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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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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 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 Drive'...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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 "YES"...
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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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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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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", B1:G6)=...
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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 ...