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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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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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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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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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How to generate URLs to shared files in my google drive in batch? How about create Qualtrics surveys in batch?

I have about 200 images uploaded in my google drive, and I want their URLs. I can, of course, manually click "share" for each one of them to get their URLs then paste them in a text file myself, but I ...
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Duplicated .gdoc files

If you have, say 3, duplicates of a .gdoc file locally (they're just reference files, I know). Then you delete 2 of them, and you specifically get told by your Google Drive app that if they are ...
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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, ...
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How can I embed a 3D image in a presentation?

I would like to embed a 3D object in a slide presentation, so that I can rotate it during a presentation. I have a .obj file. Is this possible? I generally use PowerPoint, but am open to using ...
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Connect Draw.io to Google Drive

I am trying connect Draw.io to Google Drive. I think the problem may be the browser cookies because I can connect Draw.io to Drive when I use the Incognito mode in Google Chrome. I have deleted the ...
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How to make a resumable upload in Google Drive?

I want to upload a large file to Google Drive, and since my connection is slow, I want to make a resumable upload so that I can shutdown the computer whenever I want. I found this solution : Resumable ...
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Print document from a desktop application as PDF to Google Drive directly

In Google Chrome, when I need to save a web page or an online document as PDF to my Google Drive account, I choose 'Save to Google Drive' as a destination in the Print dialog box of Chrome. Document ...
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Is there a way to manage who can install the Google Drive desktop client?

As we have a number of users traveling overseas we want to be able to do all of the following or some of the following. How can we manage this using the Google Apps dashboard? If some of these are not ...
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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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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 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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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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google-drive-ocamlfuse does not upload encfs directory content

I am trying to setup automatic upload of an encrypted directory structure to google drive. To do that I use google-drive-ocamlfuse (grive keeps crashing and is never done), and encfs. First I create ...
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Sync with Google Drive and Docs

I have a few friends who run a number of Google accounts and uses Google Drive (v3.2.2) and Google Docs (v1.1.3.5459) for iOS (8.1) with iPads. One of the friends has created a directory under Google ...
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Google Drive - restrict access to an e-mail domain, but allow open access within that domain

I have a Google Drive spreadsheet and I would like to allow anyone with a @foo.com email to edit it, but prevent anyone else from seeing it. Is that possible directly within Google Drive? If not, is ...
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Google Drive headless mount - how to exclude folders?

So I'm using google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount a Google Drive* in Linux. I do google-drive-ocamlfuse /mnt/google_drive/ and I can see all my files at /mnt/google_drive. Great! But is it possible to ...
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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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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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How do I keep a process running when connected to a particular network and not running at all other times, on Mac OS X?

I have a process that I need to have running whenever a certain network connection is active, but not running at all other times. Initially I thought LaunchAgents could help, if there was some useful ...
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Mac: No offline option in new google drive

I currently have the new google drive and updated google chrome. I also have the google drive app on my desktop. When I follow the directions on Googles website I get stuck because there is no offline ...
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Redirect a Google Drive folder link

I have shared a Google Drive folder with a link. Now, I find the user experience is not very good, so I would like to use a document or Google Site instead. Can I somehow "redirect" the existing ...
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Chart does not stay up to date with auto-expanding spreadsheet

I use a service that updates my spreadsheet every day with 1 additional row, but the associated chart does not catch this additional row since its data is specified with a particular row number (e.g. ...
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Embed form into website for uploading files to Google Drive?

I'd like to setup a web upload file submission form, where the uploaded files land in a Google Drive. I've previously used Yousendit for this (the "dropbox" feature) but it got too expensive. It would ...
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Can I “recreate” a sparsebundle?

I am using Google Drive, and have downloaded the application to my MacBook (I'm running the latest version of Mavericks). I have uploaded an encrypted .sparsebundle to Drive (the file itself is over ...
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Google Docs prints blue band at the bottom of the page

Whenever I print something from google docs, the resulting page has an awful blue band that covers the whole page horizontally and about 2 inches from the bottom of the printing margin. For example, ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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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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Duplicate files mysteriously appearing in Google Drive

I work with colleagues using shared google drive folders. It works well, but sometimes one of our google docs will be duplicated. For example, last Thursday at 6:39 pm we had at least 3 different ...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Google Drive can't “see” inside subfolder (OneDrive)

I am trying to pull off a little trick: putting my OneDrive folder inside of my Google Drive folder. Making me able to see everything through Google Drive alone (it's all about preference). In the ...
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Excel or Google Sheets - How to update smoe columns

I'm working with some back-end software that generates a work queue for our purchasing department. The work queue is a spreadsheet that looks like: ...
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How to open Google Drive files in new window

When I open a .gsheet file in my Google Drive, for example, I want this file to open in a new window rather than in a tab in my browser. I can't find a way to make that happen, even though I've set ...
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How to add fold-marks to a Google Docs document?

This question is about how to get fold-marks (very similar to this question) to your document in Google Docs. It would be very helpful. If it is not feasible per se are there any workarounds?
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How to keep Google Drive doc synced with markdown file?

Cloud HQ will keep Google Drive in sync with Word Documents on your dropbox. StackEdit can import/export between google Drive and Dropbox, but doesn't keep them in sync. Is there a way I could set ...
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Unable to login to Google Drive desktop

I just downloaded Google Drive for PC. When I try to log in, I am only able to log in to an old account of mine (I suppose that email is cached somewhere), an account which for whatever reason is ...
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Google Drive Doc Crash with Clipboard Manager use

I use a clipboard extender/manager, which has been compatible with everything I ever encountered, including Google Drive, until recently. Now, it does not seem to matter which clipboard manager I ...
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Chrome randomly stops opening google products

For last few weeks, I am facing a weird issues with Chrome. Randomly, it stops opening any particular Google products for google.com, gmail, calender, drive, etc. It just get stuck at "Sending ...
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Change Google Drive Avatar without Signing Up for Google+

It seems that I cannot change my existing Google drive Avatar without signing up for Google+. Is there another way to do so?
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Google drive containing git repos?

I'm thinking of using a poor man's solution to backup my git repos (they are not huge). I have a notebook, no server/vps/nas at home. These are my pet projects, so 1-2 mbyte each, not a big deal. Are ...
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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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How to enable Drive Service in Google Apps Script?

I am getting this error The feature you are attempting to use has been disabled by your domain administrator. When I try to use DriveApp in Google Apps Script. The domain administrator tried to ...
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How to setup automatic backup of particular folders on Mac?

I would like to have automatic backups of particular folders (excluding some files and folders by name) to: Google Drive Network drive (NAS) The data should be added to the password protected zip. ...
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Transfer Google Drive Ownership Files

I have 2 gmail acoounts, old@gmail.com and new@gmail.com, I'm migrating everything to the new one, and I have issues with Drive. From old@gmail.com I've created a shared folder with some colleagues ...
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Can't login Google Drive app Windows 7

I installed Google Drive on my fathers Assus Eee PC running Windows 7. The installation worked fine but when I tried to login afterwards for some reason the html the Drive app uses is opened in ...
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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 ...