32 votes

How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

Easiest way: add an extra letter at the end of the line. Select that letter. Hit enter. The letter will be replaced with a new line.
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How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

Here is a slightly different take on Mike's answer, with screenshots: (Click an image to enlarge it) Open the Drive app (not the app for the specific document type; this won't work in the Docs, ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

You can alternatively use the browser and go to [drive.google.com/] and run the site in desktop mode. There, you can use the bar that's just under the search bar. Once you have navigated to the ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I had the same problem using Firefox on Android - totally maddening - but fixed it. After installing Google Drive all my links to pdfs would open with Google Drive PDF Viewer. I fixed it by, in ...
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How can I free up Google Photos storage usage from Google Drive

I have just found the real correct way to combat this problem. There is no actual way you can easily see which photos are "original" quality vs "high". Google provide a slightly hidden feature to ...
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8 votes

How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

Try clearing the defaults for the Google PDF Viewer app. You can do this on Android 4.x - 5.x by doing the following: Go to Settings -> Apps -> All. Scroll down to Google PDF Viewer app and tap on it....
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How to mount rclone on Android?

The Magisk module you linked is using fusermount binary from this thread which is built for Termux environment. But LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is not being set properly in the module, so the ...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

So disconnecting WhatsApp from Google Drive didn't exactly work out because my chats were also in that Google Drive backup. However, here is how I was successful in restoring only the chats. (No media)...
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Read WhatsApp backup from Google Drive

AFAIK, you cannot read those files directly as they are encrypted and backed up on Google Drive. The purpose of that Google Drive back up is to restore your chat history so that if you lose your ...
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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.

From Google Product forums , this has been widely reported by Nougat users and is a false alarm Reply from Google help yesterday (08 Aug) We just received a feedback from the Android team. The ...
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Can two phones with different WhatsApp numbers use the same Google Drive backup?

Yes you can do right now. Set your backup for the second phone number and make back up. After that when you go to Google Drive Backup address you can see two back up for two Whatsapp accounts.
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

I'm having the same problem. So far, the only working solution that I discovered is to disconnect WhatsApp from your Google Drive (during the restoration). In a browser, go to your Google Drive →...
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Why is my Android not restoring the app data from its Google Drive backup?

I'm going to post an alternative answer to my own question, in spite of having accepted the previous answer. The reason is that I have since learned, on my personal device, that the Android Backup and ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

There is no need for a third party app. You can explore your Google drive storage like you can your internal storage from your phone's settings app. There you can then copy even folders to your ...
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Show a piece of a Google Spreadsheet document on Andriod main screen

Many thanks to beeshyams. Here is a way to do what I wanted. This app allows to parse chosen content from any web page and use it as a widget. In order to have a Spreadsheets document as a web page ...
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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

Mark the cell in which you want to have new lines. At the top menu click the "A" next to the redo button. in the lower screen section a modal pops up. There hit the tab "CELL". Than activate "Wrap ...
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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

The highlight a throw-away character and hit enter trick, as well as the type everything into a text editor, then copy/paste it into the Google Sheets cell, both only work on Android devices. I have a ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I just had this problem on Android 7.0 Nougat. I on a pdf/drop box link I accidentally clicked set Drive PDF Viewer as default. Similar to others.. To fix this in Nougat. You must go to Settings->...
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Copying a folder from Google Drive to Google Drive

It is not (yet) possible to copy and paste a folder on Google Drive. The Google Drive Help - Organize your files in Google Drive for "Computer" mentions the following regarding copying: ...
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Making multiple files or a folder available offline in Google Drive

In the current version of the Google Drive app (Feb 2019), if you select several or all files within a folder, a bar appears at the bottom; the menu in this bar (at the bottom-right of the screen) ...
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2 votes

Why does Google Drive for Android say "Failed to open the document"?

After months of mysery, I found the solution: go to docs app (instead of the drive app): if it says you need an update you are lucky as this solved my problem.
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2 votes

How can I force the Google Sheets app to update to the server?

In 2014, when I originally asked the question, the multi-step procedure described in the question was necessary. In 2015, an app update made it update automatically, as long as a net connection was ...
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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

Adding to Whitebear's excellent answer for deleting photo by photo, there are two other ways. You can delete photos from the "Gallery" app and that will delete photos from your device only (though I ...
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ES File Explorer "Save to" doesn't work with Google Drive; "That operation is not supported"

This is a bug in es file explorer and android one work around is to print as a pdf file (if you dont need to edit) pref use adobe pdf and then it will give you options where to save, default is ...
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ES File Explorer "Save to" doesn't work with Google Drive; "That operation is not supported"

Expanding user136964's answer, when you try to send a file from Drive, the URI (i.e path) of the file is passed to the app in this format: content://com.google.android.apps.docs.storage.legacy/...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

Easy. Restore your WhatsApp as normal, also restoring the media. On PC, go to Google Drive > Backups > right-click on selected WhatsApp backup, and choose "Turn off backup". Google ...
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Does the Google Drive scanner cache local copies on Android?

SHORT VERSION: The Google Drive Scanner will, by default, leave cached versions of the PDF file it creates. I still hope to find some setting that will turn off this caching. LONG VERSION: Here's ...
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permissions to manage google drive automatically removed if app removed?

You'll want to log into your Google Drive via web browser: Click the Gear icon Select Settings Click Manage Apps Find the app in question, click on it and select Disconnect from Drive
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How to save a edited PDF opened from google drive with Adobe Acrobat Reader

When you open a file from Google Drive with Adobe Acrobat, it doesn't actually open it in Google Drive because that is another computer that you can't access. The file that you open with Acrobat on ...
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