos in your Photos library" to "ON"; Go to https://www.youtube.com/upload and on the right hand side, you should see a option to import videos from Google Drive; Click the "import" button, click on your video and choose select.


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It could take up to 24 hrs. to the storage meter to be updated. References Buy, change, or cancel storage plans - Google Drive Help


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The best way I found is to use named version. You can set names for each versions and you can compare current named version with previous named version. So the step is Set names to two versions you want to compare with. Turn on "Only show named versions". Then you can see the difference between specific versions. In order to be able to visually see the ...


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Select the document and click "View Details" from the context menu. Scroll down to where it says "Location" and it will list all the folders the document is currently in. Click the "x" next to the folder you want it removed from. That will remove it from a single folder while keeping it in all the other folders it was in.


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Google Docs now has built-in citation, using the research tool. The Research tool makes it easy to add information from the web to your documents and presentations. To access the tool: Select the Research option from the Tools menu. Use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Cmd+I on Mac, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I on PC). Right-click on a specific word and select ...


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In Google Sheets (but not Docs) I was able to get a permalink for a particular from/to revision pair. While in the Google Sheet, enable your browser's developer tool In the Sheet, select File -> See Revision History Click on the appropriate Revision in the Revision History panel Review the developer tool "network" feature for a request that looks similar ...


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The answer is to insert the background image and text as a drawing (insert > drawing). The drawing tools allow ordering of layers unlike the normal editor.


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When you have "edit" rights on the document there are no elegant solutions out of the box to switch to a "read-only" mode temporarily. After trying out several answers and solutions I have found two solutions that work with the current version (Jun 2018) of google docs (docs, sheets, ...): Solution #1 (Print Preview mode) Use the /preview endpoint, ...


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