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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 ...
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How to save a edited PDF opened from google drive with Adobe Acrobat Reader

My problem is long to read, but elementary: Introduction, not the actual problem: suppose we have a downloaded file in internal storage "file.pdf", we open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. We edit the ...
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permissions to manage google drive automatically removed if app removed?

I recently tested an app called "Autosync Google Drive" by Metactrl. When testing it, I had to give it permission to my google drive. After testing it, I decided to just use a USB cord to sync my ...
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Show a piece of a Google Spreadsheet document on Andriod main screen

I have a Google Spreadsheets document that is frequently updated and there are some cells in it that show a kind of short summary. Let it be a 2x2 block of cells that contains two headers and two ...
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How to import large files to google drive from a public google drive shares without downloading?

I need to import that file to google drive. The problem is I can t download it right now, and the file will probably be deleted in few hours as marshmallow for galaxy tab S is out.
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Does whatsapp backup media on Google Drive?

I linked my Google drive account with whatsapp for backup. They give the impression that all accompanying media including video and images gets backed up too. You can back up your chats and media to ...
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Google play services are lost and a notification said it has been set to stop

Today on my one day old new Android smart phone I tried to update goggle play services and it stopped updating and could not find update page anywhere in the play store and then I got an error message ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

Recently, Google has changed the Google Photos app so that everyone has free and unlimited access to store 16 megapixel files. The camera on my phone is under 16 megapixels. When I downloaded the app,...
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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 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 ...