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Tell me about the change of owner you want - is it changing the owner of the file?
Seeing the file's location... it depends upon when you import it or upload it - there is an option to Locate File then. It can help to use it.
I didn't know Google deleted a file's time stamp. Tell me more about it please. Thanks.
If the file was imported into the Google Drive account #1, then it is 'stuck' with the owner being Account #1.
Try locating a duplicate or identical source for that file.
Delete it from Google Drive.
Upload it into Account #2. Then it will be present still, but its Owner will be changed to Account #2. That may be the only way to achieve it.
(If there's no duplicate source, download it to your computer from Account 1, delete it there, upload it into Account 2, then share it or set sharing.)
Is your Google Drive account(s) divided into folders?
Is it hard to find the files by their folder name?
If so, you may have to redo things. Folder names should reflect the files that are in them, fairly clearly.
But: try using Advanced Search Options function, and put in an evocation of the type of your file, such as
or the like, as a search parameter.
Try the 'Shared with me' view in Google Drive. It may help you find the Shared files.
Supposedly the file time/date stamp can be preserved by not using Upload. Load the files locally on the hard drive, then Sync them with the Google Drive. Supposedly that preserves more than just the date (which is still left in the Activity view.)
Supposedly the "newest" version of Google Drive API has an option to preserve the timestamp on uploaded files.
That's indicated by a forum posting of 2012... maybe it is so already.
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To sync folders with Google Drive:
- Start Google Drive. ...
- Click the Google Drive icon . ...
- In the top right, click More > Preferences > Sync Options.
- Click to choose which folders or subfolders will sync: ...
- If you choose OPTION 2, click the box to the left of the folder names to choose what folders will sync.
- Click on Apply to confirm your changes.
I'm sorry - I may have failed.
Are you accessing Google Drive through the web interface (in a web browser, as a web page)? or otherwise?
Indications are, that 'everything in My Drive' will sync....unless you choose only some files/folders.
Try maximizing the Google Drive program window.
See if that shows the 'upper right 'More'.'
Perhaps that's the wrong icon?
Try going through the menu, you know:
or the like ?
I'm sorry I didn't advise you better. I did try.
I am Opting Out, in case another Expert here can advise you better or further. (I will check back though.) Thanks.
GOOGLE DRIVE ON THE WEB
How do I find identical duplicate files and delete them? Downloading some 75 GB from the Drive to my PC and identifying duplicates, then uploading them back is NOT a viable work around.
There is no viable way to de-dup the files in google drive natively. there are so me third party software out there that usually does this for businesses. you can try to do a search on google drive for files with the same time stamp and manually delete them or use rege-ex for specific info in those files.. this will be a long and tedious process.
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