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Google Drive: Do editors, viewers receive a notification when authority removed?

No, unless they still have the document open in a tab. If it is open then they will get a notification that says that their permission settings have changed and it forces them to reload. If it is ...
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How do I share a Google Sheet with 'read only' permissions?

When you pull up the share menu - click the little drop down an choose "view" ALso if you want to disable copying and downloading, click on "advanced" on the bottom right and check the 2 boxes at the ...
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How to grant permission to self-defined functions?

Custom functions can't call services that require authorization. Source: https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/sheets/functions. The way to overcome the problem is to use another way for ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

There is an official version (for Android) here: Why does the Dropbox Android app request access to my contacts? The Android app uses your contacts to provide features that make it easier ...
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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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Do a user's access permissions to a document change if they are removed from the Google Group?

I tested the following using 2 unique Gmail accounts: User Alice created a Google Group and invited User Bob to join. Alice created a Google Doc and wrote text. Alice shared the Google Doc with the ...
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Google Drive: Do editors, viewers receive a notification when authority removed?

I just tested this by sharing and then unsharing a Google Doc from my professional Google account to my personal, and while I received email notification that my personal account had been given access,...
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Let Facebook user create posts on page, subject to moderation prior to going public

There is no need to publish any private posts in order to do what you want. Let us have another look at your request though. Is there a way that they can allow a certain user to write the posts, but ...
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Google account permissions legitimacy

Every time you connect to a system (web, or mobile app) using your Google Login you are granting the developer of that system access to your account. If you see a window something like this. The app ...
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Why can't I request both identity scopes and other scopes at the same time?

Identity scopes are for the "Sign-in with Slack" OAuth process only. Their only purpose is to facilitate authentication of Slack users in a 3rd party web app. It's not meant for requesting API scopes ...
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Team members on board can't add cards to the board

I just had this problem. The users also have to "join" the board themselves. See here: On Trello, members of my organization can't move cards to another list?
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Read-only permission to Gmail

Short answer Instead of IMAP use POP. Explanation From the reference You can read your Gmail messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook. The above means that ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

This is not a definitive answer, but I feel the reason they would would give is: When you are sharing a file, if they have your contacts, they can suggest you email address to share the link with. ...
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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 do I un-share a OneNote notebook?

If you mean to un-share a note book that you are sharing with another person, here`s how: Hit the File tab. Click Share, from the drop down column. Go to, Invite people. You should then see a list ...
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Duplicate Google Sheets' protected cells

I regret you cannot with 'native' functionality (ie not a script). Support has: If an editor duplicates the protected sheet, copies the workbook, or uploads a new version, sheet protection will ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

If I need to reset folder permissions, I rename the folder (Finance → Finance_1), make new folder with the old name (Finance), and "move" all sub-folders to the new folder. With this move, you ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

I installed Vidar’s script and works very well for files, but wouldn't reset permissions on folders. So, I changed a little bit the code to make the folders also inherite the permissions from their ...
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Will view-only users see my email/username?

Short answer Google document view only users could see your Google profile name and picture on: the list of files on Google Drive / Google documents app showing you as the file owner on the Google ...
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How to tell YouTube I have permission to use copyrighted music?

I don't believe there is a way to do this upon uploading the video. I believe the only way you can provide evidence that you are not infringing upon anyone's copyright is once they claim you are ...
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Adding a description to GitHub repo

Since there is no "Edit" button or "Settings" tab visible in the screenshot, it means you're not an administrator of the repository. You'll have to ask your boss to promote you to Admin status on the ...
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Why can't "Content Manager" move a file between shared drives?

For the moment this is how Google Team Drives is setup. Every Team Drive folder is really a folder for one specific team and about one specific subject. That's why Google restricted moving content ...
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Can a Script distinguish IMPORTRANGE N/As due to non-existent Tabs from N/As due to not having access permissions?

I followed the link Automatically "Allow Access" for IMPORTRANGEs in Google Sheets? StackExchange added to the discussion, and learned something new: You actually DON'T HAVE TO specify the ...
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How do I reset permissions for Google Drive documents in all subfolders?

I have created a Google Apps Scripts webapp that should be close to what you want. IMPORTANT! Before running this on any of your folders, make sure you test it on another account. Although the script ...
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How to set public read-only access for one Dropbox file

Yes. Make a Dropbox account in the usual way. Put the file(s) in your public folder. Right-click the file, select copy public link. Share that link. E.g. this. Repeat until done.
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'Only the owner can change permissions' option is not inherited to subfolders

I spoke with Google Support about this today. It is expected behavior and you have to set this permission on other folders. It may be possible to push these permissions using a script / drive API, ...
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No permissions on S3 object

If you aren't able to edit the permissions, you may have lost access to these objects. Bucket and object permissions are completely independent; an object does not inherit the permissions from its ...
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Why does Google Docs still ask me for permission when people try to view my doc?

Please try to isolate the issue when the user loses the permission: Check the shared document showing in the "Shared With Me" in the google drive Please compare the URL which is shared with the user ...
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