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Can Google Drive be deleted from a Samsung Galaxy Express?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express phone running Android 4.1.2 Is there a way to delete Google Drive from the phone [without rooting it]? In the Application Manager, there is no DELETE button for Drive. ...
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How to open Google Drive offline? (I.e. where is the Google Drive app icon?)

I want to open Google Drive on my android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T700), and I want to do this while I'm offline, as opposed to accessing my drive through Chrome. (IOW, I want to access the ...
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Schedule downloading/sync for certain timespan?

I have an internet plan which is six times cheaper between midnight and 6 AM. Therefore, I do my heavy downloading during that timespan. However, I'd prefer to go to bed around 10 PM. I need a way ...
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Issue in restoring the Whatsapp backup from google drive

I am having problem in restoring the Whatsapp backup from google drive i am using the same number and account but it is not restoring the backup. what i did was : i upgraded my mobile to Android 6 .....
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Edit PDF from Google Drive

I'm trying to use Google Drive to manage my PDF files. I want to edit them in my Android, possibly using Adobe Acrobat, and I need that as soon as the PDF editor saves the file Google Drive sync the ...
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Whatsapp's Google Drive backup not fully restored, how to access data?

I recently wiped my phone and I wanted to restore my media from Whatsapp. On the Google Drive desktop site I see that the app has 205MB of hidden data however when I restore the backup from the app I ...
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Volume down button on Google drive scanner not working on stock android

On CM13 the scanner on google drive could be triggered with the volume down button. But since I switched back to stock this does not work anymore. How can I enable this function again?
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Once you use “Free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline?

Once you use “free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline? I selected some photos and tried to share them to Gmail, but it created a link to the photos in online form.
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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Read Whatsapp Backup from Google Drive

How can we read Whatsapp messenger files from google drive backup? Does anyone know? I can see the Whatsapp Messenger In Google drive. Please help me...
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Does Google Drive replicate files before uploading?

When I upload files by Google Drive on my Samsung S4, I get full storage notification, so I need to know if G-Drive replicate any file on Android before or after uploading it.
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My files have not uploaded to Google Drive

I have done this before. I took some photos with my Motorola Moto E. I went to the Gallery App. I selected the images. I clicked on the "upload icon" and selected the Google Drive icon. The app gave ...
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How to Open .tex Document in Android 6.0's Google Drive?

I had previously some .tex viewer in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, but now after upgrade to 6.0 CyanogenMod, I cannot find any viewer that can launch directly after clicking the file in Google Drive. Now, ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I've been used to downloading PDFs on my phone and have them directly saved on my downloads folder. But just recently, whenever I download PDFs, Google Drive viewer shows up. I know there's a download ...
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Where is the file description field on the Android Drive app?

I'm looking for the description field which is easily found when using Google Drive on the web (from a desktop). The field is shown here: http://gappstips.com/google-docs/add-a-description-to-your-...
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Does the Google Drive scanner cache local copies on Android?

I looked around and couldn't find the cached images or PDFs. But that doesn't prove they don't exist. Our specific need is for our scan to go straight into Drive, with no stops along the way that can ...
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Importing movie into a Google Slides slide

I have a .mov file I'd like to put into a slide in Google Slides. How do I do that? I know how to do as a Youtube video, but I don't want to upload it as one. PS: I understand this isn't exactly ...
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Accessing the top bar in Android Google docs without scrolling to top

When editing a Google document on Android using the Google Drive app, there is a bar which contains a number of touch buttons for formatting, sharing, comments, etc. However this bar only seems to ...
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Is there a way to always open Google Drive shortcuts from the same account?

I have 3 accounts attached to my Galaxy S6. I have a Google Drive shortcut to a spreadsheet on my home screen, but every time I click it, a popup asks me which account I want to view it from. The ...
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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
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How to view a plain text file created in Linux in Drive app?

I created a small plain text file (in utf-8 encoding) in Ubuntu and then uploaded to Drive.In my Android phone, I open Drive app, and want to view the text file, but it says "No preview available" and ...
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How to backup WhatsApp chats (not media) to save my phone memory?

This answer explains how to save your chat on google drive and recently I got that option on WhatsApp. It says the backup will be stored on Drive as well as on my sd card, ok fine. When I started my ...
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How to create live slideshow with scrolling text on top of the pictures located on google drive?

I have a Tronsmart MK908 connected to a TV. I want to do 2 things: be able to put a slideshow of pictures on it that are located on a constantly updated google drive. So I don't need to touch the ...
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How can I free up Google Photos storage usage from Google Drive

Google Photos (previously Google+) automatically backs up your photos from your phone to your Google+ / Google Photos account. They give you the option to backup a compressed version which is ...
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Wrapping text after zooming in Google Docs

When I pinch zoom the page in Google Docs to make the text bigger, the text does not reflow/recalculate the wrap, so I cannot read the document without panning left/right to view the whole line. This ...
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How can I change the file size of photos uploaded to Google Photos?

i have uploaded my photos in google photos with upload size Original. Now 4.4GB only left out of 15GB. I have deleted photos in my phone after uploading to google photos. Now i changed my google ...
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How can I stop Google photos to show images from my google drive

So I have some private images that I would rather not like to show up on google photos, I have them on my google drive but today I wanted to show some pictures of my office to a friend of mine when ...
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ES File Explorer “Save to” doesn't work with Google Drive; “That operation is not supported”

Trying to move a downloaded Google Drive file to the SD storage on my tablet. Select the file in Drive Choose "Send File" from the ... menu Choose "Share with ES Save To.." Choose path and Select ...
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Can I modify a Google Document document table from Android or on the Web?

