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Duplicated .gdoc files

If you have, say 3, duplicates of a .gdoc file locally (they're just reference files, I know). Then you delete 2 of them, and you specifically get told by your Google Drive app that if they are ...
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One way back up on Google Drive?

Is it possible to automatically upload whatever is in a particular folder on my computer to google drive but not download what is on google drive and missing on my computer? If yes how?
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Direct Download link for Google Drive (from dl.google.com)?

Does anyone have the direct download link for Google Drive (Windows)? I've been trying to piece it together by looking at the source of https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive/index.html but have thus ...
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Google drive app not working in OSX Yosemite

Just upgraded to OSX Yosemite. And the google drive app seemed not to be working. Anyone else experienced the same issue? It seemed to be able to sync the documents in my folder in OSX and the folder ...
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Approach to restarting Google Drive periodically under Windows

I run GoogleDrive on an unatteded Windows 7 machine. Periodically I have to restart Google Drive as GD gets itself into a state where it stops syncing. Restarted GD fixes the issue. Has anyone got a ...
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Search a range for a string- check if string of the cell beside matches

The title is a bit weird I admit. Okay: Cells B:B contain a single character Cells C:C contain strings Cells D:D contain a single character Cells E:E contain strings Cell F1 wants to return ...
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How to prevent sync of files from the root of Google drive folder

I have the following issue: I only need to sync some folders from google-drive to one of PC: But there is a problem if I create any files(exactly files, not folders) in the root of google-drive ...
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If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to give out a new one? [migrated]

If I replace a PDF file in Google Drive, by dragging a new one into the folder on my hard drive and ok-ing the replace operation when Windows asks, will the share link stay the same, or will I have to ...
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How to prevent user from downloading my google sheets [migrated]

I have made a few useful spreadsheets for my company. I want to put it on google sheets, so my colleague can use it online- make inputs and get results. But i do not want them to know the formula ...
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Sync folder using Dropbox/Copy/OneDrive without putting the folder there

I tried looking for answer, but I couldn't really form my question... So for example, I want to have a folder synced to the cloud in my Dropbox/Copy/Google Drive/OneDrive account, and right now if I ...
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Mac: No offline option in new google drive

I currently have the new google drive and updated google chrome. I also have the google drive app on my desktop. When I follow the directions on Googles website I get stuck because there is no offline ...
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Where is “Shared with me” in the new google drive layout?

Where is "Shared with me" in the new google drive layout? I can't seem to find documents the were shared with me in the new google drive interface. Once I switch back to the old interface I can see ...
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Redirect a Google Drive folder link

I have shared a Google Drive folder with a link. Now, I find the user experience is not very good, so I would like to use a document or Google Site instead. Can I somehow "redirect" the existing ...
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DropBox / Google Drive stopped working simultaneously

I noticed recently that both DropBox and Google Drive stopped syncing several days ago on my desktop at work (Win 7 64 bit). The last successful sync for both was sometime on Sep 30. At first both ...
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Check range of cells for a string from another cell?

Cell A1 has a string. Cells B1:G6 contain various strings. Cell A2 wants to return "YES" if the string in A1 can be found in the range B1:G6, and "" if it can't. I tried: IF(CELL("contents", ...
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My wife seems to have convinced every device she owns that she lives in Malta

Don't ask me how she did this... witchcraft probably. When I check her Google Nexus device, I can see the google location service is using 'Malta' as it's location, even though the device's location ...
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Get max value of (X:Y) while cell below = 1

What I'm trying to do is get the most recent date from a row while the cell below it has a value of 1. I've tried working with MAX and hLOOKUP but neither are doing what I need. Cell A3 to G3 ...
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Google Drive with a .gitignore like option

With git and hg, etc, you can define .gitignore file that will prevent certain folders/filetypes from being saved to the repo. Is there anything of that nature for Google Drive? In the preferences, ...
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Sync Google Form Spreadsheet with MS Excel

Is there some way to pull the responses from a Google form that is on a Google Spreadsheets into MS Excel?
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How can I embed a 3D image in a presentation?

I would like to embed a 3D object in a slide presentation, so that I can rotate it during a presentation. I have a .obj file. Is this possible? I generally use PowerPoint, but am open to using ...
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Chart does not stay up to date with auto-expanding spreadsheet

I use a service that updates my spreadsheet every day with 1 additional row, but the associated chart does not catch this additional row since its data is specified with a particular row number (e.g. ...
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Embed form into website for uploading files to Google Drive?

I'd like to setup a web upload file submission form, where the uploaded files land in a Google Drive. I've previously used Yousendit for this (the "dropbox" feature) but it got too expensive. It would ...
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Can I “recreate” a sparsebundle?

