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Google Drive won't let me download my files

I Recently uploaded a .PSD file from work to my personal Google Drive so I can download and work on it at home. Today when I went onto my Google drive to download this file, when I pressed the ...
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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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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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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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Google drive off-line is off

I am using Yosemite on OSX et Chrome as a web brower. I installed google drive. Everything on my google drive works well when I am online. When I check the content of my local google drive directory, ...
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How can I make a file available for download via google drive to people via a simple link? [migrated]

I'm trying to share a file for download via google drive. It appears that drive is detecting the filetype (it is a zipped archive) and making it quite difficult to do so. I have uploaded the file and ...
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Attach Google Docs to a gmail message [migrated]

I can only link and not attach Google Docs. So, if the recipient does not have Google Drive, I have to download a converted document and upload it again. This is very time consuming and inefficient. ...
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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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Google Docs - Default layout when I create a new document [migrated]

I use Google Drive for work and work only. I have a very particular protocol for pages I print. This is along the lines of: Change the document to Verdana font face. Put placeholder text on the ...
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Can Google drive host a website from a folder in Google drive that is not shared as public? [migrated]

Here is an example of a responsive site hosted on Google drive: https://googledrive.com/host/0Byl10FMs5_W5QVBuZWlMYTdoQjQ/index.html I however, am receiving a 404 error when I try to host my folder ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to link to documents in Google Drive and have file name extensions so shell clients work correctly

Documents in Google Drive can be icons, jpegs, pdfs and the like, but the sharing links do not end in those extensions. Things in windows, and even the Google Chrome browser shell (the bookmarks bar, ...
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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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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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No login options for google drive on windows 7 [migrated]

When i start google drive on my laptop running windows 7, there is no login options. Just shown not signed in. I have installed all latest updates in the update channel. And it doesn't work. How can i ...
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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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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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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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Downloading from Internet directly to google drive

I download a file from the Internet to the google drive folder on my local computer. In this case, the file is first downloaded to my local computer and then uploaded to google's servers from my local ...
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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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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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Change user associated with Google Drive account (OSX) when old account does not exist

I've got Google Drive installed on Mac OSX 10.8.4 -- I no longer work and company X and want to associate Google Drive with company Y account. I no longer have access to the old account so I can't ...
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Google Drive terminates without error on startup

I've used Google Drive for awhile now, but it won't start up after installing on my latest system re-build. I'm still using the same OS, hardware, and basic software load (antivirus, firewall, etc.) ...
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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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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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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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How to limit Google Drive's client bandwidth usage?

Is there any way to limit the amount of traffic Google Drive uses? I'm syncing Drive's content, and it almost swallows the entire bandwidth. I can't use Internet during sync operation.
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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 ...
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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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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot log into Google Drive sync application or Google Sync after associating GMail account to Google+ account

I'm having trouble signing into the Google Drive desktop sync application on all the computers where I have it installed. I get the following error: The account that you entered does not match. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...