Questions tagged [google-drive]

For questions specifically about the now-depreciated computer client for the file synchronization and cloud storage service from Google. This tag should not be used if your question is about Google Backup and Sync or Google Drive File Stream.

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how do I leave a shared google drive

on google drive I have a shared drive that I'm in and do not want anymore owned by Sinclair community collage (note I do not go to that collage nor am using a school account) and I want to leave it ...
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How can i download folder from google drive in linux

I want to download a directory that i puted in my drive to my ubuntu from terminal !! How can i download a directory from google drive to my ubuntu 20.04 with wget ?? or even another one! i searched ...
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How to search for hyphen- oder underscore-separated words in Google Drive? [migrated]

For better compatibility, my filenames don't contain spaces. However Google Drive does not seem to support partial searching expect when separated by spaces. For example, if my filename is "...
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Shared folder stops being shared after reboot

I work at a small office where we use GSuite for our office and network needs (i.e., instead of a typical shared drive, we use Google Drive mounted as a network share. From the end user perspective, ...
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How to remove offline editing from a google account you no longer have access to

I have a personal google account and one from when I was in school, the school one has since been closed because I left but I can't switch the offline editing access to my personal one without logging ...
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How to copy file directly from Google Account drive (not GSuite) into Office365 OneDrive

I am looking for the possible easiest way to backup my some of my Google data onto OneDrive. On Google side I have free Gmail account, on Microsoft side I have OneDrive related to my Office365 "...
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Save files from internet directly to Google Drive

I need to upload a lot of video files to Google drive. The file sizes will range between 50-150 MB. Because of my slow upload speed, downloading them to my computer then uploading them to Google Drive ...
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Capture motion videos of the smarthone saved directly in Google Drive [migrated]

I'm wondering if it's possible to save the video of my smarphone (Android) video surveillance camera directly in Google Drive. So far I found only method which allows to synchronize a shared folder ...
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Setting up raid/symlink over rclone mounts

i use rclone to mount my google drives witch is great but im wondering in linux is there a way to use the 2 or 3 mounted drives to be seen as one my thought is folder /usr/home/backup will open and ...
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Cloud drive sync tool set once for all user

In Onedrive or GoogleDrive, if you are using mac(not sure for windows) typically the sync tool has to be set for every user. In mac, I typically would store the drive file in the "Shared" ...
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Delete a Folder from Google Drive File Sync with CMD?

I am looking to delete a folder from Google Drive (Google adds it as G:\ on my machine) using CMD or PowerShell. I have tried rd /q /s <<filePath>> and Remove-Item -Force <<filePath&...
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How to set up a shared Drive folder across machines?

I have a windows desktop and a MacBook. The Windows Drive app created a Drive folder which is directly linked with the highest/main directory in my Drive. The Apple Drive app unfortunately is not. Its ...
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Want to clean those hard-to-reach stubborn files (Windows 10 and Google Drive)

OK well the start of this project was that I wanted to donate or give away some my old computers. One of them is a Sony integrated VPCJ1 PC nearly ten years old, now running Windows 10, which is still ...
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Does Google Drive File Stream work for multiple accounts?

Until summer 2020, G Suite customers used Google File Stream to get files onto their computers, and Gmail users were limited to Backup and Sync. As of July 2020, Gmail users we allowed to use File ...
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how to configure google backup and sync on Mac to upload photos to google cloud?

this Mac app is very confusing as far as selecting the proper options. I have several folders on my mac drive and an attached usb drive with pics and vids I want the G BU&S app to upload these ...
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How can I remove Google drive from my PC without deleting any cloud stored file?

I'm currently in the process or upgrading my 500GB SSD to a 2TB one, so I cna have more storage to use Google drive files on it. So now, I'm wondering if there's a way to delete all the Google drive ...
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Convert all the images to text with google drive at once

I have 186 images and I am trying to convert them to text using google drive. To do that I create a new folder and added all the images to it. but when I right click on it, at the "open with"...
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Google Drive File Stream cache problems

I just recently switched to Drive File Stream and can't figure out how it works. Help me figure it out, please. Why do all the files I upload to the cloud (via website or local drive) forever remain ...
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Move large files from one Google account to another?

I have reached the space limit of my primary Gmail (Google) account, meaning soon I won't be able to send emails. How can I move large files from this primary Google account to a secondary one to free ...
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How to average different % values depending on drop down list text value

I am trying to have a function that takes the %'s of a column and average them only if the text value of another column on the same row is a certain text value, over multiple rows in sheets I tried ...
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Google drive folder on laptop says 13.3 GB used whereas google drive online says 30GB

I'm sure there is a solution to this problem but I can't seem to find the answer I have a google drive account. When I look at the properties of the google drive folder on my laptop it says it is 13.3 ...
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Can't save to Drive > All changes can still be found from File > Version history

While working in a Google Docs document I was going through various internet connection problems which eventually lead to most actions being unavailable (like downloading the file). In addition to ...
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Is there a known issue with @icloud.com users not being able to add files to a shared Google Drive?

We have shared a Google Drive with a couple of users with a @icloud.com email address, and they are not able to drag files into the folder that was shared. They had 'Editor' permissions which should'...
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Google Drive takes up all local hard drive space on Macbook simply to continuously backup

I notice that I am now running out of space on my laptop from GDrive simply trying to back up files continuosly using Drive Backup And Sync - this is at least 50GB of storage space locally. How can I ...
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How can I add Google Sheets and Doc to my Windows context menu under new?

