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How to Disconnect a google drive account that is no longer available?

Earlier my google drive was synced to my work address. Then after I left (and the email was recycled to someone else), I wanted to switch accounts but couldn't. How does one go about changing your ...
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Google drive spreadsheet is showing black shadow on while typing letters

I mm using Google drive spreadsheet. It is showing a black shadow while typing letters in excel. How do I resolve this?
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Where do I find the Google Drive icon?

I made a custom link to my Google Drive directory on the Windows 7 Professional application bar. Now I'd like to change that icon, so that it's obvious it's the Google Drive folder. How do I find the ...
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Shared Google Drive document can't be seen if no invitation is sent [migrated]

I intend to transfer some file from one of my Google account to another. I used the following tutorial. I didn't want to get emails so I unchecked the send by email. Google warn me that I will know ...
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Google Drive grabs all symlink'd files when uploading

I'm trying to upload a folder (in which are several symlinks to hefty PDF files) to Google Drive. It's 60 MB not counting the symlinked files, and about 300 MB counting them. Google Drive insists ...
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What if computer get full when synchronizing with Google Drive

As said in Google Drive Help page, "your device can sync with Google Drive on the web so that you can view your files from any device. https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2374992" If my files on ...
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How can I quickly load google documents? [migrated]

I have some larger (~30-100 pages) Google documents that I access many times per day. Currently, the one that's about 100 pages long takes roughly 30 seconds to load, despite having very few images. ...
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Applying a Formula to All Cells in a Column (Even New Cells) [migrated]

I'm using Google Spreadsheets and currently, this is what I have in J2: =iferror(H2/G2,0) I know I can double click the square in the bottom right and it will apply to every cell in the column but if ...
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How to make google sheet jump to TODAY row when open? [migrated]

I have a sheet that have many rows to put data. Since there are too many rows, I want to make the default enter cell to jump to the row when the sheet is opened. Please help
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How do I create a desktop shortcut to create a new Google Doc?

It is tiresome to open Google Drive in a browser and from there clicking "New document ...". So how do I find and store the URL for creating a new document so that I can put a shortcut on my desktop?
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Run formula from different sheet

Can you run formulas from different sheets? (not simply showing the formula as a string/static text) Say I type =Sheet1!A1 where in that cell I have a formula =concatenate(ice&cream) ...
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Copy every nth column on a specific row from one sheet to another (in Google Sheets)

I want a function to select every 2nd column on a particular row and display it in another sheet. I have two sheets: Sheet1 and Sheet2 In Sheet1 A2 I have a list of numbers that start from 1 to ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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List of un syncable files in Google Drive

My Google Drive client in Windows 8.1 tells me there are "135 unsyncable files". I clicked on the message and it lists me 3 files that "are not present on my computer". Actually, Google Drive ...
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Histogram of dates in Google Sheets or OpenOffice

I have a list of dates that I would like create a histogram of. date 5/21/2014 5/20/2014 9/16/2014 5/28/2014 6/8/2014 6/8/2014 5/28/2014 5/20/2014 8/11/2014 7/19/2014 8/11/2014 The chart's x-axis ...
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Get links for all pictures uploaded in folder in Google Drive/One Drive/whatever cloud service

I am trying to find a way to get the .jpg links for all the pictures I have uploaded in a specific folder in my Google Drive or OneDrive accounts (or whatever one would work, if possible), so I can ...
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How to zip a folder in osx excluding the “Icon” file?

I have been trying to zip a folder using the terminal and excluding the Google Drive pesky "Icon" file. This is the command I tried using: zip my-zipped-folder.zip -r folder-to-zip/ -x "Icon" ...
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Why is Google removing my .gsheet documents?

Everyday I'm seeing Google Documents removed automatically from my Mac and they appear in .Trash for some reason. However when I recover these files, I could still open them. Is there any known ...
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Incorrect free and total space figures given for mapped network drive

In Windows 7, to map my Dropbox folder as a network drive under My Computer I use net use X: "\\localhost\Users\<username>\Dropbox". This works fine and I do the same for Google Drive and ...
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Google drive from different account

I have google drive installed on my on my everyday account. Now I would like to use google drive with another account. When I sign in with another account I have message: The account you entered ...
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Google drive PDF preview scrambled text

Previewing some PDF files in Google drive shows part of text scrambled: Downloading and then viewing this PDF from local machine works fine. I taught that browser PDF plugin is the one to blame, so ...
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Google Drive not responding with size for file download

I have two zip files hosted on Google Drive that are publicly accessible over the internet. They are here and here. For some reason, the first file is not returning the content-Length header with the ...
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Can I access Google docs on an offline public PC?

I want to make the switch to using Google docs so that I can stick to one family of editable file formats that can be opened on (almost) any device. However, I work in an environment where I have to ...
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Copy file on Google Drive [closed]

On my iPhone, how can I copy/duplicate a file on Google Drive? I tried the apps (drive/docs), and also the web interface but I find no such feature. I remember giving the drive app a one star rating ...
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Which is the best and simplest Windows Subversion client I can install to get the Google Client Library for PHP?

