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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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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Is OneDrive file ID unique like Google Drive? [closed]

I use Notion to store my file and I have connected it to Google Drive to annotate pdf. Normally I use OneDrive only for processing file locally and Google Drive for processing file online, because my ...
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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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Windows copying within Google Drive File stream is remarkably slow

I'm using Windows 10 on a Surface Book 2 (i7, 16 gig RAM, 1TB drive) (not sure if relevant). I'm using Google Drive File Stream on my laptop (the drive is mapped to "G:" on my machine) and it is ...
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Creating, naming and sharing folder based on list of emails

I am a teacher in a class of 100 students. I have an excel list of all their emails(Rollno@domain.com) specific to university domain. I wish to create a distinct folder for each one of these students ...
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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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MKLINK doesn´t work (sync) on Windows Server 2016

MKlink doesn´t work on Windows Server 2016. The folder is created, but it doesn´t sync. Files are on Drive G: and link should be on C: Trying to use for a Dropbox or Google Drive syncing. Could anyone ...
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New G Drive won't open IPhoto

It presents this error message _ The operation couldn’t be completed. (PHPhotosErrorDomain error 1000.) I am trying to remove them from my hard drive to gain more space.
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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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how to sort problems in uploading on google drive on Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0

I was uploading a folder to my google drive. During the upload I faced an error. Which is in below screenshot. google drive upload error Most of the files which I am uploading are .tex documents i.e. ...
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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 sync deletes files it just synced

There's a google drive shared folder that I wish to download on my drive. The shared folder appears on my drive and is too big to be downloaded via a browser (271Go). I use sync to get it on my ...
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Opening local Google Drive files in their respective apps?

Presently, when opening a synced Google Drive file (gdoc, gsheet, etc.) from the Windows filesystem, the document is opened in a new Chrome tab. I have several of my Google Apps configured to open ...
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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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use Google Drive for FTP server

I'm trying to set up FTP access to my Google Drive, and I've found some questions like this one saying that you can create an FTP server locally using google-drive-ftp-adaptor, but this isn't what I ...
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How to use wget to download a file stored in Google Drive without making publicly shareable link of the specific file?

First make the file publicly shareable then:- I use for small files download wget --no-check-certificate 'https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=FILEID' -O FILENAME for large files ...
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Sync OneDrive with GoogleDrive with Office365 autosave enabled

My organisation is using Google Drive as its main cloud file sharing. With GSuite, I have Google Drive File Stream installed, which setup a new drive on Microsoft (10) under Drive G. My department ...
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Text highlight in image

I have articles of newspaper in png format, want to highlight these images similar to pdf text, is there any possible tool or method to do it? I have syncronized this images in my desktop to cloud ...
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Map Google Drive as network drive

I want to map Google Drive as a network drive to have very quick access. I don't want to install Googles Backup and Synch program since it's buggy. It always gives me errors like "300 pictures couldnt ...
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Google Backup and Sync - potential disaster? How does it operate?

Does anyone actually know how GB&S actually works? Not for the first time, I have had to put a block on the use of this tool. Because I have witnessed it deleting a file on my main machine which ...
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How to use Google Drive to sync a hard disk from different computers?

I use to backup a hard disk with Google Backup and Sync, so it appears as a drive under Google Drive > Computers > My comp > [F] drive. This way, it is linked to the computer My comp. Now I would ...
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how to check verify security of google drive folders

I today uploaded some songs from my USB to my google drive. That folder I created today morning and while the songs were being uploaded I got an email which mentioned foldername - Request for ...
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Will this make my SSD never go idle/to sleep?

I have an External SSD (SanDisk Portable 500) always plugged in on my MacBook 2019 13' (with 128GB internal storage). I synced my Google Drive Folder w/ Backup & Sync to this SSD. Every time I ...
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Can somebody with link can edit exe or APK files on google driver?

If I share an EXE or APK file with the option of editing on Google Drive, can anyone actually change it? I mean the file?
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Google Drive folder: Is there a share option to allow comments?

