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Magnus Roenn's profile photoJoward Malaiba's profile photo
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May sony sp xperia doest not google system.. Thats why im not create my google application.. 
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Sujeet Kumar

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I am using this API to get the list of changes done to my files.

I am getting proper response as well. However, I don't see any way to Identify which sheet of the spreadsheet file has been changed . Do we have any fields that indicates this ?

API Used - GET https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v3/changes

I am referring to this web page -
https://developers.google.com/drive/v3/reference/changes/list
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Martyn Hancock

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Hi, I am looking for a way to take a folder containing subfolders and files with and create a copy of it in multiple users drive accounts as an admin. The users who receive the folder will need to be the owner of it. Is this even possible? Many Thanks.
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You should have a look at the Doctopus add-on in Sheets. I think it does exactly what you ask for.
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Hi,

I want to save file information to a database but I'm not sure about the sizes to use for the columns. (e.g. google drive file ids and such)

Are there any limits defined for the various database types?

Thanks

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Thomas Rosenstein's profile photoSteven Bazyl's profile photo
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While there is no stated limit, 256 bytes is more than safe. Right now the longest IDs are, IIRC, 72 bytes. There's really no need to be that big (I'm pretty sure we'll never get to 2^72 objects in Drive any time soon :)
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Marius Räsener

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Within the WebView of Drive I can "move to" with the alt Key (on mac) and make kind of a linked copy - which is great!
So if you change something in the file on pathA the file on pathB is changed too.
Feature request:
Support the same "linked" Copy (similar to symlink) with the Desktop Sync Clients too - the rule could be "as long as filename is the same, it's the same" ...

once people know this I'm pretty sure they'll love it :)

Thx,
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Arjun Kaushal

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Unable to find reason why I am not getting details of files in Server to Server Communication. It shows in Quota that my request is hit over there. Drive service is created successfully. How to check where I am making mistake in this? Here I need to access my drive file using my service account credentials.
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Found the solution, as we create service account for it. we have to share our Google Drive file with that service account or find a way using which we can create service account having our email Id as service account Id.
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Herkko Hietanen

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How can I use the Drive API (PHP) to create a Doc which is in landscape?

I have a php-template which has a wide table which does not fit to a portrait document. I know how to manually turn the document 90 degrees, but the damage is done at that point, because I then have to manually increase the table cell widths - and who needs manual work anyways.
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Hi, I'm currently working google drive php cli with v3. I'm having problem retrieving the file->size and other file methods of a file list. I can only retrieve the file->name and file->id. Anyone have an idea why other methods was null?
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Roy Smith's profile photo
 
Check that size is one of the properties you have requested in your GET. Also be aware that native Google file types don't have a size.
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After sharing a folder in Google drive, documents contributed by members are not owned by me. Can I use a Google API to change all files in the folders to me as the ownership recursively? If yes, can share some reference where I can start on this? Can this be applied to documents created by Google Apps and uploaded files (e.g. zip, pdf and etc)
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Roy Smith's profile photoBjorn Behrendt (EdListen)'s profile photo
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You need to create a service account, which the process has changed since I made this script, but if you get it working this script will work.

http://scripts.edlisten.com/transfer-ownership
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Zoltan Demant

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I like to run into unique bugs that I rarely see people talk about, this is one of them.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37100463/android-google-drive-error-downloading-file
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Jerry Wang

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This desktop tool allows you to modify Google Drive file with local applications.
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Thomas Rosenstein

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Hi, I'm trying to call the google drive api v3 with the pageSize parameter, in the API it's mention I can limit from 1 - 1000.

But it only works if the limit is set from 1 - 100.

Is this a limitation for specific accounts? Or is the documenation wrong?!
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Roy Smith's profile photoThomas Rosenstein's profile photo
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Doing myself, everthing checked throug varing the size down to 10 in 10 decrements, starts / stops working at 100
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Irene Reardon

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Marius Räsener

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Hey again. The Chrome Application Launcher for Drive works sometimes and sometimes not - this should be fixed. But that's not the Feature Request. So: Could you add in that sense a Feature like "Show in Finder" / "Show in Explorer"?
This maybe would also fix the issue the launcher seems to have - once you're in your regular file browser you can right-click or double-click again.
I understand though that you try to get the people used to use the Web UO only - but it's not mature enough to fully replace it IMHO.
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Johanna Salaya

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Feature request / suggestion: Text tags for google drive, docs, spreadsheets, etc.
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Roy Smith's profile photoMarius Räsener's profile photo
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which are folders, properties or a description, not tags. (which could be synced to Mac OS f.e.)
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Arjun Kaushal

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Hi all, I need help about Google Drive. Is that possible to download file from my Google Drive at client side without any user interaction? 
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Arthur Thompson (jr)'s profile photoArjun Kaushal's profile photo
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+Arthur Thompson Thanks, I have done with creating connection, but not know why I am not able to get my drive files instead getting only one file named Getting started. Is there any area where I am missing something?
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Ivan Kuckir

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Hi, I am a programmer developing a free online photo editor http://www.Photopea.com . I have added support for Google Drive (Drive API) to reach more users.

When I right-click a PSD file (from Adobe Photoshop) in my Drive, there is an option Open With ... Pixlr Editor, CloudConvert, Driveconverter ... I have none of those apps installed.

Can I make Google Drive suggest my app Photopea as the default app for PSD to other users? I think it has much better support for PSD than Pixlr, and it does not require Flash Player.

Now, it seems, that Pixlr suggestion is "hardcoded" into Drive for all image formats. Am I right?
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Ivan Kuckir's profile photoAlexander Ivanov's profile photo
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+Ivan Kuckir you have to meet with Marketing and Publicity Guidelines for Google Drive Apps https://developers.google.com/drive/v3/web/marketing#press_releases_and_media
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Peter Zingg

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Is there a fast, easy way to calculate the size of a user "takeout" using the Drive API?

I'm contemplating building a backup/disaster recovery system for some of the critical Google Drive accounts in my Google Apps domain. To plan for the system, I need to estimate the hard disk storage space required to back up these accounts. I found the super-easy Users Usage report API in the Reports API, that can give me a few numbers:

accounts:drive_used_quota_in_mb
accounts:used_quota_in_mb

but I'm thinking these "quota" numbers only cover the non-native documents (and might not even include pictures). There's not a lot of documentation of what these quota numbers include. The "accounts:used_quota_in_mb" seems to match what you see on your Google Drive page (on the left side), but I don't think it's what I need. What I want is to calculate the space required for an account "takeout", which would involve straight downloading all of the non-native docs as well as saving native docs in their M$-compatible formats (.docx, etc.). Do you think there's an easy API script for gathering this information, or will I have to traverse every doc using the Drive API files.list method and then "download" each one to get the downloaded file size, and finally add it all up?


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Felix Kollmar

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Hey, we’ve just released a free Android library which provides you with an unified API to integrate e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box in your App. Could that be helpful for you? We’d love to get your thoughts on it. You can get it from GitHub: https://github.com/CloudRail/cloudrail-si-android-sdk
cloudrail-si-android-sdk - Provides a repository for the CloudRail SI Android SDK
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