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Overview
List your Google Drive files. Fetch direct download links, image URLs to host, file path, size and more. Sort files by name, size & dates. Rename files.
Drive Explorer lets you pick folders/files from your Google Drive, Shared Drive, or the files shared with you to list in a Google Sheet or on the browser. 

Sheet columns contain metadata of the files like the name of the file, containing folder, folder path on your Google drive, direct download link, download links of files in PDF, CSV, ZIP, DOCX, XLSX formats, image URL if it's an image, etc. The whole list of fields it can pull is given below.

Drive Explorer is fast 🚀, it can export 1000 files in approximately 16 seconds.

You can see all your files from different folders in a sheet tab instead of going back and forth on your Google Drive. You can sort your files by size, name, created date, modified date, last viewed date either in ascending or descending order. This makes searching for files easy and saves you a lot of time.

You will be able to share files and get a share link or change the existing share settings directly from the sheet.

You can rename, add/edit description to multiple files at a time directly from the sheet.

Do you have any folder which has nested series of folders & files? Drive Explorer can also fetch files & folders in nested folders. Just pick the parent folder and tick a checkbox when exporting.

You can automatically refresh (you can enable this config) the sheet when you open it, meaning, your sheet will have details of the files you recently uploaded on the Drive.

🏆 Use cases:
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If you use Google Drive a lot at work, Drive Explorer can save you a lot of time and increase your productivity. 
- Create direct download links of files in bulk.
- Get image URLs of files to directly display it on the browser or host it on websites.
- Know the size of the files.
- Run security audits.
- Get download links of files in different formats like PDF, CSV, ZIP, etc.
and much more. You can let me know how you're using it at vignesh@syncwithtech.org, I'll add it here :)

📃 List of fields you can export:
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Folder name, Folder Path, Filename, Share Status, File Size, Description, Owner, Viewers, Commenters, Editors, Created At, Last Modified At, Filetype, Width, Height, Video Duration, File Extension, Thumbnail, File Link, Folder Link, Preview Link and types of direct links: PDF, ePub, CSV, ZIP, DOCX, XLSX.

🎁 Features:
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➤ Export direct download links of selected files on your Google drive
or for all your files. Export download links for different file types like DOCX, XLSX, PDF, CSV, ZIP, ePub for applicable files.
➤ Export files inside the nested folders.
➤ Provision to sort the files by size, name, last viewed, and last modified.
➤ Add/Edit/Remove permission details of files directly from the sheet.
➤ Share multiple files at once with people.
➤ Update filename & description from the Google Sheet.
➤ Supports Shared drives (Formerly Team drives).
➤ On open, auto-refresh links with an option to disable.
➤ Pick and export only the fields that matter to you.
➤ Links to open files & folders on Google Drive.
➤ Can be used as a Google Drive file manager.
➤ Customize the look of fields and add custom alias to the fields.

🔐 Needed permissions explained:
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➤ See, edit, create and delete Drive files
Your files are safe. For sharing file from the sheet & updating name, description this permission is required.

➤ Add itself to Google Drive
To list your file details directly from Google Drive to a webpage. Right-click any file and select Open with → Drive Explorer.

➤ See, edit, create and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive
As the metrics are exported to a spreadsheet this permission is needed. Drive Explorer doesn’t delete or create any spreadsheet.

➤ Connect to an external service
Drive Explorer makes requests to the developer’s backend to check if you are a premium user.

➤ Allow this application to run when you are not present
Auto-refresh on open feature needs this permission to work. Drive Explorer won’t ever run on its own in the background when the sheet is closed.

➤ Display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications
If you want premium features, payment can be done within the sheet. To run payment gateway in the sidebar, this permission is required. 

🤔 How to use:
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After installing, in a Google Sheet, select Add-ons → Drive Explorer → Start Export.
or
On the Google Drive dashboard, select one or more files, right-click Open with → Drive Explorer.

💫 Premium:
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Drive Explorer is absolutely free to use with some limitations in its functionalities. However, you can upgrade to premium to use it without any limitations.

For example, a free version of the add-on can be used in only one tab of only one sheet etc.

Select Add-ons → Drive Explorer → Buy Premium to unlock premium features.

ℹ️ Resources
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Detailed instructions on how to use the product - https://goo.gl/riEVN5
YouTube video - https://youtu.be/0LWtPMfSpAs

🙋 Feature Requests
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I constantly work to improve the add-on. If you want any new feature, feel free to drop a mail at vignesh@syncwithtech.org.
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 26, 2020
Based on ratings I thought this was going to be a perfect solution...it wasn't. The info provided about is pretty disingenuous, it might be able to "export 1000 files in 16 seconds" but you can't even test it because you are limited to 200 with the free version. There is a bug that also prevents you from using it if you are using chrome with multiple logins. I've followed the work arounds and it didn't work. I even installed a separate version of Chrome (using chrome Canary) and it still didn't work. I spent the better part of an entire day trying to make this work, its been a huge disappointment. I imagine if you buy it, it will magically start working but I'm not willing to try.
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 26, 2020
5/5 would recommend again
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 26, 2020
Very convenient to organize files and folders in your drive
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 23, 2020
Pretty easy to use and convenient for large lists and files
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 21, 2020
Seems pretty good thus far.
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 21, 2020
Easy to use
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A user of Drive Explorer
October 23, 2020
Very easy
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Norbert Attard
October 21, 2020
Very easy to use
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 21, 2020
dùng ngon nhá
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 19, 2020
Awesome
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A User of Drive Explorer
October 18, 2020
SUPERB
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