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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Map Google Drive to Network Drive (Without Download)

I'm on a university computer and don't have admin privileges so I can't download Drive for Desktop, but I can add network locations. I'm wondering if I can add a Google Drive folder this way? I tried ...
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Google Cloud: OAuth clients in test mode that are using the OAuth OOB flow

The gdrive developers will need to make changes to gdrive, or it will stop working on 2022-10-03 (or 2023-01-31, if they request a one-time extension). I am using gdrive in order to interact with my ...
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Win 10 link to Google Drive folder keeps getting replaced with .bat file

I have a link to my Google Drive folder on my desktop but for reasons I can't fathom it keeps getting replaced with the Drive launcher bat file I create the link to the folder Works as expected Only ...
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Strange issue with downloading from Google servers

Really strange that i'm not sure how to explain. I've been experiencing this for a really long time but mostly didn't cared or tried another ways but now i really want to solve this. I'm using Firefox ...
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How to remove large white blocks from Excel preview in Google Drive?

Does anyone know how to remove these large white blocks from the preview of an Excel file in Google Drive? The file itself is somewhat old and has gone through many large changes, including ...
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Let the Google drive has the lowest priority for internet usage when Google drive is at background

Is it possible to let Google drive only uses the spare traffic to sync? For example, when I am using chrome and opened a webpage, I want google chrome to enjoy the priority of wifi and quickly ...
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How Can you periodically backup to Google Drive on Windows?

I need to backup folders automatically and periodically to Google drive from Windows 10. The official Google Drive app supports sync mode, this is not suitable because if a file is deleted from Google ...
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Is there a way to hide “Icon?” files on Google Drive in macOS?

I am running macOS Monterrey (12.2.1) with Google Drive (55.0.3.0) and the Finder shows these weird files shown as Icon? (which includes the file extension) in every single Google Drive folder. ...
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Can I download directly to google drive or other webservice?

I'm trying to download files from fileshare slow speed which takes like 19 hours Can I download these files directly to google drive? I've seen Downloading from Internet directly to google drive but ...
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How may I export my data from Google Drive and Mail without access to Google Takeout? [closed]

I have an account in an organization and have been given permission to retain my emails and files before it is deleted. However, my administrator has disabled access to Google Takeout. I have a lot of ...
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google drive desktop app cannot switch account

So here's whats happened; my friend helped me install google drive as a local drive on my computer , which looks like this; and I have the need to switch to another account. The problem is, according ...
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Not seeing my mac from google drive settings

Re-install multiple times, granted full disk access to google drive. but not able to see my mac shows up in the left menu. any idea? i am on mac 12.2.1, mac book pro (intel chip) What I see from ...
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Chrome on Windows 10 - cannot drop files on Google Drive

Recently, I bought a new laptop and ever since then, I cannot drag and drop files from my PC onto Google Drive web interface. When I drag a local file onto Chrome, when in my Drive, there is the "...
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How to permanently rename "Virtual Drive" in "Google Drive for Desktop"?

While using multiple accounts in Google Drive for Desktop, the virtual drives that are created have long disk names of the email account associated with the drive like mydrive@gmail.com - Google ...
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How Google Drive Syncs Files

When I opt to sync a file on Google Drive to be made available on Windows 10 and close the connection before the download completes, does Drive start a new download or continue with the previous ...
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Git versioning Google Drive folder

I noticed that it is possible to explore Google Drive from Nautilus in Gnome. So I created a folder and inside it I tried to open a terminal and git clone a repo of mine from GitLab in there. It didn'...
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Is it possible to sync a folder on iPad to Googledrive or Dropbox?

I want to access files (.md) specific to a software (Obsidian) on desktop windows computer in iPad. I have installed the software on both the devices. My files are saved in Googledrive on desktop, ...
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Google Drive is reporting I'm using significantly more data than I am. How can I fix this?

From drive.google.com, Drive is reporting that I've used 138.39GB of my drive space. However, from my HD (using MacOS) my machine is reporting that my Google Drive folder is 121.3GB in size. To be ...
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How do I use rysnc to copy my entire Google Drive to an external hard drive?

I am trying to copy my entire Google drive contents to an external hard drive. I am using rsync with the built in Linux environment on my Chromebook. I do not want to install a third party app on ...
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Can I give permissions to My students to My Google drive automatically?

I want to create a learning management system.For that I want to use Google drive i.e I will upload My training videos to Google drive and I want to to give permissions to My students to My Google ...
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How to remove "Google Docs", "Google Sheets" and "Google Slides" from windows explorer "New" menu?

I recently installed Google Drive on my Windows 8 laptop. After installing this disk, 3 items appeared in the "New" menu item in the explorer. Each of the new items leads to a browser with ...
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New Google drive - cannot get it to synch the folder I need

I recently updated to Google Drive from from Back up and Sync (whatever it was called.). New installation for some reason moved my syncing folder to new location from D: drive to C: drive (without ...
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How do you share a Google Drive **folder** with a non-Google user while still restricting access to that folder (not using Anyone can access/public)?

Basicaly what the question asks. How do you share a Google Drive folder with a non-Google user while still restricting access to that folder (not using Anyone can access/public)?
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How to sync files directly to a shared drive in google drive using google drive for desktop or any other software?

Currently, google drive for desktop app syncs files on my computer tab in google drive, which takes my own cloud space. So is it possible to sync my files directly to a shared drive? For example, I ...
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Other computers in Gdrive

After I setup sync application from google drive I got disc Google Drive in my Windows PC. If I open this disc I have two folders My Drive and Other computers. What does Other computers is used for? I ...
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How can I have chrome open a link in a desktop shortcut window?

