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Backing up Google Drive data in the event of a virus attack

I am moving to GDrive (Google Drive) more and more these days. Can't see myself ever leaving the cloud. My question is about backing up of data on Google Drive. As I understand, GDrive and similar ...
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Disable reflection between Google Drive and Drive folder

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. Is it possible to delete files in Drive folder without getting it deleted from the Drive ?
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Exporting Google contacts with names

I want to export my contacts from Google, but when I do, only the emails end up in the CSV file. The names don't show up at all. How can I get both names and emails in there?
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Enable Touch Events Chrome

Google Chrome used to have an option for enabling touch events in the browser. F12->Overrides->Enable Touch Events. With the latest version of Google Chrome for the desktop I can't for the life of me ...
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Gmail Notifier for Windows 7 showing “No Unread Mail”

My gmail Notifier on a Windows 7 machine is showing "No Unread Mail". However as a matter of fact I've many new unread messages in my inbox. Opening up my Inbox in Mozilla Thunderbird or Gmail's ...
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How do I disable ads on skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. these are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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Why does Chrome sometimes automatically tweet when I start Chrome?

Say I posted a tweet with the latest version of Google Chrome yesterday, and today when I start Chrome again it will post that tweet again in the background. Why does it do that and how can I stop it? ...
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Formula works in excel and not in Google Spreadsheet

The following formula works in Excel but not in Google Spreadsheet: =INDEX(Sheet1!B1:P1,MATCH(MAXA(Sheet1!B11:P11), Sheet1!B11:P11,0)) Would there be alternatives? Thanks, Bing
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Google applications unreachable in Chrome/IE

As of today, when I try to go to https://gmail.com, I get the following error: I am not sure if I have been compromised somehow or what. This is happening in Chrome and IE, not in Firefox. Any ...
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Google Spread sheet-pulling down formulas is returning an error message

In Google Spread sheet. I need a formula that will add columns C-J and give me the total in column M. I entered =SUM(C5:J5) as a function in column M5 When I go to drag it down (using the lower ...
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Nothing is shown after logging into Goggle Play Developer Console in Opera

When I try to log in to Google Play Developer Console, it asks for my email address. In the past, when I entered it, it showed the menus and I could access everything. Since a few days, when I've ...
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Remotely disable saved cookies/logins on gmail?

I just left my job (yay! freedom! money is for suckers) and realized I forgot to clear cookies on my PC. I can call an (ex) coworker and have them do it maybe, but I'd feel safter if it could be ...
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Opera Next issue

Google translate's "Listen" function is not working, i.e. no sound is played if I click the listen button, in my Opera 18.0.1284.68 on Windows 8 64 bit. It works fine in Chrome and Firefox, though. I ...
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Why my Google search results are all directed via “http://www.ecosia.org/”

Recently I noticed a website called "ecosia.org" which directs all my Google search results. What's happening to me? Thanks,
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Is there a mouse shortcut in Google Chrome to reopen last closed tab?

I know I can use the keyboard shortcut to reopen the last closed tab, but is there a mouse based method? It would be really handy. If I remember right, you used to be able to middle click on the tab ...
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Tutorials for 'mastering' Google search? [closed]

Background It is a simple question but I have realized that maybe my usage of search engines (mainly Google) is rather naive. I am aware of using quotes ("") to search for exact occurrence of ...
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What is auto-mounting my media volume?

Something is repeatedly mounting my "media" share, doing something with it, then quietly un-mounting it with no notifications at the user level. from the little I can gleaned from the console messages ...
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How do I change users in Google Keep's chrome app?

On the phone I can easily switch between my Google accounts, on YouTube a video can be found that showcases it for the app but this option is just missing for me or has been removed by Google.
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Why does chrome never delete google.com localstorage?

I have selected the "Keep local data only until I quit my browser" option in Chrome settings under Content Settings -> Cookies. When I exit Chrome, I can see that every website file in my Local ...
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After how long does google delete a page from the results? [closed]

Let's say that the word "qwerty" appears in the page website.com/page1.htm. On Monday, the qwerty word was deleted from the page. After how many days, a person typing "qwerty" (with double quotes) in ...
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Totally unable to switch Google accounts

The Problem I CANNOT switch Google accounts without starting a new browser or going incognito! Whenever I click sign out, it pops up with this window and there is no way, I can tell, to enter in a ...
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Is there a scratch pad app that syncs? [closed]

I use Google scratch pad app in my Google Desktop on my laptop. It is no longer available from Google. I am looking for a similar app that will sync between my laptop and my phone. Does anyone know ...
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How do I suppress google tracking when blocking javascript is not enough?

For this case I'm referring specifically to the website: http://www.golem.de/ I'm connecting to this website using Firefox with javascript disabled: about:config > javascript.enabled > no This ...
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Voice to text in Gmail?

Is there any way to enable voice to text (speech recognition) in gmail when using Chrome as a webbrowser? I really like the feature to search at google.com via voice and I'd also love to speak my ...
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How does 'Trust this computer' work in Google's 2 step authentication?

