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Is Google Drive suitable for use as a corporate file server

We have been using Google apps for a while and I was wondering if I could/should migrate the our corporate file servers over to use Google Drive? as this would mean all my users will have access to ...
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Google drive for multiple Windows users

My wife installed the Google Drive application on her account on our Win 7 desktop. I went to install it on my Windows user (Administrator) and it will start for a second then exit. Can Google Drive ...
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Place Google Drive Folder on Timecapsule

Is there a way to have the Google Drive folder inside Apple Time Capsule ? Can anyone please point out some directions. I keep getting: 1) I initially go to google drive application setup; 2) I then ...
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Restoring Google Drive to a Back-up

So. My Google Drive just died. Their support staff tell me I've got to disconnect my drive and re-install the Google Drive app and use 44GBs of bandwidth to re-download everything. It's their fault so ...
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Can't save a Photoshop file on a Mac while Google Drive is syncing

I have a Google Drive folder where I keep some .psd Photoshop files. The folder is set up for automatic background Google Drive sync. When I work on a Photoshop file and save it, Google Drive starts ...
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Unable to unmount “subst” drive

So I have this G: drive which I'm 99% sure I "mounted" using subst to associate a folder with a drive letter. If I double click on it I see the contents of C:\User\Marcel\Google Drive. Anyway, now I ...
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Is it possible to set Google Docs as the default text editor on Windows?

Is there any way to set Google Docs as the default text editor on Windows 7, so that any local text files that are opened will be opened in Google Docs? In order for this to be possible, it would need ...
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Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept?

Do Google Drive and Ubuntu One have the same concept? I just have an Ubuntu cloud account and Google Docs.
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Google Drive files and folders duplication

Despite of slow bandwidth at my home, I managed to upload my 4GB data to Google Drive from the internet cafe. Then, I manually copied files to Google Drive folder on my home computer and started ...
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Sharing documents using dropbox

I need to share some documents with some other collaborators and (that's important) I need to know when a file was last modified and who modified it. I was wondering if Dropbox could be the solution, ...
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Place multiple columns onto one line [duplicate]

Let's say I have a table in a spreadsheet that works like a calendar: Jan Fev Mar ... 1 5 7 1 2 3 4 9 3 8 3 1 4 2 9 0 5 2 1 2 ... And so on... I need to make a chart ...
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Why is Kaspersky antivirus blocking some requests to Google Drive?

I'm unable to access my Google Drive because, its just stuck at Loading... part. With the help of my brother, I found that Kaspersky Antivirus is blocking certain requests to Google Drive's servers. ...
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Google spreadsheets drop down not compatible with MS Excel

I've created a drop down list on a google docs spreadsheet but when I download the spreadsheet and open it up under excel, the drop down functionality is lost and only the first item is shown. I have ...
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Google Drive inside TrueCrypt folder

I want my Google Drive files to be locally stored in an encrypted way with TrueCrypt. There are two ways of doing this: put an encrypted folder inside your GDrive-folder, or put your GDrive-folder ...
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Is there an option for Autofill in Google Drive Documents?

I use Google Drive Documents for word processing. There are several times where I write the same word or phrase in a document. Is there any way to set the Document to suggest an autofill of this word ...
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mac finder - how to open alias in a new finder window

I am doing a video project in which I created a folder with a bunch of aliases to files on various spots on my hard drive, so that I could have references to those files all stored in one location but ...
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Prevent Google Drive from changing file attributes

I've noticed that Google Drive for Windows changes file attributes on files that I place into it. It makes them hidden and system. How to prevent Google Drive from touching file attributes? P.S. I ...
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How to change the UI language in Google Drive?

There is currently no option to change the UI language in Google Drive. Is it possible to change it somehow?
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Google Docs Document Private Comment

I have access to a collaborative Google Docs document on which I would like to make notes in preparation for a meeting (I am not the document owner). I would like to avoid wasting paper, so I would ...
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How to display shared documents on google drive? [closed]

How can I display all the files on my google drive that i have shared with anyone?
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Google Drive and sync?

Two questions please: Where are Google Drive offline docs stored in my computer? which folder ? (*when accessing docs.google.com/offline) I have a text file in my Google Drive. When I click on it, ...
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Is it possible to map a network path to any cloud storage hosts?

I use Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive. I was wondering if it was possible to map to a folder on a cloud service via FTP or something similar? I don't see any obvious ways on Google, or SkyDrive ...
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How can I tell if my Picasa “legacy storage plan” is going to auto renew or not?

Around 11 months ago I paid Google (via Google Wallet) $5 for a year of 20GByte photo hosting on Picasa (or maybe I mean "Picasa Web"; I don't actually use the Picasa app). I can't remember if there ...
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Why is Google Drive invisible in command prompt mode?

