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a file storage and sync service provided by Google to replace Google Docs

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Cannot sync Google Drive between MacBook and iPhone app

On my iPhone I installed GoogleDrive 'Drive' app. On my MacBook I installed Backup and sync from Google.app, which has created a ~/google-drive/ folder. I have set the account to my@gmail.com and ...
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Photos saved to iOS from Google Drive randomly downsized in resolution

Anybody experienced this please? How can I always have the original resolution? Since these photos are exported from a raw to a gif on my laptop, they are around 4000x of resolution. Sometimes they ...
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Different Google Drive icon in sidebar?

I do not understand why in the sidebar there is not the Google Drive icon, while the folder in /Users/name/Google Drive has the right icon. How can I solve? Any idea?
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Google Drive File Stream keeps enabling it's Finder extension

I do not want any Finder extensions and turn I them off in System Preferences. After quitting and reopening Google Drive File Stream, its Finder extension always turns back on. What can I do to ...
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How can I move videos from Google Drive to Apple Photos on iPad?

My uncle has a lot of videos in Google Drive on his iPad. In Google Drive i can’t find a way to export/save to Photos. I can only move to another Google drive but not onto the native Photos app. Is ...
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Software that directly backs up to Google Drive without caching?

I have a hard drive that is almost out of free space. I need to back up to Google Drive on Mojave. First of all, I tried Google Drive file system but it needs cache and I can't copy all my files, ...
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Problem with Google Drive

I have Google Drive installed on my iMac running High Sierra. I have a folder on my machine named Google Drive. I haven't used it in a while. I seem to recall that I once had a menu item for Google ...
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drive file stream has encountered a problem and has stopped

I had installed Google Drive File Streaming and it was working fine until I upgraded to Mojave. Thereafter, I keep getting the error: "drive file stream has encountered a problem and has stopped" ...
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Make the default location for all save and open actions Google Drive File Stream

Using macOS Mojave or High Sierra, is there a way to change the default file location for all save and open actions to Google Drive File Stream? On Windows I would change it in the registry to g:\...
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How to save files to Google Drive in Finder?

I read a previous post on this topic: "How to you get the “Share with Google Drive” contextual menu option in Finder?" How to you get the "Share with Google Drive" contextual menu option in ...
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How to attach google drive files from iPad mail?

I'm trying to attach some files, shared with me in Google Drive, to an email by using my iPad. It looks like I can not find that files when searching them from the dialog it is shown to select the ...
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Upload specific Photo photos to Google Drive

I have a relatively large photo library (30 GB) stored in Photos.app, stored as one big 'Photo Library'. It is setup to sync to iCloud. I have taken some pictures on my iPhone, which is also synced to ...
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Completely remove Google Backup and Sync from my Mac

I'm running macOS High Sierra and sometime ago I uninstalled Google Drive from my machine. OR so I thought. Today I see the Backup and Sync app in my Applications folder and when I try and delete it I ...
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Google Drive does not work with the Files app on iOS 11

I can't use/see Google Drive files on the Files app on iOS 11. Instead it comes up with this error: I have tried pressing Try Again several times but still will not work. It doesn't seem to be the ...
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How can I mount Google Drive File Stream before launchd user agents start?

I have a simple backup bash script that dumps the output of pg_dump for a PostgreSQL database into a Google Drive File Stream directory. This bash script is referenced by a launchd user agent. The ...
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Google Drive File Stream listed many times in Finder

Since I have installed Google drive file stream, the drive is listed many times in the toolbar. I have already tried to unmount or remove them from the view, one by one. But everytime I mount the ...
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Best way to share all photos with partner

I want to create a comprehensive cloud photo archive together with my girlfriend, for all our mobile devices and laptops. This is what we want: Photos should be archived in full resolution Photos ...
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Dropbox-like screenshot saving for Google Drive with URL copied to clipboard

One of the features I really like about Dropbox is the ability to have screenshots automatically saved to Dropbox and the sharing URL copied to your clipboard. Is there any way to do this with ...
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Important files and photos saved on Cloud service [closed]

What happens if the iCloud/GoogleDrive/DropBox data center where my important files (business info, family photos) are saved ever faces a catastrophic situation like a terrorist nuclear bomb attack? ...
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Any free and current solutions that allows me to mount Google Drive in Finder?

Are there any free and current(ly supported) solutions that allows me to mount Google Drive in Finder? I have found several OS X Fuse-based solutions on Github but most (all?) of them seem to have not ...
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What is this Google Backup and Sync “Back up your files” dialog asking?

Google Drive recently became Google Backup and Sync, and this dialog started occasionally popping out of its menu bar item: I don't have a "Boot OS X" folder that I'm aware of, in Google Drive or ...
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iOS: How do I transfer a mp3 from Google Drive to iBooks?

I have an mp3 audiobook on Google Drive that I want to listen to in iBooks on my iPhone. How can I transfer/copy/open that file from the Google Drive app on the iBooks app?
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Living / Linked Copy of File without Alias

Is it possible to have a linked copy of a file that updates whenever the original is saved? This is mainly for use with Google Drive and SVN, where I need a file to exist in two locations, but not be ...
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How can I share a Google Drive file to anyone on iOS?

On iPhone/iOS, is it possible to share a Google doc (or for that matter, any file on Google Drive) with anyone who has the link provided by the "Link Sharing" feature? I AM able to share with other ...
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How to always show file sync status icons in Backup and Sync from Google on Mac?