I have an Android 4.4.2 KitKat device with the Google Drive and Google Docs apps installed. With these I am able to open a Google Drive document but I would then like to insert a row or a column in a ...
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Why doesn't “Keep offline” in Google Docs always let me access my document?

I have a Nexus 5 and I am having trouble understanding what the Keep offline option in Google Docs does. For example, I have a Shopping List document. Sometimes when I am at the supermarket, I have ...
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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

I have Google Photos app enabled to automatically backup all my photos and videos to my Google Photos. My question is, once they are on the drive how can I delete the original from the phone without ...
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Where does Google Drive cache metadata on my device?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Google Drive appears to download thumbnails and other metadata from the web service. Where does it store this metadata on my device? I assume it would be in a Sqlite ...
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Where Google drive shared link file stored?

I have opened a google drive sharing link of a zip file from browser with google drive app on android. there was a notification "Opening in drive". But after that again it asked for opening with ES ...
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Where do I find files that I have chosen to “keep on Device” from Google Drive?

I know that I can save a file to my device from Google Drive but I can't find where they are stored in the File Manager app. Can anyone help please?
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Google Drive has taken over my internal memory

OK so I decided to migrate all my pics (10gb+) from Dropbox to Google Drive. Everything went as planned but surprisingly after installing the Drive app from the Play Store, it synced all my 10gb data ...
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Create a range of numbers with Android google spreadsheet

I am trying to create a simple range of numbers on Google spreadsheets in Android the same way you would do it on a computer: drag the corner spot down selecting 2 consecutive numbers. So I would ...
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Select multiple files on Google Drive App

Is it possible to select multiple files on the Google Drive App? I tried every intuitive solution I could think of, perhaps it's possible on the Google Docs app?
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How can automatically upload pictures and videos taken to google drive?

I'm having trouble automatically uploading the picture and video taken with my camera to google drive, I followed the steps on this site: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1647509#folderab But ...
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Saving Gmail mail items to PDF results in html type files

I want to save an actual email from Gmail as a off to Drive, directly from my mobile phone (lg g2). For example I may save a receipt from play store as a PDF. However the resultant file turns out to ...
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Can't preview files nor open them via Drive app

Is it just me? Or anyone else having issues with Drive app on their Nexus 6? Nexus 10 & Nexus 5 work just fine. Tried removing it, rebooting, reinstalling - Log out & logging back in - ...
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How can I access a shared Drive directory?

I have a shared link to a Google Drive directory, and I would like to browse it without having to open my browser, accesing the link, click a document and select to open it in Drive app. It is ...
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How can I force the Google Sheets app to update to the server?

I have been using the Google Sheets app a lot on my Android phone, and I have discovered that if I don't force the app to store the spreadsheet to the server, it sometimes loses updates. This is the ...
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Oneplus One import from G Drive

I had an HTC one M8, used to backup everything to G Drive. I will receive my new Oneplus One tomorrow, and was wondering if I will be able to download my stuff back. Thanks for all the help!
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Android compresses all the photos I see online

My HTC One M7 (ARHD 81.0) is compressing all the photos/videos I see online. Instagram? Compressed (even more than normal). Imgur on Chrome? Compressed. Photos from bacon reader? Compressed. Google ...
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Load large google docs faster

I am using a gdoc quite often on my android smartphone. It's my basic ToDo-List. I have even put it on Keep on device. However, the gdocs is still so large, so that it takes up to 5 minutes to load ...
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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

When accessing a spreadsheet in Google Drive on a computer with a keyboard, I can enter a new line in a single cell by pressing alt+enter. My keyboard on my Android doesn't even have an alt key. How ...
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No tap menu in Drive

I am trying to switch accounts in My Drive. My understanding is that this can be done by tapping on the menu in the top LH corner of the screen, as you would do in the Gmail app etc However on my ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

I have recently saved a lot of music and pictures onto my google drive and now I would like to save them from there straight onto my SD Card (in my S4). I know if I press on the file for a few seconds ...
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Google Drive does not detect internet connection

Yesterday I have updated Google Drive and installed Sheets. Since that time I am unable to open the spreadsheets I have created earlier. When I try to open a sheet, I get Unable to access document....
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Stand-alone Google docs and sheets apps vs Quickoffice [closed]

is the addition of the stand-alone Google docs and sheets apps an approach from Google to remove Quickoffice from the base Android build? What is different in the Stand-alone apps vs. the existing ...