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Questions tagged [google-drive]

For questions specifically about the Android app for the file synchronization and cloud storage service from Google.

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Does a Google Drive WhatsApp backup restore newer mesages?

Say I have backed up WhatsApp to Google Drive on some date X, then I uninstall it or format the device. On a later date Y, I reinstall WhatsApp and restore the Google Drive backup. Would the messages ...
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Whatsapp conversations following hack

So I've been incredibly stupid and allowed my whatsapp account to get hacked and am now locked out (after the hacker set up 2 step verification). I'm awaiting a response from whatsapp. My question is,...
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Restore LINE chat from Google Drive

I always back up all line chats regularly to google drive. When line is re-installed I tried to restore the chat but it says "No chat history backup found". Does anyone know how to deal with this?
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How to get offline files on phone to update faster?

Usually, the offline files on my phone do not update until I manually load them, close them, and reload them. I know it is not because my phone is in sleep mode because new files from my phone still ...
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Drive sends an almost-daily “1 file is now available offline” notification

On my second device (Nexus 5), I keep getting the same notification from Drive almost every morning. When I click on it, the app opens its main screen without marking the file that I was notified ...
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A small app with a surreal name appeared on my phone. What is it?

There's this on my phone. You know what it is it is? This is the first time I've seen it.
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Free Up Space, Automatically

Is there any way to run "free up space" automatically or at certain intervals, like a cron job? I use one of my phones as a dashcam in my car, which writes the videos to the photo library, which are ...
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How do I access to my Whatsapp backup in Google Drive?

My phone was stolen and I was unable to reclaim my number from my telco. Therefore I'm not able to login to Whatsapp with my stolen number. There are very important messages and contacts that I have ...
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Cannot open PDF file using Google Drive app

My device is running on Android Oreo, and I have study notes as a PDF file on Google Drive (link to the file for testing), but I can't open it on Google Drive app. My file is not opening and it's ...
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How to restore all WhatsApp data from Google drive if it is more than 45 MB

How can I restore all Whatsapp data from Google drive as it can allowing me only 45 MB data & my back up volume is 151 MB?
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How to restore data from Google Drive?

My Samsung Galaxy SGH-T99 broke recently. I can see the backup of my data on Google Drive. I will not repair the device and want to restore my data. How can I do that? Please provide guidance.
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How to check what file formats Google Docs app supports?

I went to All apps in the Settings app, and then when looking at one, for example, Google Documents, I was gonna disable it but I got to looking at the information on the app. It says, some defaults ...
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How to manually restore WhatsApp backup onto new phone

I just broke my old phone, and I'm trying to restore my WhatsApp messages onto a temporary replacement phone. I can see a WhatsApp backup file on Google Drive dated 13th Jan. But when I install ...
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How can I save my old, important Whatsapp chat messages from automatic deletion when export doesn't go all the way back?

So, I just scrolled all the way back in a couple of chats and found that the earliest available message was mid-conversation. Everything before that is gone. It seems Whatsapp has been silently ...
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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

I tried uploading some large audio files recorded on my phone to Google Drive to free up space on my phone (Xiaomi A1). Almost immediately, I got memory insufficient warnings; apparently the Google ...
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Searching in a specific folder of Google Drive on Android

Since 2018 Google allows one to search within specific folders of Google drive. e.g. The answer here: In Google Drive, is there a way to search files located in a particular folder? But can I do ...
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Keep WhatsApp backup in Google Drive

In November 12th 2018 WhatsApp will be deleting old backups in Google Drive, and they will take no space in your Google drive. I don't mind my backups taking space in Google Drive, but I do not want ...
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Unable to restore from drive

I have an old phone (Asus zenfone) that makes regular backups on drive. If I log on drive from pc I see the backup folder. I need to restore data to my new phone (Samsung galaxy s7 edge). The new ...
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How to restore app data backups like logging in to a new device?

Basically, I have lost 60% of all my events in google calendar on both desktop and on android. I know there is a backup of the android app data from yesterday which should hopefully contain the events,...
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How to restore backup from Google Drive

I've a Sony Xperia Z tablet (SGP311) that has a specific setting to enable online backups. It reads (translated from Spanish): Back up application data, wifi passwords and other settings in Google ...
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How to download .docx document to the phone from Google Drive?

Currently using Google Drive version 2.18.252.01.45 and I have a .docx document in my drive that doesn't download to the phone as a .docx document. It downloads as a .pdf document. I tried looking for ...
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How do I restore Whatsapp from backup after skipping the restore option?

I accidentally skipped Whatsapp restore option when I changed my device and now my backup on google drive is overwritten. How can I get my old backup? It was about 2.3gb of my data and I need those ...
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Reality check – Has ES file explorer abandoned its pro version?

Has anybody else wondered if ES Global decided to make money with their Explorer app by abandoning the pro version altogether and milking the free version? I have used ES file explorer for a long ...
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How do I prevent current WhatsApp backup from overwriting previous WhatsApp backup on Google Drive?

I'm having a really bad week as far as my tech and I might have to do a factory reset on my phone. In the process, I discovered nearly all of my WhatsApp data has been wiped out (the conversations are ...
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Read Whatsapp message from Google Drive backup

I have WhatsApp backup file in my Google Drive account. How can I read WhatsApp messages on my laptop? I have tried it but can't be open on my Google account.
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Difference between drive, file manager, and downloads on my android phone?