On my mac (Monterey), I have Google Drive Desktop installed. I also used Chrome to create a shortcut application for Mac, that opens in its own window rather than opening in Chrome (e.g. according to ...
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Google Drive: How to copy shared folder content to another folder?

I have access to a folder shared with me (let's say SharedWithMe folder) and I want to backup this folder as the sharing will be end in the future. So, is it possible to sync / copy the SharedWithMe ...
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Google Drive not syncing anymore

Since around last week, Google Drive has stopped syncing new files and folders on my system. It shows the blue syncing mark on the item, but it never completes the sync no matter how long I leave it. ...
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How to Select Highest Value Folder Name in Powershell Using Wildcards?

I'm writing a script to kill and restart Google Drive for desktop. I also need it to account for new versions. On my test machine, the executable was stored in: C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File ...
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Map Google Drive to drive letter

Google Drive has recently updated the desktop file sync client from the old Backup and Sync to a new system. With the old program, I used net use at the Windows Command Prompt, e.g. net use r: "\...
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Google drive not syncing properly, multiple instances in taskbar

I'm having an issue where Google Drive cannot seem to sync a particular folder. It seems to freeze and when I hover over the icon in the taskbar, there seem to be multiple instances of it (see picture)...
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Stop Google Drive for Desktop Hogging CPU after Boot?

Every machine in my office has the google drive client taking upwards of 90% of CPU resources after boot/restart.This causes extreme system slowdown and effective downtime. When I kill & restart ...
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How to remove the mounted Google drive in local PC

I have a question about new Google drive for PC The other day, I installed new google drive for PC in my PC. Then, the Google drive were connected on the PC as a new drive. I only need folders for ...
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How can I view all folders or files selected for offline access?

I have Google Drive on my work PC linked to our company Google account. We have hundreds of folders, thousands of sub folders. Over the last 6 months, I have selected some for offline access, but I am ...
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Symbolic link to .tmp.drivedownload breaks Google Drive for Desktop client

Introduction Google Drive for Desktop Windows client (and once upon a time Google Backup & Sync) uses two temporary hidden folders, which are set in the local Google Drive folder root, to ...
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Google "Appears in public search results" option greyed out [closed]

For a Google Drive file I want to make publicly available, I see these options: The "Appears in public search results" option is greyed out. What can I do to select/check it?
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How to change Windows Explorer folder icons in Google Drive App folder?

I was recently pushed from the Google Backup and Sync to the Google Drive. I really like having custom folder icons within the Windows Explorer to easily distinguish various folders. This can be done ...
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How Can I Rename Google Drive for Desktop Volumes?

I am using version 51 of Google Drive for Desktop. It has four accounts added to it. Each account is mounted to MacOS (Mojave) as a volume. Each volume has an irritatingly long name like: accountname@...
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Do I 'have' to switch to Google Drive? Security implications?

Google wants to move me from the Backup and Sync (currently running in the background) to Google Drive, which is a whole new game - not just cloud storage and sync, but an entire suite of word ...
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How can I change the folder icon for the Google Drive for Desktop folder?

I'm using Windows, and I want to put a custom icon, .png or .ico, on this Google Drive Folder. (Currently it's named ANNA, but it'll be changed) This is a drive that leads directly to my Google Drive....
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How to change installation directory for new google drive for windows10 and sync offline files?

After Google forced the new Google Drive for Desktop to Backup and Sync users, it deleted over half my files. And I can not locate where are the offline files are saving either. Now I uninstall the ...
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Google Chrome constantly reappears in Dock as new app

Google Chrome keeps reappearing in my Dock as a 'new' app, on its own, every 5-20 seconds. After reaching 2 icons, it continues to appear replacing the older icon. You can see it happen around 14 ...
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How to remove the Google Drive Overlay Icons for Windows Files and Folders?

"Google Backup and Sync" was replaced by "Google Drive for Desktop", which brought some changes. One thing that is missing with version 51.0.9.0 is the option to disable the ...
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VLC for iOS wants the right to delete *all* of your Google Drive files; is there a way to limit this to a folder? [closed]

I would like to try out this app, but I don't want to give it the right to delete all of my files on Google Drive. I would be okay with giving it this level of permission within a particular folder ...
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Why Mac's Google Drive creates empty folders for DOCX file?

Saving Microsoft Word files (docx) in Google Drive's folder generates many empty folders with a similar name. This is not user-friendly behavior. Any idea why does it happen or how to disable it? I ...
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How to sync specific folders in Google Drive for Desktop?

Please note: I am not talking about Google's deprecated "Backup and Sync" application nor "Google Drive File Stream". This question pertains to Google's new Drive for Desktop. How ...
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Cannot open files from or copy too Google Drive Desktop & getting “These files might be harmful to your computer” warning when trying to copy them

I'm using Google Drive for desktop and have a virtual drive on my computer where I can directly access Google docs without having to use the web UI. In the settings I have it set to Stream, rather ...
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Google drive for desktop - how can I remove the virtual drives?

I just transitioned from Backup & Sync to Google Drive for Desktop, and now the drive app has created a virtual drive in my desktop. Within this virtual drive there is a link to my drive folder in ...
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Google Drive, hide "D:/" volume

I just downloaded Drive for Desktop that replaces the old backup and sync application. Now I have an ugly Google Drive (D:) that shows up under Devices and drives, in My Computer (This PC). It doesn't ...
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Will Puppy Linux make Google Drive go smoother my old netbook?

I'm trying to reactivate an old Intel Learning Series netbook, for educational purposes. I'd like to use it to explain my high-school pupils basics of online, multi-platform, office tools, especially ...
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