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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Issues with files I'm saving defaulting to my personal drive...

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I'm having an issue with file saving in my Google Drive on my HP Chromebook. I have 3 different gmail addresses, 2 are personal and 1 is for work. My Chromebook is my personal laptop so when I turn it on and sign in, I sign in with my personal email. I then go to mail and sign out of my personal address and sign into my work gmail address. Here is where the problem arises...I get alot of work documents emailed to me that were created with Microsoft Office/Word Doc. When I open said document in my email, then download it (into my download folder), then try and save it into my drive, it only gives me the option to save it into my personal drive(even when i'm logged out of my personal gmail acct) and I want it in the work drive. Why does this happen and how can I choose which drive to save a downloaded Microsoft document into? Thanks!!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 11:56 AM
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There are two places you can log in. Logging in to the Chromebook determines what Drive account appears in file manager. But you can log in to all the accounts in the browser and by going to the Drive page of the account you want you can be sure to upload to that account. No need to keep logging out and in again in the browser, it can handle many accounts simultaneously
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Woodworm, thanks for replying. So I logged into my Chromebook with my personal gmail acct, which makes me logged into my personal Email/Drive ect ect. Then, on the browser page, I logged into my work acct by clicking on my personal email addy (in top right corner of browser page), then clicking Add Acct. So now I am logged into both Google Accts.
Now I go into my work email, open an email with an attachment (in this case a pdf), then I click 'Download', the pdf goes into my 'Download' folder (which is where I want my downloaded files to go, set up via settings), then I open the pdf from my download folder and click 'Save File As'..it's here that it will only let me save it into my personal drive files. Now where will it allow me to choose which Drive I want to save it in. Sighh It's becoming increasingly frustrating. I've changed settings, read forums, messed around this and that ..and can't figure it out.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2014, 04:22 AM
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The odd alternative...

Don't know if it will be of any interest, but have you considered using an SD card or a memory stick, so that you can create whatever folders you need in either of those and place files wherever you want...

At the very least, it might help solve your problem until you find a more desirable answer...

It was just a passing thought...

Robbie....





We can only survive on this earth, as long as we're able to serve the purpose for which we came here...

Therein lies the 64,000 dollar question: 'What might that be'???
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