I have seen this option 'Trust this computer' feature in Google and some other famous sites. How does this work? What information about my computer is being stored in their server? Or is it based on ...
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How to prevent Google from knowing my passwords?

I noticed that my notebook has synchronized not only my Chrome bookmarks, but also my passwords to sites. This can't be done on demand, because my other computer can be turned off. And this can't be ...
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Sudden transparent chat windows on google chat client

A few days ago, my Google Talk client somehow lost the ability to display the text in the chat window: Seems that someone already asked for assistance regarding this issue back in 2010 received no ...
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Google Analytics visits counter decreasing [closed]

A week ago my page had 1500 visits, now the counter shows 1000. I have another website using Google Analytics and the counter for that one also decreased from 500 visits this month to 400. Is there a ...
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I can't get into my Outlook 2010. Get odd error message

No matter what I do I can't get into my Outlook 2010 on my laptop. Every time I try I get the same error msg: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web ...
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Google Language in Firefox

When ever I use Google products in Firefox the page is in Thai. I am in Thailand, but I don't get this problem when using Chrome. If I manage to find the language selector to change to English, its ...
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Google search results page on my Firefox looks different

The Google's Search results page on my FF looks different than the usual page I see on other days. Attached below is the screenshot: I checked on several other computers and the Google search results ...
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How can I avoid wasted space on Google searches on large monitors?

There is a lot of wasted space in Google searches (in Chrome) on my 23" monitor (1920x1080 resolution): (click image to enlarge) As you can see, less than 1/3 of the full screen width is actually ...
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Maxthon browser: Google integrated login page is misbehaving

I use Maxthon to login Gmail, Google, and use that sign-in across other websites. Unexpectedly, the new login page is not behaving properly when i am trying to login(in the same account) after i ...
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Google Chrome asked for my Carbonite password [closed]

Google Chrome recently asked for password access to my Carbonite backup account. How can I be sure it didn't get it and/or block it from future access?
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Java 7 on Google Chrome in Windows 8

I have installed Java (including SDK and JRE) on my new Windows 8 Pro 64bit. It works perfectly in IE but Google Chrome doesn't recognize Java at all. Can anyone let me know if Java works under Chrome ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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Google chrome slows down while opening a new webpage?

Whenever I hit CTRL + T new tab same when i hit Home tab and write any url for first 10-15 seconds it just doesn't show anything, hangs for any webpage including the fastest www.google.co.in? Can ...
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Block ONLY Google Ads

There is an easy way to disable ONLY ads by Google (like this: https://p1.picsto.re/2013-10-06_111448.png )? Using hosts file (I hate Adblock or other bloatware tools) is quite easy but what are the ...
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What is “o-o---preferred---yh---www.google.com”?

I am using Google search in Chrome and I noticed that the URL looks very strange. I searched something and I got normal results. Somehow, the URL in the address bar just caught my eye and it looked ...
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Using Chromecast as a security device

I have google chromecast connected to my TV at home. I am wondering if I can use it as a security device akin to auto timers that turn on and off lights in the house. Can you play a video on the ...
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I can't see some images from Google images [duplicate]

I am from Iran. In my country, the government has filtered the some web-sites. Recently I have a problem for see the all images in Google Images. For example: ...
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What is the AQS parameter in Google search query

When I search Google form Chrome's omnibox, there is an AQS parameter embedded in the query. Something like "&aqs=chrome..69i57.42x1j" What is the purpose of it What does it contain ? Does it ...
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chromecast worked well for a few days, but now buffers constantly

I received my chromecast and it worked well for a couple of days. I watched full length films on Netflix and rocked out for hours on G music. Then suddenly, it started buffering every few seconds. ...
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Is Google tracking our web history even when we do not visit Google or if affiliate websites? [closed]

I have recently updated to Google Chrome 29.0.1547.76. And when I click a the new tab button there is a new homepage now. Ok. My current settings forbid from third party cookies being set. And I clear ...
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Why 'google docs' document cannot be opened using firefox?

I uploaded a document on google docs. The document has been shared in the public domain. I can see the document from chrome,opera but not through firefox . Is it that, google docs files cannot be ...
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Router MAC address procuring for WPS positioning

Its known that either Skyhook or Google procured the wireless access points mac address while roaming around. I am curious how the MAC addresses were procured, as this does not seem to be easy to do! ...
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How to open multiple browsers without sharing cookies to each other? [duplicate]

I want to ask how can I open a browser (doesn't matter which to be honest, as long as it has the main features of each browser) multiple times without sharing the cookies and other stuff between each ...
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Error when opening Google Drive

For a few days now I am getting this error every time I open Google Drive in my PC. I tried re-installing but still get the same error. Do you have an idea what's causing this?
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How can I make a shortcut to search using Google Scholar from the address bar in Chrome?

I don't like having to navigate to http://scholar.google.com/ before I type my search.
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How to remove Apps Tab from Chrome

With the newest Chrome Update, Apps Bookmark has been added on left hand side of the bookmarks. But I don't need that (my Apps are just next to it - as direct links) and want to remove it again. ...