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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 local WINDOWS system and the Google Drive servers without installing a client software? The local system has access to the Internet and the file update can ...
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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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Google Drive Speadsheets not sorting [migrated]

When I attempt to Sort a Spreadsheet by the information in a column I am greeted with the result: "This operation is not permitted because it would alter the structure of this table. More ...
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Google storage is out of space [migrated]

I deleted all my photos from Google+ Photo, but it still don't show space is free. I also deleted all from my recycle bin in Google Drive, GMail and Photos recycle. How can I to fix this issue? May ...
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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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Google Drive: download folder as zip [migrated]

Is it possible to download a Google Drive folder as a zip? I've seen that this is possible in Google Plus. How can I do this?
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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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Using Google Drive as File Hosting

I have a web hosting plan that gives me only 1GB of data and I am not planning to extend it. I used WordPress as blogging platform and I use many pictures in blog posts. The problem that I have a ...
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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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How can i get a google spreadsheet cell to display a number as 4 digits, even if it's less than that? [migrated]

This is a formatting issue. Basically, I would like to get all the numbers I enter into a column become 4 digits in the other column ("output column"), with 0's in front as applicable. Eg. when i ...
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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?
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Saving source code of a personal project (made with Netbeans) to the cloud

I'm using Netbeans for code development of a personal project. Often times the computer I'm working on isn't mine or I may not be on it always (for example it's a library computer or one I'm using at ...
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Disconnecting Google Drive Account [duplicate]

I left my company but forgot to disconnect my google drive from the company email on my macbook air. Now I'm stuck in the login screen! I've tried re-installing google drive and removing the ...
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How do I update my password in Google Drive Desktop after I have changed it?

I have changed my Gmail/Google Apps password for safety reasons. The desktop client of Google Drive cannot synchronize anymore. If I log out and log in again, it might want to download again all the ...
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How to keep Google Drive doc synced with markdown file?

Cloud HQ will keep Google Drive in sync with Word Documents on your dropbox. StackEdit can import/export between google Drive and Dropbox, but doesn't keep them in sync. Is there a way I could set ...
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Unable to login to Google Drive desktop

I just downloaded Google Drive for PC. When I try to log in, I am only able to log in to an old account of mine (I suppose that email is cached somewhere), an account which for whatever reason is ...
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How to Re-Index or Remove Old Google Drive Folders in Google Plus Photos/Picasa

I have ~10GB of photos on my Google Drive, which is sync'd across multiple computers with no issues whatsoever. I'm pretty organised and have things categorised and named relatively sanely. I've also ...
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Google Drive Doc Crash with Clipboard Manager use

I use a clipboard extender/manager, which has been compatible with everything I ever encountered, including Google Drive, until recently. Now, it does not seem to matter which clipboard manager I ...
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what happens to my documents in Google Drive when a connected app on is no longer available?

Lets say I connect an app to Google Drive. For example Code Your Cloud from https://codeyourcloud.com. This app lets you edit C# code in Google Documents. My question is what happens to my existing ...
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Downloading from Internet directly to google drive

I download a file from the Internet to the google drive folder on my local computer. In this case, the file is first downloaded to my local computer and then uploaded to google's servers from my local ...
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OSX Encrypted Sparsebundle Image keeps making small file changes

I've created an encrypted sparsebundle image to store some files that I want to keep safe in my Google Drive. However, I noticed, that even when just mounting this image and reading files (simple text ...
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Google Spreadsheet as Windows 7/8 wallpaper [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a Google Document/spreadsheet as my windows desktop wallpaper ? I was thinking of a software that will act like a widget with a fixed position on my desktop.
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Get a typing effect in a Google Doc via script?

Not totally sure if this is the right SE site for the question, but here goes. I want to have a publicly viewable Google Doc which is modified programmatically (a script somewhere) and others viewing ...
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Can't get Word 2013 to save to Google Drive

I've tried following these instructions and these instructions and neither worked. I still don't see a Google Drive option when I click "Add a Place". One red flag I notice is both instructions say ...
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How to import csv file from url into Google Docs (Drive)

I have a CSV file on a server, available via http. I want to import this into Google Docs to analyse it. Is there a way to do it directly? Trying to do it via iPad, no PC. Trying to avoid the ...
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Is there a command line utility to script uploads to Google Drive and share items?

Me and my team are using Google Drive to share results of our build processes. We used to have a shared drive on some server, accessible to all members. We run Windows XP and Win7. Now, several team ...
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Chrome randomly stops opening google products

For last few weeks, I am facing a weird issues with Chrome. Randomly, it stops opening any particular Google products for google.com, gmail, calender, drive, etc. It just get stuck at "Sending ...
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Using Google Drive Sync desktop application from multiple Windows 7 user accounts

This question was asked about a year ago in this thread - I would like to know if the situation has changed. This question is not about using multiple Google Drive accounts from a single Windows ...