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Yuhalbert Graterol

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Hello, I was doing maintenance to my PC and realized something interesting. I noticed that folders that are marked in Drive as symbolic "ADD" when are synced to my PC is copied on every folder that supposed to be.

Example: I have Folder1, Folder2, Folder 3. Also, I have File1 inside Folder1 which has 1Mb size. Now I want to "ADD" File1 to Folder2 and Folder3 so everyone can see same file and update just one.

When this 3 folders are synced to my pc, same file (File1) is copied by 3 for each folder, so instead of having 1 file (1MB) I have three files (3Mb total). Some once can say that space is cheap, but is not optimus I think and talking about Phones, Tables or other devices could be a problem.

A simple solution you would say is you exclude others folders but what if you have hundred of folders?
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Mike H

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add a notification to the drive api when a user has closed the file. So a background task can fetch the newest version of the file 
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Thanks Eric 
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Liran Barsisa

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Suggestions/requests about the Android API for Google Drive:

1. Add ability to sync a DB of all Metadata objects that can be retained from a specific folder. This can help in various operations without the need to actually query with the Drive service, reducing Internet usage, and also handle things when there is no Internet.

2. Allow to add a customized Filter. Currently all filters that we can use are from "Filters" class. One possible customized filter is to do some customized checking in the description field within the Metadata of each file.
Trying to use "new Filter" will have a weird function within: "public <T> T zza(final zzf<T> zzf)"

3. Allow to get a direct URL for each file. Currently, if I've uploaded an audio file (3gp in my case) to Google Drive, I have to first download it before I can play it, as there is only InputStream available, and the URLs that the metadata provides aren't pointing directly to the file URL.

4. Add ability to choose what to do with the private files of the app in Google Drive, when Play Services find out that the app is not installed in any of the user's devices. Maybe add a countdown for each file&folder, that if the user hasn't reached the file/folder for X days (and also doesn't have the app), delete them.
This can help with junk files, that stay after the app is uninstalled.
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Troy Austian

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The Google Drive web interface could use an option to see all of your shared content listed together in the same way you have the option to see all that is shared with you.
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Rachael Barone

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Multiple Style Sheets in Google Docs and Google Sheets
I use Google Drive to manage documents for my company as well as documents for clients. I would love to be able to have different stylesheets accessible so I could more easily control the branding of different documents. Right now I have to use "default styles" as a work around and it does not work very well. 
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Jan Slominski

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Please add ability to get user storage quota when using Android (and possibly iOS?) Google Drive API.
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Great! Thanks for quick response!
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Paulo Vitor Lisboa

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Add password and expiration time for files.
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Zoltan Demant

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I believe this is quite a critical error in the getting started section for Android, under Listening for Change Events & Change Subscriptions.

There is no .setResultCallback() or .await() call to actually add the listener. It will just silently do nothing.

Actual code on the site:
DriveFile file = Drive.DriveApi.getFile(mGoogleApiClient,
mSelectedFileId);
file.addChangeListener(mGoogleApiClient, changeListener);

Link to site:
https://developers.google.com/drive/android/events
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+Steven Bazyl I had very identical code (I used it as a template when learning how it works) and could not get it to work until I added the .await() call. Sure you can ignore the result, but not including any call to await will just declare the call, instead of actually executing it. 
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Jake De Jesus

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If this has not been requested yet. 

Create a separate permission for Edit and Delete. Edit permission shouldn't allow any user to delete a file
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Jason Knight

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Can you add a file request feature like the one in Dropbox? You have a simple Request File button and then share a link to anyone you want and they can upload (only) to this folder. They can't access, edit, or download from that folder, it is hidden and secure. Love Google drive, but this is a desperately needed feature.
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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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No, unfortunately the Drive API only lets you know that something changed, but not what. You'll need to sync the file to your system to determine what changed.
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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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Dave Paolicelli

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Hello. Has anyone in this group ever used a Google Sheet as an administrative mechanism for modifying and extending Google Drive (folder/file locations) by any chance?

What I'm looking to do is introduce some metadata to Drive folders that doesn't otherwise exist (e.g., keyword tags; extended descriptions, etc) and be able to manipulate the structure of a corporate shared Drive hierarchy.

Ideally, I'd want to expose some of that Google Drive/Sheet metadata or content in a Google Site. This site would be the basis for a rudimentary "knowledge base" type solution where staff could traverse the folder structure via site pages that are either structural (same as the folder hierarchy) or by topic/keyword (which may be different than the folder hierarchy and could include multiple Drive assets such as files and folders). The pages would have content about the folder (what is it, like in the Drive description field) but could be extended well beyond.

So, I guess I'm looking for input from anyone who's done something similar (esp the Sheets-to-Drive-Sheets integration) or knows of an available solution for implementing this - whether in full or in part.

Thanks.
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Hi Dave,

we are thinking about using Google Drive as attachment storage for our blog/webforum/wiki hybrid software hosted in GAE. The idea is that artifacts will be stored as entities in the Google Datastore with all metadata we need; some of those artifacts will link to Google Drive folders or files IDs.

We haven't thought through the Search aspect yet - probably a separate Solr app with its own DB will be used to index those artifacts/Drive file contents.
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Troy Austian

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A valuable new feature for Google Drive would be the ability to send upload (file request) links. Some competing products such as Dropbox have this feature, which allows you to send a link that allows recipients to simply upload files to a private folder in Google Drive that only the owner who sent the link has access to (unless the owner intentionally shares that folder).
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Rachael Barone

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It would be great to be able to EXPAND FOLDERS to see what's inside rather than having to click through, then click backwards if I made the wrong choice.

The search function is great…but expanding folders would make it easier to reorganize files. 
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Nick Jackson

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Database functionality for google sheets would be awesum. I would love to trash MySQL and use google sheets instead.
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ashley stiwnter

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Add password and expiration time for files.
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Declan FitzPatrick, C&I

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Feature Request:
Can we have aliases or shortcuts for files in google drive.
I do a lot of collaborating in which folders hold all the templates or published documents for different groups. When I use the same document for multiple audiences, there are times when I need to post that doc in multiple folder, but still have updates populate to every version. 
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Ah my bad :)
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D. ScaresTheHawk

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Hello, im surpised,been trying to get in a page,"which was mine"keepingtradition,g+ states it has stopped.
Frustrating! How do I get in or is it some other problem.if possible,can you help?
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Peter O'Connell

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I would love to see an option in Google Drive "Move and rename" so we can easily rename the file as it's saved to Drive - Maybe for a New Year update ? :)
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