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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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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 ...
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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", ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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. ...