If you're just planning to view it (not edit it), right-clicking the doc/sheet/etc. from your Google Drive and selecting "Preview" should work. It opens a view-only version of the doc.
The main downside of this, to me anyway, is that it opens it right there on that tab, so it's a pain to have more than one view-only option open at a time.
You won't be able to check that anymore because Google Drive And Google Photos stopped being in Sync from July 10 2019. That checkbox is just the front-end residue of the old feature which probably will be removed in the upcoming days.
See Google Announcement: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/9316089
This may be directly related to the latest Drive/Photos update that up to this day wasn't fully rolled out - https://www.blog.google/products/photos/simplifying-google-photos-and-google-drive/
A recommended course of action is to wait a few more days until the update has been completed.
It's worth noting that picture deletion on your computer only used to interact with Google Photos via Google Drive. That is, the steps used to be: (1) you delete the photo on your computer, (2) Backup and Sync syncs those changes, by removing the photo from your Google Drive storage (and putting it in the trash), (3) it used to be possible to sync changes in ...
Starting July 10, 2019...
When you see something like this said by Google you should understand it like this: on July 10th or in few days after July 10th Google shall start releasing given feature for G Suit users first and continue later with the rollout ...
It actually has nothing to do with formats. Google Drive appears to have a bug when trying to use multiple Google accounts on the same machine through the dropdown list, e.g. uploading to the drive of your personal gmail account when you have a different work account that you use 90% of the time. You can tell this is the case because clicking through to the ...
Instead of downloading the data, try Google's Backup and Sync if you want uninterrupted download.
At first, Download Backup and Sync and Install it.
Run the client, log in to your Google Account where you backed up your files.
You will be asked to choose files you want to send to Google Drive. You may skip this if you want.
Then while selecting the files to ...
I had this exact same issue just happen to me today. I had a 500gb folder of music, family memories etc that kept timing out on me when trying to ZIP.
Not sure if you ever found a solution for it but I'll post a solution here that worked for me for future internet travellers.
Open your Drive account in the web browser. As you said before, the My ...
Currently we have a file server(suppose you could do this with any type of pc) that sync with google to a local folder (using google's backup & sync), then shares the local folder to the LAN. So if you are not connected to the LAN you don't have access.
This does however require one of your pc's to act as a server, hopefully there is a better/easier ...
The authuser parameter can take both the number which is used in the /u/ part of the path, or an email address. So, appending this query parameter: email@example.com will make google drive use this account, if it is in the list of signed in accounts.
In case it's important for you to synchronize the account with a local directory on your computer,
And you just do not want the files you deleted from the cloud to be deleted from the local directory on your computer.
You can do this:
On your computer, click Backup and Sync
Click More Preferences.
Next to "Removing items," click the Down ...
Here's another way to copy a folder with an external application:
Add the folder to "My Drive".
Open your account with a website: www.multcloud.com
Find the folder - and create a copy into the account.
*The service is free up to 50 gigabytes per month.
I just had exactly the same issue. And I copied everything successfully via this open-source service: https://github.com/ericyd/gdrive-copy
After you finish your copy, do remember to revoke your granted permission to this app.
The grid option is a great idea but I also discovered that selecting the 'response validation' option allows you to require a certain number of options to be selected before a form can be submitted. Simply request that the number of tick boxes you've added are the required number and you can keep the nice format of the tick box option!
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 settings, everything you move from "Big Folder" to "Small Folder" will be shared the same. And no one will lose access.
But if you have changed the sharing ...
The Google Drive UI doesn't include a built-in way to add custom metadata but this is possible by using Google Apps Script and Google Drive Advanced Service or the Google Drive API.
It's very likely that there a third-party software the already does this, please ask for a software recommendation on https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com.
That is not a Google Drive built-in feature. If you are using third-party app to create/edit the file like Microsoft Offices or Adobe Acrobat Professional they have a built-in feature to set a password to edit/view the file.
For G Suite Document editors you could embed the file on another app that allows you to ask for password to display, in this case, the ...
It's not clear what you mean by "restricted me from viewing my own files" but in any case the first that you should do is to follow the instructions on Make your account more secure.
Disable the file synchronization with your devices.
Check your devices for malware
Try to recover accesible versions of your files. For details checkout View activity &...
I don't think there is an existing option on the G Suite account yet. You can share the files but the user will have to go to "Shared with me" to find them, on the other side if you have knowledge about Apps Script or Google Drive API you can create script that make a copy of those files, rename them and then change ownership to the new user, by doing this ...