I know that Google photos access my pictures, no matter what device I get on, as long as I enter my email address. But, my question is that, what's the difference between drive, file manager and ...
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Google drive links. What version they shows?

Does links from drive give a connection to the last version of a file or to the one at the moment of link creation?
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Restore apps from backup on Google Drive

I have a backup of my old phone I can see in my Google Drive app on my new phone. How do I backup/restore all the apps from this backup? From searching, it looks like this should have been an option ...
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Why is my Android not restoring the app data from its Google Drive backup?

I'm testing a new version of our app that now supports Android Auto Backup (by targeting API over 23). I've managed to get the system to back up the app's data by leaving it overnight (two nights), ...
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Is there a way to edit Word documents in Google Drive on Android

Whenever I search for a Word document in Google Drive on the Android app I can view it in Google Docs. I can also open it with word, but then it tells me that this is a read-only version and I cannot ...
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Restore Pixel C backup

I had a Pixel C, which I backuped (System -> Backup -> ...). I can see that backup (1) in Google Drive. After the Pixel C died I now have a new Pixel C and would like to restore that Backup (1). When ...
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Does migration of whatsapp images and videos from google drive preserve file modification date?

According to this Android Stackexchange answers file modification dates aren't restored upon restoration. So videos and images restored from Google Drive backup of whatsapp won't work leading to ...
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Open html file in Firefox through google drive

I am trying to set up a portable TiddlyWiki ecosystem where I can edit the wiki regardless of where I am/what device I am using. I would prefer to use Google Drive over DropBox (or similar) because I ...
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Google drive internet problems android phone

I have a Samsung galaxy j1, and I have the google drive and docs apps installed. When I try to open a document from drive, I get an error. When I try to open docs, I get an error.
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Backup to Google Drive - Disabled by your admin. Why does my device show is? It's preventing me from restoring my backed up apps.

I'm trying to restore my apps that are backed up to Drive. I keep getting this (screenshot) and cannot change so I can restore my apps. I even did a factory reset and was not offered the option to ...
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Google Drive - Android - upload image but don't convert to PDF

I have just installed Google Drive latest Android application and notice that there is not a direct way to upload a camera image... The only option I see is 'Scan', but after taking a picture I ...
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How to access google drive app backup data manually?

Since there is no way to restore app data from google drive's automatic backup outside of first setup (which has come and gone), is there a way to manually access and download the files for manual ...
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Porting cloud account information from ES Explorer

I've been a pretty satisfied user of ES Explorer. When I wanted to add my MEGA cloud account I took the bait and paid for the pro version. Problem is, their Google Drive (as well as DropBox) ...
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Disabling double-tap to edit on Google Docs

I frequently use Google Docs for school revision on-the-go, and I have to scroll down pages of course material when reading. Sometimes, I accidentally double-tap the page and this triggers the app to ...
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Google Photos really doesn't care for folder hierarchy on backups?

I've enabled the auto-backup feature from Google Photos on my Android phone, and every here and there it asked me through notifications if I wanted to backup a new given folder. I keep my photos ...
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Need help installing Whatsapp on a new phone

I recently upgraded my phone to a newer model. My old phone was rooted (using Kingroot) and I had somehow installed a program that allowed me to force moving an app to the SD card, which is what I did ...
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LG G4 Bootloop--how do I get my pictures back?

My LG G4 just recently went into the dreaded bootloop. I plan on sending it to LG to fix, but my pictures from earlier in the year are on the phone's memory. I also have a ton of music on it, but my ...
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Drive for android

Can I create folder that can sync with Google Drive similar as Windows Actually I have to store some files common on my multiple phone, tablets and computer offline. I'm fine with Google drives ...
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How to access content of the google drive app backup?

I accidentally uninstalled an Android app (GPSLogger), and lost all the app data (GPS tracking files). Now I can see is an automatic backup in google drive, but the app does not recover it, when I re-...
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Backing up whatsapp to two different google drive accounts

I have had my WhatsApp account backed up to my personal Google drive account, taking up a total space of 841 MB. I now have access to a Drive account with more space, and I'd like to switch backup to ...
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Restoring WhatsApp chat from Google Drive

I have changed my phone. I had backed up my WhatsApp data on Google Drive. On the new phone, I reinstalled WhatsApp with the same phone number and opted to restore data. It only restores media files ...
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skip whatsapp restore on temporary phone but keep files for restore on next phone?

I broke phone A last night and borrowed a phone B from a friend. It was very little storage so I don't have space to restore all my whatsapp data via google drive (the files are already there). I am ...
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Retrieving an OLD whatsapp back up from google drive

phone was stolen and I would like to retrieve an old whatsapp backup from google drive. I do not want the most recent backups offered, as these were since my phone was stolen. I want an old one that ...
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How do I open a html file stored in Google Drive in Firefox?

Stuff I've already tried: Tried following the instructions given here but they do not work. I see the error "Access to the file is denied". screenshot below . Tried giving Firefox all possible ...
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How do I change default apps used from the Google drive app on Android 6.0?

When I open a file from the Google Drive app for Android (I'm using 6.0 on a OnePlus 3), it uses some internal viewer, and not the system-wide default app. How can I select different apps as default ...