I've been using Google Drive for a while with ups and downs. One major down that I recently discovered is that it doesn't appear in command prompt mode, although it appears fine in Windows Explorer. ...
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Can't see Google Drive folder in Modern UI/Metro Apps

Happens everytime I want to attach file to an email in Mail app or browse photos in Photos app (I'm not using too many apps so I can't tell whether these two are the only ones). There is something ...
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Sync data on computers with different OS but without an Internet connection

I have three computers in following status: A pc at working place with Windows XP os. A laptop at home with Ubuntu os. A laptop at home with Windows 7 os. also I haven't any internet connection ...
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How to deactivate firefox right-click when I am on a Google Drive document?

When I use Google spreadsheet document I use to right-click to add comments for instance. But each time I right-click the firefox context menu is display over the spreadsheet context menu. So how to ...
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Google Drive deleted collaborators files - attempting recovery

A few hours ago, the google drive on my computer started to display sync errors. At some point between then and now, most of the files in a particular sub-folder (shared with collaborators) were ...
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Google Drive desktop client not updating existing files from other users

I've looked around and there doesn't really seem to be any troubleshooting information for the Google Drive desktop client. It all assumes you are using Google Docs on the web. Anyway, my team is ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Is there any method of backing up Google Drive files in some sort of versioning system?

Backstory My company is utilizing Google Drive for our shared files. Each user has their own Drive account. In addition, we have a corporate Drive account which holds documents which are shared to ...
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Why does the WAMP icon stay orange?

I have Windows 8, Google Drive, and WAMP with some virtual hosts configured to have a DirectoryRoot inside the Google Drive folder. When I boot WAMP, the tray icon stays orange (it should be green ...
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Windows 7 Index Search does not work in Google Drive folder

I recently installed Google Drive on my Windows 7 laptop and began syncing all my files a few days ago. All was well until I needed to search for some documents in my local copy of Google Drive using ...
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Compiling LaTeX document makes Google Drive crash

I've the issue that when I compile a LaTeX document that is located inside my Google Drive this will after a few turns make the OSX Google Drive application crash. As this is an important document I ...
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Print > Save as PDF - Saved to Google Docs, not local drive

Recently I gave the Print > Save to Google Drive option in Chome, and it works well. All my web-pages I use goes to my Google Drive account as PDF files. My problem is, whenever I use the Save as PDF ...
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Force initial Google Drive sync with a non-empty folder?

I upgraded my iMac with an SSD last night and restored from a Time Capsule backup. Everything is now working substantially zippier and overall better, with the exception of one thing: Google Drive ...
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Backup the Windows user folder in the cloud?

As I understand it, Google Drive and Dropbox, the two cloud storage providers I happen to know, can only sync a predefined folder that is created upon installation. I'd be happy to have an automated ...
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How secure are public cloud services like Skydrive, Google Drive, Dropbox? [closed]

I'm using Skydrive, Google Drive, Dropbox in my daily work for temporary file sharing. About year ago, I lost all my private photos, videos, when my HDD totally stopped working. Now, I want to keep ...
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Dropbox and Google Drive syncing the same folder at the same time, is it posible?

I am interested in using Dropbox and Google Drive to sync the same folder at the same time... Is there any special consideration to be taken into account? Any help is apreciated.
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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Prevent Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, files resyncing when reinstall operating system

I currently use Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive. They reside in these folders: C:\users\fortune\dropbox C:\users\fortune\SkyDrive C:\users\fortune\Google Drive First, I need to move them ...
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Google Drive syncing with photo files

How do I sync my photo files to Google Drive so it automatically backs up any photos I put on my hard drive? I have Google Drive and I have been dropping my photos in there, but why doesn't it just ...
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How to backup up with CrashPlan to Google Drive?

Can you use the free version of CrashPlan to backup your hard drive, or most likely a subset thereof, to Google Drive, assuming of course you have enough available space on Google Drive? Are there any ...
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Telnet - Google Drive GET request error

I'm on Mac OSX trying to use telnet to get a file off of google drive. I found that the following link template causes an automatic download of a file off of google drive: ...
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Can I use Google Drive with two accounts?

I know I can switch between two different accounts with Google Drive on the web, but, can I use two Google Drive accounts at the same time in Windows 7?
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Can't sign in to google drive (UI is blank)

I've just installed google drive.. but when it starts.. there is just a blank white window with no user interface. I'm stumped. Anyone have any ideas? (I've tried restarting PC and ...
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Looking for an open source program to encrypt individual files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encrypting a single file with password and keyfile I really like truecrypt, but the only thing that I don't like about it is that there is no option (that I can see ...
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Moving the Google Drive Application Data

I'm trying to setup google drive to work on my university's lab computers. The set up we have uses a virtual disk and a dummy user. Whenever a user logs in, windows is preloaded with a fresh image and ...
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Automatically saving the desktop and documents folders to the cloud in Windows 7

Background I have downloaded and installed the clients for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. I save a lot of documents to ...
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Setting Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome

By default, Google Drive opens Google Docs files with the default browser, which is Firefox in my case. Can I set Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome?