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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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Does Google Drive scanner cache local copies?

I'm bringing this question from "Web Apps" at a suggestion from Al E. Does the Android Google Drive Scanner leave behind any images that can be found and re-used? We have a specific need for ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen? This is the Android analog to this question. Using a URL doesn't work, since I don't want to open the browser ...
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Why does Google Drive for Android say “Failed to open the document”?

Periodically, when I try to use Google Drive for Android, it will show the list of documents, and when I click one, it says: "Failed to open the document. / Unable to open the document. Please make ...
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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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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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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 wrap 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 to upload multiple images at once to Google Drive?

I want to upload to Google Drive, all my image files that are within my gallery. At the moment I have to select the images one by one to do so. Long pressing the images and the folders themselves ...
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Where is android syncing my photo's to?

I just got an android and have it synced to my google account, the problem is that it is syncing my photo's to I don't know where on my google account, which is very bad because I take pictures of ...
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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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Can I convert a Google Drive spreadsheet to Excel format from my phone?

My work has blocked access to Google Docs. I need to print off something which is on there. At my laptop at home, I normally just export a google document to excel format but on the app version, it ...
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How to Remote Control Google Doc Presentation?

I want to remote control Google Doc Presentations. Is there an app for this? Bonus point if it can connect via Bluetooth to my Linux-based PC.
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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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Google photos search doesn't search gdrive photos?

While using google photos with gdrive visibility enabled I can't search the images of drive or google doesn't make collections or face recognition to those images in Drive
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can I access template gallery on google docs without going through opening chrome every time?

Is there any way one can access 'template gallery' directly through application vis-a-vis chrome on a smartphone?
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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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What is the Streaming Decryption setting in Google Drive?

I notice a "Streaming Decryption" option under Encryption Settings. For me, it was not selected by default. The description under this setting is a little unclear: Decrypt documents into a stream ...
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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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Making multiple files or a folder available offline in Google Drive

Is there any way to make multiple files or a whole folder available offline in Google Drive at the same time? For the offline folder it would be nice if there was some way when a document is synced to ...
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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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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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How to add new rows on a Google Docs spreadsheet?

Usually, in desktop version of Google Docs spreadsheet, I will enter a number of new rows if current document has no rows remaining, so I can extend down the document. I installed Google Drive on my ...
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Google Sheets, sheet corrupts when viewed on Samsung Galaxy S4 / KitKat

I created a spreadsheet on Google drive to keep track of hours I spend at a volunteer site. It was created in Drive from my desktop computer, and worked well (including the formula which simply summed ...
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I'm having trouble making a custom ringtone

I have an LG-LS855. I don't seem to have any way to plug it in to my computer. I've made a ringtone I want to use. It's an mp3 file. I've uploaded it onto Google Drive. The only thing I seem to be ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I edit a Presentation in Google Drive?

Google Drive shows me presentations, spreadsheets and documents, but I only can edit spreadsheets and documents. So I'd like to edit the presentation locally, but I can't find a way to download it in ...
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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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Shortcut to particular document in Google Docs app?

Is there a way to make a shortcut to one particular document? I frequently need one particular document from a secondary account, so it's always a pain to come out of current document, change accounts ...
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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 ...