A Brief Guide To Troubleshooting Google Drive For Desktop

For fixing sync and other issues in the Google Drive desktop version for Windows, it can be useful to generate the diagnostics report for reference or directly send a problem report to Google. Before doing that though, you can first try these basic troubleshooting tips when connected to the Internet: Close and restart Google Drive: Close and restart the Google Drive desktop version. To do that, click...

How To Permanently Delete Items From Google Drive

Deleting files and folders from Google Drive doesn’t immediately delete them. They are moved to the Trash folder where they remain for 30 days before being auto-deleted. When not permanently deleted, people with whom these items are shared can still save a copy. It is only when permanently deleted that the shared access is lost. So, to delete them immediately, go to this Trash folder. Alternatively,...

How To Change The Drive Letter For Google Drive

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Google Drive for desktop has a drive letter assigned to it by default. It can be changed to any other letter if needed. Here is how: Right-click the Google Drive icon in the system tray. From the pop-up, click on the gear icon and select Preferences. It will open the Preferences window. Click on the gear icon from there. The Settings window will display the default drive letter under the Google...

How To Enable Offline Mode For Google Docs

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can be used in offline mode. The changes made when offline will automatically be saved and synced once back online. This is applicable only when using Google Chrome browser and browsing in regular mode (not private mode). Here is how to enable it: Open Google Drive and click on the gear icon to access Settings. From the General section, scroll down to the Offline option...

Quickly Save Web Content To Google Drive With This Chrome Extension

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Google Drive is great for storing files online. And so is the Chrome add-on – Save To Google Drive that can directly save web content (web pages, images, audio, and video) with a few clicks to it. It is an official Google add-on for Chrome and can be downloaded and installed from here. Once the add-on is installed, the familiar Google Drive logo will then appear next to the Chrome address bar...

Useful Google Drive Search Functions That You Should Know

Just like useful keyboard shortcuts, Google Drive also includes powerful search parameters which can make finding files a lot easier. This is by using advanced keyword operators to perform precise searches. They are as follows : Exact match : Type the exact keyword in quotes to search for documents having that keyword. Owner : To search for documents created by a specific user/email, use the owner:...