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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 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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Running Google Drive as a service, running into an error

I am on a Windows 10 machine. I am following these instructions, however I am stuck, as I am getting the following error, as the Google Drive Windows service is starting then stopping.
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Unreliable Google Docs copy-paste in Safari

I'm using Safari and copy-pasting in Google Docs with a keyboard shortcut is extremely unreliable. It can work most of the time, but at some point the Cut and Copy items in the Safari menu become ...
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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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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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Disable Google Drive context menu outside Google Drive folder

When I am in my Google Drive directory on my Windows 7 machine, I can right-click any folder or file and see a context menu entry to directly share the item or view it online. This is useful ...
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How to mass download links from Google Drive using IDM?

There are about 200 books I want to download, and it's not feasible to download them manually. How do I mass download them using IDM? EDIT: IDM or some chrome/firefox extension.
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Can users create folders and files inside of shared folders with edit permissions in Google Drive?

If I share a folder in Google Drive with someone and give them edit permissions can they create files and folders within that folder?
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Sync folders from different hard drives in google drive windows 10

I have multiple folders and hard drivers (7 hdds) I would like to use Google Drive to back up my files, however I can only have one folder that I am allowed to syn from. I have tried mklink but it ...
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How to tell if/when you downloaded files from Dropbox or Google drive? [migrated]

I am worried that, in general, there is another computer where I have not logged out of my gmail or Dropbox. I make it a habit to log out of my email regularly, but I could always have forgotten ...
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How do you update/upgrade the Google Drive client for Mac OS X?

Does the Google Drive Mac OS X desktop app automatically upgrade/update itself? If not, what's the best way to upgrade the app on a Mac OS X machine?
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How can I save automatically my files to onedrive or google drive without store in my computer?

I'm a web developer and I have a Windows 10 and a very small SSD (128GB). The problem is, when I want to save my file to a cloud service, I need to store the files on my computer, so that the ...
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Stop Drive from automatically loading

When I go into the preferences in the Drive icon in the system tray and uncheck the "Start Google Drive automatically when you start your computer" the icon still loads. I went into auto-runs and ...
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Restoring deleted files from a folder in Google Drive

I have lost some files in a folder in Google Drive. I have no idea what the files were called or when they disappeared, but I do know where they were. In Dropbox, it's possible to view all files that ...
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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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Google Drive menu invisible after first use (Win 10)

After upgrading to Windows 10, the Google Drive menu always shows only one time, then it becomes invisible (but is still functional). Clicking the triangle icon in the Task bar shows normally a list ...
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To search a specific folder in Google Drive?

I know this How do I search within a specific folder in Google Drive/Docs? but they have not implemented it yet in Google drive. Typing diabetes folder:turnerwhite gives me, for instance, nothing. ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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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 upload/packet errors (maybe)

I have been having a strange problem sending certain kinds of data using Google's services. I can't sync using Google Drive nor can I use any captchas (I click the pictures it tells me to, but when I ...
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Syncing google drive in linux [closed]

I use Dropbox client for syncing files to the web, and it works reasonably well. Now I want to purchase additional storage, but Dropbox is currently twice the price of google drive space! That's ...
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How to share family pictures using Google Photos, Drive and Picasa?

Google released a great app called Google Photos this year, which also enables you to store/backup your pictures using a dedicated folder in Google Drive. Nearly all pictures are family pictures, so ...
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How does the desktop application of Google Drive work?

I've seen all the demo videos on how google drive works but some things still don't make sense: I downloaded the app and the folder appears on my computer. Does it sync everything automatically or ...
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Google Drive (googlesyncdrive) preventing PC from shutting down or hibernating

Everytime I try to shutdown or hibernate the PC I have this nag screen that comes up telling me that Google Drive is shutting down and the system is waiting for it. The problem is that the system can ...
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How to download multiple Google Drive photos from URLs?

I was sent about 500 Google Drive picture files and need a way to download them. The URLs send me to the Google Drive for each individual picture. Is there a way to download them without having to go ...
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How does the download of Google Drive work?

Recently, I downloaded some files out of Google Drive, and it seems interesting that the download bar doesn't like any other cloud service. . The Google Drive download file is the first one. Does ...
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Google Drive (for PC) halts syncing at <= 1GB free - can this minimum be configured?

Using a virtual (encrypted) drive as the target for local sync. I have selective sync enabled, only one folder selected, less than 1MB of files. The virtual drive is 50 MB, but GD refuses to sync to ...
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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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Windows 7: Where can I change the default permissions and security of files created by Google Drive?

I have a home server I only use to store family pictures, documents,pass really big files between my computers and stuff from University. It's a Windows 7 machine. I already changed the main folder's ...
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Date stamp when editing rows in spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet which needs date stamp for each row as soon as there are changes being made in cells within that row. For example, I change something on cell B14 or E14 or G14 and today's date ...
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Viewing a Google Drive folder from a file?

I have a link to a file of the form https://docs.google.com/view?id=xxxxxx Am I able to view the folder it is contained in? If so, how?
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Google Drive - automatically organize files and folders based on file name (which is the date and time) at the end of the day

So I use Google Drive to backup some video / audio recordings. It's all automatically synced to my local Google Drive folder on my computer, so it uploads automatically. My concern is if it's ...
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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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Google Drive stopped working

I have installed Google Drive app on my PC, and it ran fine, but now whenever I open it, it displays error. I have tried to exit and run again multiple times and also deinstall and install, but ...
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There is no script engine for file extension “.vbs” [duplicate]

Google Drive occasionally pops up this error, randomly with no obvious cause: --------------------------- Windows Script Host --------------------------- There is no script engine for file ...
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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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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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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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How to edit google spreadsheet offline with Libre Office / Open Office

I am working with my team on a spreadsheet on google docs. Is it possible to edit this file offline (with e.g. LibreOffice) and sync and merge it later (like clone and push for github)? Platform ...
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How to use the google drive windows sync feature in such a way to convert gdoc to docx?

For example I have many files in google drive with gdoc format, but I would like to sync them locally in the docx format. Do you know how to do it?
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Is there a way to force chrome to open google docs in a docs chrome app window instead of a new tab

I want the documents from the google drive chrome app to open a new google docs chrome app window when I try to open them. Is this possible?
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sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer

How to sync only particular folder in Google drive desktop app in particular computer (os is windows 8)? e.g. If I have 2 computers I want to synce all files and folders in one computer but I want to ...
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Where are offline-editable Google Docs stored?

When you choose to save a Google Docs file for editing offline it creates a file in your Google Drive folder. However, that file is just a URL to the online Drive. Do you know where actual file is ...
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Google Drive CLI is not initializing

So I have a google drive account and I want to learn the command line chops. I am looking forward to this implementation of Google Drive API written in Go-lang. So I read the README.md and found ...
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Why can't I choose FinderSyncAPIExtention

GoogleDrive was stuck in an "Unable to connect" state for a long time, so I decided to re-install it. However, after re-installation and starting it up for the first time, I see a dialogue asking ...
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Google drive error “Please select a folder on an ntfs drive that is not mounted over a network.” Windows XP sp3

I have downloaded google drive from the Internet and installed it on my windows XP service pack 3. Everything was fine until it asked me to select a folder for the Google drive folder. No matter what ...
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Google drive only sync during periods of inactivity

Is there any way I can make my computer only sync uploads to Google drive during periods of inactivity?
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malware or Google Drive not working due to batch file being opened by text editor by default

I'm seeing some suspicious behavior on startup, and am wondering if I should be concerned. What's happening is C:\Users\<me>\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpevpnra\run.bat is being opened in Notepad++. I'...
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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 ...