I can Right-click on a Google Drive folder > "Share" > "Advanced" > "Change ..." to get to the screen below. I can then select "On - Anyone with the link". And in the drop-down, there'll be two ...
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Encrypting video with Linux for storage on Google Drive

I currently have a Linux based CCTV system, that records CCTV and uploads them to my Google Drive. This has worked fine for a few years now, however I have decided that they should be encrypted. This ...
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Can I have a “bilinking” <blink> character in a Google Doc?

In a Google doc I would like to add a "blink" effect. Is there a way to do this. Either by editing the HTML directly or just adding an inline gif image? Thank you.
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Google Shared Drive sync to my PC

I have the Google Backup & Sync installed and it syncs my personal Drive to my PC with no problem here. But I also have access to some Shared Drives which I also want to sync my PC so I can work ...
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How can I share a particular Google Drive folder with my Slack channels to be able to search in the documents from it?

There is a Google Drive integration with Slack, but: in order to search you have to upload all your documents from Drive to Slack you have to provide full access to your Google Drive documents and it ...
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Download file with wget from Google Drive with content disposition included

I tried to download file with wget command like: wget --load-cookies /tmp/cookies.txt "https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&confirm=$(wget --quiet --save-cookies /downloads/tmp/cookies.txt -...
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Google Drive API Connection Refused

I have a problem regarding uploading to Google Drive via the API. I have 5 servers, server 1-3 on digital ocean = successful upload server 4 & 5 on local = failed upload I get this error ...
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What does ord38s08-in-f14.1e100.net mean? [duplicate]

This address with minor variations keeps showing up as a request to my system and I've been getting hacked. Is this how?
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Google Backup & Sync - stop Trash?

Just wondering if there's any way of stopping the Trash function in GB&S. I may be wrong, but it appears that when on the synched machine you modify a file that the old version of that file is ...
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Deletion of Google Backup and Sync Tool Folder

I am using Google Backup and Sync Tool to backup files. What happens when I accidentally delete a folder from my laptop which is syncing to Google Drive with this Tool? It may delete my previous sync ...
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Folders in Google Drive

Moved to SuperUser as suggested by Stack Overflow: I just installed the Google Drive app on my mac to interface my Google drive with the Mac's finder. I see the drive in my Finder and when I navigate ...
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Google Drive: to use a CLI or not to use a CLI

I've historically been a Ubuntu user, and recently switched to Mac. Previously, for syncing Google drive data to my local machine, I've used grive, which I really liked. Now, I've got a Mac, and grive ...
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How does Google Backup & Sync know which way to sync?

The reason I ask this is because it seems to be a pretty important question. I have been using GB&S for some time now to back up the contents of each machine to different Gmail accounts, but ...
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Bulk download all files from Google Drive / GSuite, including those shared with me?

I've used Google Takeout to be able to download a backup of all the files (mainly docs and spreadsheets) associated with my Google/GSuite account. However, this only downloads files that I created, ...
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How to Hide the Desktop Icon for the “.tmp.drivedownload” Google Drive Temporary Download Folder?

In the quest for achieving a minimalistic desktop, we have reached the following simplistic situation, which bears quite a few desktop icons, more specifically only two: Now, removing the Recycle Bin ...
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Connect to Google Services from Apps gives blank dialog

Recently (last couple of months) whenever I try to link an App (on my phone) to my Google account I simply get a blank dialog. I have reached out to Google via the phone help system and I've ended up ...
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Download or move to another folder results of a Google Drive image search

I want to use Google Drive to help me select images for an image classification task. I noticed that image search works inside the drive folder. For example a search of "human" gives out the ...
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Can I offload / buffer a slow network share?

I am using the google-drive-ocamlfuse tool to mount my Google Drive and Shared Drives. While this works fine, it is quite slow. So I was wondering if it is possible to offload the writes to the ...
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Google Sheets: Formula not working

I have the following formula below: =IF(ISBLANK(D5),MULTIPLY(C5:D5),"0.00") I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong here or if I even can (I don't know much about Google Sheets formulas at all....)...
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How to move files from iCloud to Google Drive efficiently? [closed]

I currently store my desktop and documents on my Mac using iCloud. I want to only keep my desktop in the cloud, and I know there is no way to do that using iCloud, so I want to make the switch to ...

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