Update 2018-03: Originally reported for Google Drive app, still have this problem in new Backup and Sync app. Intermittently these Finder icons disappear and the context menus stop working: (This is ...
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How to you get the “Share with Google Drive” contextual menu option in Finder?

Google Drive is installed but there is no option "View with Google Drive" or "Share with Google Drive" when I Control-click / Right-click on an item in the Finder like my coworkers have. How do you ...
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Dropbox Public Folder Alternative - so I can copy public links from the Finder?

I just got an email from Dropbox saying that they are disabling the Public folder feature as of March 15, 2017 and I'm looking for a (free) alternative. I use the public folder quite extensively, ...
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Two Google Drive accounts

I am trying to enable two Google Drive accounts (private and work) following these steps. In addition, I did chown to my main account (user), and chmod appropriately. However, it seems to me that the ...
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Finder favorites bar icons not showing

I re-installed Google Drive for my mac (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) and the icon has since disappeared from the favorites bar in the finder. However, the icon shows up in the more info section. What is ...
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Bizarre Wi-Fi connectivity issues

The problem started a couple of weeks ago. I noticed that when I had Google Drive actively syncing the Finder would frequently "refresh"; if I paused the syncing, this stopped. Moreover, if I left it ...
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How to add a Google Drive directory to my computer

I downloaded Google Drive, clicked on it and dragged the application to the Applications folder. When I clicked on it, it opened up in my browser. There was no further installation process. It didn't ...
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Can I move the Google Drive folder to a different volume?

Is there a way to put the Google Drive folder on a different volume on my Mac (where I have more free space)? I tried Googling the question, and just got tips about doing it on Windows.
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How can I post photos to my iPhone Instagram app from Google Drive?

I have Instagram and Google Drive both installed on my iPhone. I want to post on Instagram some photos from Google Drive. Have somebody any ideas how to do that, because in Insta library I have only ...
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How to sync home folders with Dropbox/Onedrive/Google Drive?

For some reason, I'd like to sync my home folders (that is ~) with sync tools such as Dropbox/Onedrive/Google Drive. However, making a symbolism link is not working. Then I found some apps while none ...
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Symlinking ~/Documents to ~/Google Drive

I could not understand whether other questions had been answered, or if the answers were valid for my version of OS X (Mavericks), so I'm asking for the definite truth about the following: Can I ...
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Are Google services backed up by iCloud?

I saw that on my iPhone under iCloud settings Mail was turned off but under iCloud Drive it's turned on and Google Drive is turned on as well (didn't mess with those settings before). Are my Emails ...
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Where is the local Google Drive folder?

all. I need to find the local directory for Google Drive. So far, all I see is the "virtual" folder in the sidebar. I'm trying to do network transfers, but it won't recognize the sidebar folder.
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Symlink Google Drive

I want to sync folders that are on my Mac to Google Drive, without having to drag the folders to the Google Drive folder and preserving my folder structure on my Mac. I assumed you would have to ...
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“Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension?” (Google Drive)

For the last week or so I have been periodically getting this dialog popping up, shown below. It would seem from googling around that this is related to Google Drive. I have tried the recommendations ...
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Google Drive won't start, odd 'Butt' menu bar icon

I just reinstalled OS X (10.11) and am now unable to get Drive working. When I start the application, a menu icon () appears, which seems to be the word 'Button' clipped short to fit, but I can only ...
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CHM reader with Dropbox/Google Drive support in iPad?

I would like to find some CHM reader which you can use to read CHM files which are located in Dropbox or Google Drive. I could not open books of those cloud services in CHMate premium, although there ...
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XAMPP error figuring out?

I am using Google Drive to sync files for web projects that I am creating. I have a PC (Windows 7 and windows Vista) and a Mac (10.11.1). XAMPP allows you to run PHP programs and databases on your ...
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Conflict between Google Drive shortcuts and Safari keyboard shortcuts

I am working with Google Drive (Google Document) and I have the next shortcut predefined to switch between windows in the same app: ⌘ + Shift + < The thing is that if I use that shortcut while I ...
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Google Drive OSX app automatically upload files from various root folders

I'm trying to sync folders from my computer to Google Drive using the OSX app, but the folders aren't in the "Google Drive" folder. I made a symlink in the "Google Drive" folder to the folder that ...
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Slow-mo video is not slow motion after uploading to Google Drive

I took a slow-mo video from my iPhone 6 Plus. When I uploaded it to Google Drive the video was without slow-mo. Why is this so? Is this a bug? I have faced this issue also when uploading the slow-mo ...
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bi-directionally sync Google Photos on external drive

I see in this post (Any way to auto download or sync all Google+ photos to my Mac?) that there's a good solution to bi-directionally syncing photos between my laptop and my Google Photos account (...
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341kb “Icon” file in my Google Drive folders?

I'm not sure whether to ask this here or on another Stack Exchange site. See this screen capture: This seems to be consistent on most if not all of my Google Drive folders as seen in Finder. Also I ...
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How can I download the entirety of my Google Drive to my iPhone?

iPhone 5c with the latest iOS and Google Drive app. I see that I can set individual photos to be available offline. This functionality is not available for folders though. Is there a third party app ...
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Access photos from Google Photos/Drive with iPad Air 2

I'm currently storing all my photos on Google Drive/Photos (auto-upload from Android, but also manual uploads of photos taken with various cameras). While I can sync Google Drive with my MBP and add ...
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Can't install 1.22 Google Drive version on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

On my iMac, my Google Drive icon in menu bar always says "Not logged in", and files are not synced. I have notice that on my MacBook the version 1.22 is installed, while on the iMac the version ...