Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Changing the Time Zone
There are several times in Drive where the program needs to keep track of the time at which certain events occur. Here's how to set the time zone that Drive uses when recording those times.

   Copying a File
Making copies of files is a snap in Drive. Here are a couple of ways you can perform this common task.

   Creating a Google Account
Your use of Drive is tied to having a valid Google account. If you have a G-mail account, you already have a Google account. If you don't, then you'll need to get set up using the info in this tip.

   Deleting a File in Drive
Don't need a document or other file to be retained by Drive? Get rid of that detritus by using the techniques described in this tip.

   Displaying Keyboard Shortcuts
A quick way to accomplish tasks in any Google Drive application is to rely on a handy collection of keyboard shortcuts. There are many such shortcuts, so it is fortunate that Google provides a quick way to see the shortcuts that are available to you, as described in this tip.

   Restoring a Deleted File
Delete a file in Drive and it is moved to the Trash folder. You can recover files previously deleted so they can be used once again. Here's how.

   What's with the Names?
Confused by names such as Docs, Sheets, Drive, and others? The confusion is understandable, and Google hasn't done a lot to dispel it. This tip is an attempt to set the record straight and provide a bit of clarity.