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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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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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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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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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Samsung S4 issue

I deleted videos from my phone and it caused the videos to be deleted from my backup Google drive. Why would this happen? I wanted to clean out my phone not lose the videos all together.
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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 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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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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Google Drive auto uploaded files from computer doesn't appear on Android phone

I am using Google Drive on my computer to automatically upload files onto my drive. It syncs well, all my files and folders are shown on my drive when I login onto my computer. However, when I try to ...
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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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Google Drive takes up a ton of local storage during uploads

When I try to upload a batch of videos on my LG Optimus, it uses a TON of storage space, usually 300mb+ during the upload. In order to use the app without getting local storage space warnings, I have ...
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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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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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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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Restore Apps from Google Drive

So, ROM Toolbox Pro screwed me over as I backed up all my apps to Google Drive before installing Lollipop. All ok, and all are there. Unfortunately when I went to restore from ROM TBP only a subset ...
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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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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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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 ...
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File fails to upload to google drive from tablet

I have a galaxy Tab 3 with some pictures on it I'd like to upload to Google Drive. Whenever I go into gallery and select them it just keeps working at 0.0Kb and then says "upload fail". Does anyone ...
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How to quickly get a content of a folder in Google Drive?

Can I make Google Drive app focus to show a content of a selected folder instead of trying to sync thousands of files changed anywhere on the drive? drive.google.com works like that, it tooks less ...
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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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Disable Google docs in Dolphin Mini?

The answer to how to download PDFs leads to a link describing that Dolphin mini uses google docs for opening pdf and other documents. From a programmers perspective this is a nice solution - the ...
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Complete action using

When I click on a doc file it directly opens with OfficeSuitePro. I don’t anymore have the choice between OfficeSuitePro and QuickOffice because once I have replied Always to the message: Complete ...
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Can I put a QuickOffice File shortcut on my home screen?

I have a document in Google Drive that I am managing through QuickOffice, which is keeping a local copy of the file on my Galaxy S3. I would like to place a shortcut to this document on my home ...
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See/Edit/Create Image Comments in Google Drive app?

I don't know if it's even possible, but I'd really like to at least be able to see image comments for Google Drive images. If it can't be done in the official Google Drive app, is there another app ...
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How can one add attachments from Google Drive in Gmail android app?

In menu to attach file, it sometimes shows Drive as an option under recent if you have opened Drive recently. But other times it doesn't show Drive as an option to select from and then I couldn't find ...
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Control Upload Location on Google Drive for Scans

Google Drive on Android has the really helpful scan feature which I use all the time. However, it would be really great to be able to control where the default location for those files in Drive is. ...
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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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download several files to tablet from drive

I would like to download approx. 100 pictures from google-drive to my tablet. I found only one way, only one picture by one. Is there a way to "download all"?
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Is there a way to download the files stored on Google Drive to an Android device?

I've stored some images in Google Drive, and I'd like to view them on my tablet. The problem is, I can only view them one at a time and the procedure goes something like this: Open Drive. Navigate ...
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Is there are way using GDrive or Photos resizing pictures before sync/upload?

I'm synchronising all my cam photos to my google drive. I'm using the photo app on android to upload pictures. There is just one thing that I don't like: I have no option to resize these pictures ...
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Google Drive crashes on start [duplicate]

I has happened 4 times now, I change some setting, delete the sheet open in the app from the PC, create a wrong function, and from then on, the Google Drive app crashes on start. I can not close the ...
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Can I make a Google Doc shared with me more accessible on my Android device?

A friend of mine shared a Google document with me. If I use my Gmail app on my Android device to open the email that includes the link, I can see the document in the Google Drive app. However, I ...
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Google docs on Android cannot authenticate

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint with the latest software and firmware updates. When I use the internet browser to browse to docs.google.com, it keeps redirecting me between accounts.google.com and then ...
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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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Tagging a file to multiple folders in Google Drive Android mobile app

With the web interface on Google Drive, a Ctrl+click can place a file or folder into several folders. But with the mobile app on Android, this feature seems to be missing. I tried a Ctrl move but to ...
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Google Drive App says folder is empty, even though it is not

I've recently started to use Google Drive on my devices (desktop, laptop, smartphone). It works great, but not on my phone. All folders were populated, but now some are suddenly empty (folder still ...
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Can't see google drive docs on Nexus 7

I've installed Google Drive on my pc and Nexus 7 and placed a Google Spreadsheet doc into the drive on my pc. When I use my pc browser (Firefox) to view the googledrive.com website, the doc is there. ...
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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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Google Drive app on Nexus 7 doesn't allow offline editing

Okay, so I have a problem. I have a Nexus 7 (rooted, unlocked bootloader, but no other changes to the system). I have a few google documents (native gdoc format, I'm the owner) that I'd like to edit ...
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How can I edit all columns of my Google Drive spreadsheets?

When I open Google Drive on my web browser (Firefox) I can edit every column in every row of all my gDrive spreadsheets. When I try to edit one of the spreadsheets on my Nexus 7, I can only edit the ...
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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 ...