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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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For the moment, you have to build the URL manually. https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=YourIndividualID Where YourIndividualID is the ID of the respective document (zip file). You get it either from the URL or by clicking File → Share and copying it from the sharing URL. Source.


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While in "organize" hold down the Control key for Windows or the Command key for Mac to select multiple places for your content to be "in".


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You can create a new doc, spreadsheet, presentation or drawing via the following URLs: https://docs.google.com/document/create https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/create https://docs.google.com/presentation/create https://docs.google.com/drawings/create If you're using the paid version of Google Apps, the URLs need to include your domain name: https://...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This has been a feature request for a very long time. This functionality is not currently available.


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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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If you are using Chrome, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V to paste the unformatted version of the copied text into Google Docs (or any other web page).


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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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Not exactly by folder, 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, and there we have it: This is the direct link for that: https://drive.google.com/drive/quota


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You can do the same thing with headers as you can with bookmarks without creating a Table of Contents. Put the cursor on the header itself, then look at the address bar of your browser. It should change to update the fragment (hash - #) at the end like #heading=h.abc32def4 -- this should correspond to the link created in the Table of Contents. Copy that ...


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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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It's because you don't have permissions to do so. The administrator of the Google Apps account has disabled this ability. There is a setting in the admin that scopes out the permissions and share abilities. They've selected the option that restricts other users from being able to see or edit the document unless they are within the organisation, in this ...


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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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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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You can use https://github.com/larsks/gitdriver to create a git repository mirroring a google doc. In the repository is only one file stored and there is a commit for each Google Drive revision. Then, you can use commands like git log of git diff or graphical tools for showing the diff as described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/255202/how-do-i-...


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No. The closest thing you can do is use a table.


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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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as of 2018-08-31 To add selected items to an additional folder via the keyboard: Select one (or more) item(s) in drive Press Shift+z Use ←, ↑, →, ↓ in the resulting popup to navigate to the desired folder Press Enter to add the items to the desired folder Note: You can use the mouse for most of this, but the initial Shift+z is needed to start things off ...


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