Is it possible to add a context menu item that creates a .gsheet or .gdoc in the Windows Explorer folder that I right click in, assuming that folder is located my Google Drive folder? I tested this ...
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Syncing a folder to Google Drive

I need to sync a folder in the desktop of my Windows 10 PC to Google Drive such that when the contents of the folder are altered(new files added/ existing files removed), the changes reflect to the ...
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google photos suddenly apprearing in GDrive

I just noticed that my Google drive now contains in its root folder over 8000 pictures&movies obviously coming from Google Photos, all created on Sept 29, 2020. I am a bit afraid to delete them or ...
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Open relative links from markdown files in a cloud folder?

I’ve uploaded a structured folder with .md files to Google Drive. It’s an export from Joplin, with some files linking to images, other .md’s and other files, all within subfolders. Locally, I’ve ...
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Why can't I download files from Google Drive in Incognito mode?

10/13/20, A recent change to Google, requires you to use cookies in order to download files from Google Drive in Incognito mode. This is a change from "Block third-party cookies in Incognito&...
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Google Cloud Sync on Ubuntu

As you know, you can set your online accounts on Ubuntu - Settings => Online Accounts When you add your Google account here, you can mount your Google drive on your ubuntu desktop. Are your files ...
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Google Drive File Stream is leaving “MemoryStream_xxx.ini” files

We have a number of users working on a corporate Google account using Drive File Stream and it has worked great for a number of years. A couple weeks ago I added another user and shared all our "...
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Save files from a shared folder to my personal google drive account without actually uploading or downloading

I have a link for a shared drive folder with lots of Course resources and study material, which might get deactivated anytime. How do I transfer all of it's contents to my drive without actually ...
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Deleting previewed image in Google Drive

I have a bunch of images in my Google Drive. I need to delete most of them, the rest I need to comment on specific areas on the image. To determine whether I need to comment or delete an image, I need ...
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If I uploaded files to Google Drive, then delete them, does they leave traces? where?

My laptop has recently died and I borrowed a public laptop to continue working while the other gets fixed. That being said, I used the laptop to work on a confidential project. Now that my laptop is ...
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How to make “Computers” files in Google Drive sync to multiple computers?

In Google Drive there are these two items in the sidebar, "My Drive" and "Computers" The contents/files in the "My Drive" is synced through all my computers, laptop, and ...
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Why can't Libreoffice on FreeBSD save to Google Drive?

There are instructions out there on configuring "Remote Files" in LibreOffice. However, in my case, the Google Drive is not among the available options. Indeed, the instructions say, ...
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Google Backup and Sync won't “Ask before removing both copies”?

The Google Drive Help Center explains that when you delete a file from your computer you have these three options: Always remove both copies: When you delete something on your computer or drive....
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Is it possible to get permalinks to Google Drive files?

I have some files I will upload to Google Drive and share them online. But I will update these files frequently and when I do, I want the links to stay the same. Is this possible? If I am not wrong, ...
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Use Google's voice recognition as a Windows 10 dictation engine

I'm using a Windows 10 build 1909 desktop system. The Windows 10 dictation feature is terrible at spelling things wrong and misunderstanding what I'm staying. For example, it interprets "PowerShell" ...
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how to merge versions of files in google drive and track changes

I make changes to my files on my laptop, mostly microsoft word files. Later I sync them on google drive. So many a times I forget which file was updated previously and which was not. So I upload the ...
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Windows 10 + Google Drive File Stream + Executable = BSOD SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3B)

Haven't really found a satisfying solution to this problem. I have Windows 10 Home x64. I have Google Drive, and Drive File Stream installed and syncing my drive. Most files are online until I ...
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stop sharing from multiple folders on google drive

I have heavily used google drive. I have approximately 40 Gb files, I don't remember which folders I shared and which I did not, I read this page https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2494893?co=...
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What’s the symbol for this code?

What code is alt+19? Please answer it․ I checked another website for a table of alt codes and alt+19 never showed up․
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Get the last row that a value appears

Let me see if I can explain what I need to do. I have a sheet in Google Drive and in it there is many tabs, each tab is for a city and for the number of Covid cases in this city. In some tabs I have ...
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Finding the first occurance of space to replace with a “ - ”

I am completely new to regex and I would greatly appreciate any help. I am trying to bulk rename files. File names are: 001 This is the first file.txt 002 This is the second file.txt 003 This is ...
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How do I prevent the Save File /As dialog from refreshing?

Every time I try to save something (usually in Chrome/ internet to desktop) this annoying thing happens. When I go to "Quick Access" ; or When I am typing the filename, mid word Then window ...
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Google File Stream white-space in home directory path causes errors

BACKGROUND When installing Google File Stream on my PC, it creates a new G: drive, and a directory named My Drive in it, containing a mirror of my Google drive directories and files. PROBLEM When ...
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Google Drive (Backup and Sync) local folder no longer opens from Run

For some reason, Google Drive as well as the full directory path seems to no longer open the local folder (i.e., via explorer.exe) and instead triggers a system dialogue prompt to ask for file ...
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How to download specific files type from google drive folder

Say I have different types of files in a google drive folder like documents, pdf, images etc. I need to download all documents from the drive filder. How to do it?
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Google Drive shortcut broken after automatic updates

The problem is keeping the shortcut pointing to the correct application executable on startup correctly since the folder path changes with each new version number. Each time this change occurs, it ...

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