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Change Google Drive Icon in Favorites Sidebar in Finder

How do I change Google Drive icon in the Favorites sidebar? As you can see on the picture, I have stripped the icon from the folder, but in Favs it still shows this huge triangle. How to replace it? ...
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Missing Google Backup and Sync account

I have three Google accounts that for which I have kept docs synced to my Mac using Backup and Sync. Until now this has worked fine with one icon for each account appearing in the menubar, and each ...
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Google Drive constantly asks if I want to delete files from other computers

I've tried turning off the warning setting in Google Drive Backup and Sync so I'm not asked every time someone deletes a file from our shared drive but it still pops up dozens of requests to ask if I ...
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Outlook and Google Drive stopped syncing on my MacBook Pro

My Outlook and Google Drive have stopped syncing with my company's gmail and g-drive on server. It showed a keychain error couple of days back which I ignored. But from last couple of days no new ...
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How to get long movie clips from iCloud to Google Drive

What is the easiest way of getting large movies (20 minutes) from my iPhone/iCloud to my Google Drive account for work?
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How to fix persistent crashes in Google backup and sync?

I have set up Google Backup and Sync to automatically synchronise certain folders on my iMac to Google Cloud both for backup and enabling sharing with other computers. The process works well. But one ...
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Any way to continue using Google Backup & Sync on an older MB Pro (mid-2009)?

I have an older (mid-2009, 13 inch) Macbook Pro (MacBookPro5,5) running Yosemite (10.10.5). Lately whenever I start up or shut down, a dialog pops up letting me know that Google Backup & Sync is ...
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WhatsApp Chat Transfer from Google Drive to iPhone?

My wife just got a brand new iPhone. I am just wondering, how do I transfer WhatsApp chat history from Google Drive to iCloud or directly to the iPhone. I have backed up everything to Google Drive. ...
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Google Backup and Synch constantly crashing since update to Bug Sur

Since updating to macOS 11 (11.1), Google Backup and Sync crashes every few minutes. As near as I can tell B&S should be compatible with Bug Sur, but I've tried rebooting, uninstalling and ...
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Can I delete files and folders in /private/var/tmp folder? [closed]

I ran into the situation where using simultaneously Google Drive File Stream (DFS) and Code42 Crashplan and some other Corporate SW like CrowdStrike's Falcon, Bitdefender, etc... which seems are not ...
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Google Drive for cloud backing up mac - and losing a lot of local storage space?

Just subscribed to the 2TB package of Google Drive to try to backup my Mac "continuously". However, within hours the 80GB+ of space I have on my Mac has now decreased to 20GB, and I am ...
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Why is Google Backup and Sync exchanging files bidirectionally instead of unidirectionally?

Everything was fine until I uninstalled Google Backup and Sync in favor of Dropbox Plus (what a mistake!). I ended up actually restoring my entire internal flash drive from a backup, which I thought ...
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How do I safely restore files to a shared folder after they were replaced with symlinks created by iCloud's “Optimize Storage” feature?

(Thanks in advance for suggestions on how I could make my question clearer) Context: I have a team that uses a shared folder that we each auto-sync to our local machines. We use Google Drive and ...
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Weird files on my Desktop after installing programs

My "problem" is resolved, but I still want to know what this was, as I am new to Mac OS. After Installing a few programs, I had weird files/folders with what looked like a hard drive icon ...
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Google Drive File Stream folders are missing

I am using Google Drive File Stream and have a problem where some of the folders are missing from a team drive/shared drive. The folders appear in the web interface, but not in the Mac Finder. There ...
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In-cell carriage returns in Google Spreadsheet iOS app

How can I do carriage returns to second string ling in-cell in Google Sheets iOS app when use standard iPhone's keyboard?
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How do I sync my photo's from my iPhone to Google Drive?

I try to find a way to sync my photo's on my iPhone to my Google Drive, it appears that this is not so easy, this is what I did allready: In my photo app on my iPhone I select 4 photos > share &...
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Sync multiple macs together (which is better iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive?)

I have 3 MacBooks and I made a Time Machine on one of them e.g macA and then restore it on the others macB and macC. Now I want to keep the 3 Macs in sync where if I did some changes on any mac (added ...
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How to reopen the Google Drive icon?

Sometimes the icon of Google Drive, on the top menu, disappears. This really annoys me also because this is happening always more frequently (and I don't want to go to the web browser and search for ...
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Can I map a shared-by-someone-else Google Drive folder to my `/my-google-drive/`?

A colleague has shared a foo folder with me. I can view it on the Google Drive web-interface. I can right-click it and Add a Shortcut to Drive but clicking the shortcut only opens the web-interface ...
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Is there a way to configure Finder to move files to external drives by default, rather than copying them?

I was recently helping somebody move their Mac's information to Google Drive, and the best solution turned out to be using the Google Drive client for Mac. I moved the relevant files to their Google ...
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How to sync Google Photo from phone to mac?

As of July 10, that's changing. Google says that Drive sync was causing confusion with users, so Photos will no longer include an option to sync with Google Drive. Is there any idea for seamless way ...
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Google Drive on Mac disk uses 11 GB

I have an iMac running High Sierra. Years ago I signed up for Google Drive and currently have about 70 GB free space remaining out of my 100 GB subscription. I have a Google Drive folder on my ...
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Does google drive work with Finder integration?

I know there is an app from google, but it is to automatically upload files from macos to drive. I would like to be able to see the files that are in my drive from the finder, open then and when saved ...
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Cyberduck Google Drive connection error

I've downloaded Cyberduck for Mac. I'm using Mojave 10.14.6 and Cyberduck 7.2.2 I have a google drive 2T account (Google One now) and my Google Backup and Sync is working fine. I open cyberduck and ...
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Google Drive File Stream syncing forever

Google Drive Files Stream is stuck syncing since installation. I tried waiting a few days, I tried a clean install, nothing seems to work. It's especially annoying since the Activity Monitor on my mac ...
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Sync text files (.txt) between iPhone and Mac; and edit (in-place), and search them on iPhone

I keep notes in text files (.txt) in a folder. I want to be able to edit and search these on my iPhone. I currently use VS Code to edit the text files on my Mac. Currently, I sync them via Dropbox. ...
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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 ...