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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Why am I getting Google Drive notifications about strangers' documents?

Screenshot: Is this just a new form of spam or phishing technique, basically betting that I'll click on the notification and look at the document? I haven't looked at any of them yet, but it seems ...
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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 ...
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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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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 Docs - Spreadsheet - Row selection issue

I have an HTC Desire and I'm using the Google Docs app to edit some spreadsheets. Most of the times, when I click (touch) on a row to begin editing, the application opens the row immediately below (...
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WhatsApp chat backup in Android backup on Google Drive

I recently broke my Google Pixel 3a and now I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S9, running on the same Android version, Android 10). Now I would like to restore my WhatsApp chats from my old phone. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to get songs onto my phone without breaking them

All of them are in mp3 format and are perfectly playable on my PC. Here are the ways I tried. Connect both devices via USB. File transfer is enabled, I can see the filesystem of my phone on my PC. ...
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When does a Google account automatically backup on a Samsung Galaxy S6?

I need to backup my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0) using Google Drive but there is only a toggle in the phone settings saying 'Back up my data'. This is on but there is no indication ...
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How does one restore data to phone from Google drive?

I backup my data from my Android phone to Google Drive. I then performed a full factory reset. I was given the option to exchange data with another phone, but not restore from Google Drive. When I go ...
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How to remove/delete files from my shared folder in Google drive?

How can we remove or delete files from shared folder in Google Drive as I can't see any remove/delete option there. See the screenshot below: Here I want to remove ymusic-latest.apk from my shared ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Save screenshots to Google Drive (Samsung S3)

I can't figure out the easiest way to save screenshots automatically to Google Drive. Is there a Google Drive folder and an app that makes screenshots and saves them into this folder? OR, a default ...
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How to sync a folder on Google drive to android

My workflow is as follows: Photos/videos from my camera's SD card are processed on a PC. Final photos/videos are auto synced between a folder on the PC and Google Drive using Backup and Sync. Photos/...
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Whatsapp: Delete chat with one account from backup

I'm trying to figure out how I can delete chat history with one account from phone and backup. One approach would to 1. Delete the existing backup 2. Delete chat history on phone 3. Create a new ...
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Android WhatsApp chat export to gdrive failure - File location

In WhatsApp on my android phone I generally export some lengthy chat to gdrive. WhatsApp provides a variety of 3rd party programs to export into. I always use gdrive. After exporting I clear chat. ...
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I cant delete a google drive archive (pd: sorry for my bad english)

Ok so long time ago my google drive account was like ban so of course i cant use it but for some reason when i enter the google drive mobile app its appears some wierd photos i tried to delete but ...
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phone numbers differ “+” between bakcup in G drive and smartphone Whatsapp

I am trying to get a backup for Whatsapp from Google drive. It does not work. Both mail addresses and phone number need to be equal. Phone number in Google drive is 31....., and in Android it is +31......
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Files load offline by default (?)

Bear with me because I am not sure exactly when this started or why. Recently my Pixel 3a starting making files available offline seemingly by default. I may (not) have downloaded one by now it ...
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Google Drive device backup not visible on new device

I've got a new Samsung Tab S5e. I'm trying to restore the app data from another device. I've done a backup on the old device and I can see the backup on the new device in Google Drive. However, when I ...
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How can I automatically backup a specific directory in the file system?

One of my apps places all user-generated data in files in a particular directory on the file system and I'd like to back it up to Google Drive. I can obviously do it manually but I'd like to have it ...
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Google drive high data usage

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post... Yesterday, i opened Google drive to check and spreadsheet and everything looked fine. Today i see that this night Google drive has used about 600MB ...
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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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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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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 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 ...