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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default save files in google drive...

is it possible to save a file from your google drive but on your tablet?

sorry i am not finding anything on the internet!

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Old July 25th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you mean move it from your drive into your tablet? Check out ES File Manager...I use it and it has the ability to do that. Only annoying thing it that it still moves it into the bin in your google drive.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No. No. No. No. No. That would completely defeat the main purpose for using Google Drive. GD is designed to save your files in a Google server and then allow you to access said files over wifi, not to view, then download the files.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can see just why you'd want to save a local copy - for when you wish to work on a document when you have no WiFi connectivity.

I've used offline files many times and uploaded to Google when I've got home.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i was just being lazy, was hoping to transfer some songs to GD, then retreive them on my N7!!

but it looks like i will have to get up, get the wire, hook the wire, hahaha =P

thanks for the help everyone!!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Isn't that what Google Music is for?
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Isn't that what Google Music is for?
Maybe, if they ever make it available to people outside America
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True but I hear it's really not that difficult to get around the geolock.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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is it possible to save a file from your google drive but on your tablet?Francois
Can you not do this with the google drive app in the play store ?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, Google play is not available in Canada yet!

edit sorry i meant google MUSIC not play
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To use google drive as a virtual SD card to transfer files, I use X-Plore, a free excellent file manager that accesses G-Drive just like it is a set of local folders.
Copy files to and from G-Drive at your leisure :-)

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I completely get why someone would want to use Google Drive as a remote drive such that you can copy anything file to and from it. I guess I'm old school because I don't trust cloud storage. There are too many places at work where I get no wireless signal so it's necessary to make things local. Also, since I'm a geek, I want to control where it is kept locally, not Google.

ES File Explorer does allow you to do that but honestly, I use Dropbox because I find it easier to maintain.
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Unfortunately, Google play is not available in Canada yet!
I'm in Canada and I've been using it for months - we just don't have the ability to purchase music here.
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I have a bunch of mp3 songs on my computer, if it is possible, what do I need to do to get them to load onto my nexus and then play through the speakers or a headset?
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I'm in Canada and I've been using it for months - we just don't have the ability to purchase music here.
hmm that is weird, on the nexus 7 site, i saw that it was easy to transfert your itunes library to google music, but i didnt find anywhere to do that! any hints would be greatly appreciated.

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i was never able to make this work
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"We're sorry. The Google Play music player is currently only available in the United States."
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hmm that is weird, on the nexus 7 site, i saw that it was easy to transfert your itunes library to google play(well the music part), but i didnt find anywhere to do that! any hints would be greatly appreciated.

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Go to the Google Music website (http://play.google.com/music I think), there's an upload music link there that will allow you to download the Music Manager software. You can have it upload your entire iTunes library (or just specific playlists, songs, etc).

Once done you can see your music in the Play Music app on your devices!

EDIT - just saw the message you're seeing. That's so odd, both my wife and I (in Southern Ontario) are able to access and use the Google Music service fine for months now.
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thanks for the help but i tried different links to install/downbload i m always getting that same message, and if i try to downlaod it not logged in, it is asking me to log in

anyone else in canada using google music??
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thanks for the help but i tried different links to install/downbload i m always getting that same message, and if i try to downlaod it not logged in, it is asking me to log in

anyone else in canada using google music??
One surefire way to get it working is use a proxy to visit the site so you appear to be visiting from the US.
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