My operating system is Windows 7. The google-api-php-client is made available on GitHub, and can be downloaded with Subversion. The documentation provides the exact command line command to download ...
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How do you update/upgrade the Google Drive client for Mac OS X?

Does the Google Drive Mac OS X desktop app automatically upgrade/update itself? If not, what's the best way to upgrade the app on a Mac OS X machine?
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Stop Compression: Google Drive Videos?

Is it possible to stop the compression of Google Drive videos? I uploaded an 18.4MB video in mp4, that was already compressed, and google drive added further compression, resulting in a block effect ...
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Is it a bad idea to trust Google Drive with my KeePass database? [closed]

I'm concerned about synchronization and the possibility of overwriting the wrong file. I recently got it set up to synchronize between my laptop (on both Linux and Windows) and my Android phone. ...
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Google drive off-line is off

I am using Yosemite on OSX et Chrome as a web brower. I installed google drive. Everything on my google drive works well when I am online. When I check the content of my local google drive directory, ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'find'

I've been getting this error a lot in Google Drive: If I quit and restart the program, it pops back up right away. I've tried reinstalling but that didn't help. What does this do and what can I do ...
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Microsoft Access missing records — Google Drive sync issue?

I have a small Microsoft Access database located on my Google Drive. (The Google Drive is shared between two laptops and one mobile device, but the mobile device never touches the database.) I ...
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Google Drive access log (access times and IP addresses anywhere?)

In Gmail it is possible to view a list of dates and times of last access together with the corresponding IP addresses. I would like to know whether the same feature is available for Google Drive. I ...
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How to link to documents in Google Drive and have file name extensions so shell clients work correctly

Documents in Google Drive can be icons, jpegs, pdfs and the like, but the sharing links do not end in those extensions. Things in windows, and even the Google Chrome browser shell (the bookmarks bar, ...
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How to encrypt Google Drive on local machine

I'm a Google Apps customer and one of the things I'm using is the Google drive service to sync my files from my work PC to my home. This works fantastic but I have a concern about theft of the machine ...
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Google Drive - large frequently modified files

I'm currently exploring the possibility of using Google Drive to automate backup of local files as I am already a paying customer with lots of free storage. I'm currently using Google Apps Email and ...
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How to list remote files and folders in the Google Drive or Dropbox folder, without having the files stored locally?

Dropbox and Google Drive are two great sync products but they always sync everything effectively crowding your hard drive really quickly. And I'm not referring to the default setting of syncing all ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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Is it possible to start Google Drive paused?

Is there a way to run Google Drive on Windows startup but keep the synchronization paused until I enable it manually?
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Map Google Drive as a Windows 7 network location

Like many people, I have a Google Drive account, which syncs with a folder on my personal laptop, located at home. I would like to be able to map that Google Drive as a folder on my work computer, as ...
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Google Drive not recognizing folder after Time Machine restore

So I restored my computer last night using Time Machine (I have Yosemite). My Google Drive folder didn't sync for some reason and it said "Your Google Drive folder is missing" So I located the ...
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How Can I Set Permission to Everyone for New File in Shared Folder

I had a network with 1 server PC and 7 client PC. File sharing from server to client works well. Today I installed google drive desktop in server PC because my boss want to working from her tablet PC ...
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Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?

I have a Google Drive account that syncs files between multiple systems. I'd like to have drive installed on a regular user account on each machine, syncing files to a directory in the root of C:\ so ...
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What is an easy way to download all files in a Google Drive to a computer?

I'm in a situation where I have to reinstall OS X on my Mac. Since I don't have an external hard drive, and I don't have that much data (about 40 GB) I'm planning on uploading my files to Google ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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Can I configure Google Drive Finder integration to copy files rather than move them?

Using OSX, when I drag a file to or from the Google Drive folder, it moves the file rather than copying it. I can't think of any occasion where I want that behaviour, and it's very frustrating when ...
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Hand sign on icons of the file in Google drive, what does it means?

The icons of the files in my google drive have a hand sign on it, like this What does this means?
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Transfer file from Google Drive to Mediafire

Is there any way to transfer a file from Google Drive to Mediafire? I want to download a file from torrent. When using Boxopus I can't download this file directly (I get an HTTP error). So I saved it ...
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Google Drive login before user login possible?

NOTE: the answers proposed are for Windows Server 2003. Even the one claiming Windows 7 posted in 2012 appears to fail in 2014. I have tried them and they do not work for Windows 7. This question has ...
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Is Google Drive's syncing and file indexing faster than Dropbox's?

I have both Google Drive and Dropbox installed on my PC. Currently, I am using Dropbox for storing files I would like to access both from home and work PC. Because there is a lot of files and folders ...
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Why is Google Drive so heavy on my CPU during uploading files? [duplicate]

According to Task Manager on Ubuntu 14.04 uploading file using Firefox 34.0 to Google Drive takes more than 6 times more CPU power that uploading it to ADrive (12% baseline, 50% for Goggle, 18% for ...