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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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Can I sync network folder with a Google drive?

The brand new released Google drive allows to sync a folder which resides under My Documents (on Windows systems). However, I would like to sync a folder that resides on a network-mapped drive. Would ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to batch upload files to Google Drive?

I have 100 GB of files to be uploaded to Google Drive. My internet connection is very slow, and my country has a lot of power failures, so my computer spontaneously restarts. For downloading, I ...