Google Drive Search

Discussion in 'Computer Tutorials' started by Helix22, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Helix22
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    You can search for any type of files using this on Google (I believe that it shows you the most recent shared files)...

    site:drive.google.com <file that you are trying to search>

    i.e. If you type site:drive.google.com file type or file name a bunch of links will pop up. Google Search

    *It might not be the files you are trying to look for, but it does work!!!*
    It also works for anything else like pdf, docs, pictures or you can just type the file name.
     
  2. EmanueleBGN

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    Thank you for this tip!
     
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  3. MythicalData

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    This is actually quite useful! thanks. Does show me some dead links but still cool
     
  4. ciaomao

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    ...bbbut what is this google thing??? I only heard about ecosia and duckduckgo, or did you meant „Googol“ as 10 to the power of 100?
     
  5. osaka35

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    Quality advice. This is known as Google Search Operators and you can see a full list here: https://ahrefs.com/blog/google-advanced-search-operators/

    Shooooould work for other search engines as well, not just google

    This is a good specific-use case that I hadn't really thought about. Guess the fact my google drive is indexed in google if I have it set to public is something I probably should have realized...at least, I hope it has to be set to public/shared/etc :P
     
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