I am using Google Drive, and have downloaded the application to my MacBook (I'm running the latest version of Mavericks). I have uploaded an encrypted .sparsebundle to Drive (the file itself is over ...
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Google Docs prints blue band at the bottom of the page

Whenever I print something from google docs, the resulting page has an awful blue band that covers the whole page horizontally and about 2 inches from the bottom of the printing margin. For example, ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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Sync google drive - without a client installation

Is it possible to sync files between the Google drive files which are present in the local system (Windows 7) and the Google Drive servers? Normally we install the Google Drive client on our system ...
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Can I specify the sync frequency on Google Drive on Windows 8.1?

I want my Google Drive sync my local files with the server files every 10 minutes. I mean, I don't want it trying to sync constantly. Where can I specify that value?
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View rendered html of html document in new Google Drive

In the old Google Drive before the material redesign, one could open an html document and that would show the source in a modal ( pop-up window with an overlay behind it ). Then when you pressed open ...
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How to escape strings for use as XML value in Google Sheets

Is there an official function for escaping text to be used as value in XML, in Google Sheets (in Google Drive/Google Docs)? Ie a text like Mytext<hello Should be output like ...
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Google Drive system tray icon gone

I have (had) Google Drive installed on a Windows 7 laptop. Normally Drive starts during logon, and the system tray icon appears. However, now the system tray icon never appears. Google Drive is set ...
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How to force a Google Drive sync from windows 7 command prompt

I am using google drive to sync personal documents when I am at work and need to update a file at home quickly for personal purposes. I have tasks at home running under task manager, which uses these ...
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Duplicate files mysteriously appearing in Google Drive

I work with colleagues using shared google drive folders. It works well, but sometimes one of our google docs will be duplicated. For example, last Thursday at 6:39 pm we had at least 3 different ...
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sync a folder to google drive without making another copy of it on computer?

I have around 50 gig of music residing on my non-windows partition which I want to sync to google drive but there's not enough space on my windows drive. I do not wish to move my music or make another ...
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Why is Google Drive so heavy on my CPU?

As the below screenshot shows, despite the fact that Google drive doesn't appear to be doing anything (it's not syncing any data) it's using over 12% of my CPU (a core i7). The official ...
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How I hide the chat window in Google Drive Spreadsheet?

I sometimes accidentally open the chat window when using Google Drive's Spreadsheet app. I couldn't figure out how to close it. Any ideas?
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Quickest way to upload 500 GB to Google Drive

I have about 500GB to upload to to Google Drive. Two questions. What would be the quickest way to do this? The drive app seems slow. Other people have said use CyberDuck but they seem to have ...
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Change Google Drive UI language on local windows install

I've installed Google Drive locally on my Windows machine. I'd like to change the menus language to English. How can this be done? I can't find it in the preferences...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Is it possible to use the Google Drive software to sync a file and maintain a common share URL?

I have a file that I modify on a regular basis that is synced to my Google Drive folder on my computer. I've set this file to be shared publicly and shared the link to the file with others. ...
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Does Google Spreadsheets no longer support the OpenDocument Spreadsheet format?

I tried to upload an .ods file from my computer to my Drive and (surprisingly) I couldn't open it with Google Spreadsheets; so I proceeded to Google a little and I found out that it actually is ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Google Drive can't “see” inside subfolder (OneDrive)

I am trying to pull off a little trick: putting my OneDrive folder inside of my Google Drive folder. Making me able to see everything through Google Drive alone (it's all about preference). In the ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

I recently installed the Google Drive app onto my main PC which creates a Drive folder that syncs the files I have on Drive with the files in the Drive folder. Is there anyway to set up Windows 8 so ...
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Excel or Google Sheets - How to update smoe columns

I'm working with some back-end software that generates a work queue for our purchasing department. The work queue is a spreadsheet that looks like: ...
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KeePass, GoogleSync: “Error occurred while sending a direct message or getting the response”

When using KeePass with the GoogleSync plugin (to sync the keypass db with Google Drive), I somehow messed up my config and received this message on every sync attempt: Error occurred while sending a ...
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Connect Draw.io to Google Drive

I am trying connect Draw.io to Google Drive. I think the problem may be the browser cookies because I can connect Draw.io to Drive when I use the Incognito mode in Google Chrome. I have deleted the ...
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Set up KeePass with Chrome and GoogleDrive integration

I'm looking to use KeePass as my password manager, but I would like to have the nice cloud sync and browser integration that services like LastPass or 1Password provide.
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Is there any way to improve the performance on Google Drive Sync?

It seems to me that Google Drive Sync will never go above 15-20% of the system memory. Is there any way to lift this limit, or improve performance some other way? I guess I don't know for sure if I'm ...
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How to open Google Drive files in new window

When I open a .gsheet file in my Google Drive, for example, I want this file to open in a new window rather than in a tab in my browser. I can't find a way to make that happen, even though I've set ...
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How to add fold-marks to a Google Docs document?

This question is about how to get fold-marks (very similar to this question) to your document in Google Docs. It would be very helpful. If it is not feasible per se are there any workarounds?