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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?

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 ...
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Get YouTube video's view count in Google Drive/Sheets?

Is there anyway to write up a Spreadsheet in Google Drive such that a cell will have the current (or as close to current as possible) number of views that video has received?
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Windows Movie maker 2012 file transfer

Help, I made a video on my computer at home with movie maker and I put it in Google Drive. I downloaded the file from Google Drive but the video itself is missing. The file is a .WLMP file Can ...
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How can I access my sharing options in Windows 8?

I do most of my sharing permissions on my Windows 7 machine, but recently wanted to do a bit from my Windows 8 machine and found that I did not have the little green check marks next to my file icons ...
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Go to changes in Google Spreadsheet (or Docs) [migrated]

When I see that somebody has changed a document I am working on in Google Drive, I normally want to see where exactly the change happened. Using File > See Revision History... is not really helpful ...
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How to add some text value in cell in Sheet Google Drive [migrated]

Everyone!! I am newbie in Google Drive Sheet . Actually i want to know how can i select some column with values and add in every selected cell some text, i.e . Is possible to perform via regex or ...
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Can you change the revisions limit in Google Drive?

Is it possible to change the limit of 100 revisions in Google Drive? I've been using Dropbox for several years, and just recently moved to Google Drive. I really like the revision system of Dropbox, ...
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google-drive-ocamlfuse does not upload encfs directory content

I am trying to setup automatic upload of an encrypted directory structure to google drive. To do that I use google-drive-ocamlfuse (grive keeps crashing and is never done), and encfs. First I create ...
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Recovering deleted files from Google Drive

I installed Google Drive on a new laptop and waited till all the files to upload but the new laptop didn't have enough space so I deleted the files without realising that it will affect the files on ...
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Sync with Google Drive and Docs

I have a few friends who run a number of Google accounts and uses Google Drive (v3.2.2) and Google Docs (v1.1.3.5459) for iOS (8.1) with iPads. One of the friends has created a directory under Google ...
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Google Drive: Remove a folder linked to two locations from one of them

There's a little known feature in the new Google Drive where you can select a folder, click shift+z and then "add" it to another folder. From there on, the folder is located in both places. This is ...
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Chrome OS local link stopped working

I've created a very simple webpage as a test on my chromebook. I have an index.html and a test.txt file within the same folder. I have linked the test.txt with the html <a href="test.txt">. ...
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How to move old Gmail attachments to Google Drive?

Gmail and Google Drive is sharing storage. Is there a way to move old Gmail attachments into Google Drive, such that I can manage attachments in Google Drive instead of in Gmail?
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Download all folders from a shared Google Drive folder

Is it possible to download all folders from a shared Google Drive folder? I don't want people to have to download > 300 files individually. I am sending this to people that don't have Google accounts, ...
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Google Drive - restrict access to an e-mail domain, but allow open access within that domain

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet and I would like to allow anyone with a @foo.com email to edit it, but prevent anyone else from seeing it. Is that possible directly within Google Drive? If not, is ...
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Google Drive headless mount - how to exclude folders?

So I'm using google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount a Google Drive* in Linux. I do google-drive-ocamlfuse /mnt/google_drive/ and I can see all my files at /mnt/google_drive. Great! But is it possible to ...
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Google Drive grays out with “Unable To Connect” error after computer idles

I've been using Google Drive for a while, but recently I have a strange and very annoying problem: After the computer has been idle for a while, the Google Drive icon grays out and hover over it ...
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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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What is the “Google Drive Client Native Proxy” Chrome Extension for?

I noticed I have an extension installed, "Google Drive Client Native Proxy", but I'm not familiar with what its purpose is, nor do I remember installing it. I'm assuming it was installed by Google for ...
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How do I keep a process running when connected to a particular network and not running at all other times, on Mac OS X?

I have a process that I need to have running whenever a certain network connection is active, but not running at all other times. Initially I thought LaunchAgents could help, if there was some useful ...
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How to generate URLs to shared files in my google drive in batch? How about create Qualtrics surveys in batch?

I have about 200 images uploaded in my google drive, and I want their URLs. I can, of course, manually click "share" for each one of them to get their URLs then paste them in a text file myself, but I ...
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How can I add Google Drive to “This PC” in the Windows Explorer sidebar?

The title says it all really. I have Google Drive already installed of course.
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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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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 ...