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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?
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Google Drive stripped Outlook 2010 of all emails, contacts, etc

I have a business that requires I use the business email: david@mydomain.com I loaded Google Drive as a free cloud to share project details with co-worker. Side effect is that Outlook 2010 does ...
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Why does Google Drive download so much at startup?

Every time my computer starts up Google Drive decides to download some 20-30 different files (which I can't find on the file system since its tick icons don't work that great and are still in sync ...
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Google Drive have a folder/file in both private and public

I've my documents in Google Drive/Docs neatly organised in structured folder system. For not cluttering email inboxes purposes I now would like to share the content of 1 single private folder by ...
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Any disadvantages to using Google Drive for personal backups? [closed]

I'm currently using Mozy for offsite backups of my personal files. I can get more space for the same money with Google Drive, and there are additional advantages (such as sharing files), but do you ...
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Exclude files from sync based on filename and/or filename extension in online file storage service [closed]

Is there an online file storage service (like DropBox, Google Drive, Skydrive) where it is possible to exclude files from sync based on filename and/or filename extension?
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Google Drive synchronise other Folders on OS X?

Similar to Google drive how to synchronize directories outside GooogleDrive directory but specific to OS X. I have a folder in Application Support I want to be backed up on Google Drive. How can I ...
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How do I save a pdf file to Google Drive?

If I have opened a PDF file in Chrome with its plug-in Chrome PDF viewer, how can I save it to Google Drive directly instead of downloading it first and uploading it? Is there an extension that could ...
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Change local Google Drive folder

Is it possible to change the Google Drive folder from the default to something that is not on your desktop? For example, I want to use D:\Data as my local Google Drive folder.
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truecrypt container not syncing to google drive

I have a truecrypt container located in my Google drive. I mount the container, add a few files and then dismount it. However, the file won't sync as the timestamps remains the same. To prove that I'm ...
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How to synchronize directories outside the Google Drive directory

I installed Google Drive and want to use it in order to backup some data scattered across my HDD. I cannot get it to use these different directories because I can set only one folder in Google apps. ...
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Map network drive for Google Drive to appears as a normal drive in Windows Explorer

Is it possible to "map network drive" for Google Drive so it appears as a usual Windows drive in Explorer? (And on a Mac and Linux?)
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TrueCrypt container in Google Drive

I have a TrueCrypt file container in the Google Drive folder. I add stuff into it, make sure TrueCrypt changed the timestamp of the container. Google Drive syncs with the server, but it seems it ...
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Is it possible to place Google Drive to the Network Location section in Windows 7

For me it would be intuitive if Google Drive would be inside Network Location section inside My Computer window. Is this something that can be done with little amount of hacking?
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Google Drive with proxy authentication

I'm unable to connect the Google Drive application to the Internet. I'm quite sure it's because of the proxy authentication. How can I fix this problem? Windows 7 64 bit, proxy with authentication.
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No Google Drive folder after installing Google Drive

I've just installed Google Drive with the default options on Windows Vista x64. However the Google Drive which was supposed to be created in my %USERPROFILE% folder was not created. Also, clicking the ...