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

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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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Google backup and sync fatal error, High Sierra

Essentially the same as this question, but the solutions listed there (and similarly here) aren't working for me (High Sierra, 10.13.6). As far as I can tell, both ~/Library/Application Support/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 Backup and Sync Keeps Exiting

This is a new problem: on both my laptop and desktop, Google Back and Sync keeps exiting. I'm using the current version. This doesn't make sense. How do I debug something like this? Is there a way I ...
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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 ...
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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.