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#226119 21-Dec-2017 12:06
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I’ve been given a Gmail address and password to access a google drive file.

I’m all googled-up with my own address, drive etc running on all my devices.

Is there a way I can access this document without logging out of google each time I want to look at the document (which will be frequently)?

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  #1923105 21-Dec-2017 12:10
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could they not just share the doc with you? as opposed to giving you their account details?

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  #1923108 21-Dec-2017 12:11
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Use multiple google logins? 




I run about 6 google logins normally, switch between them clicking the picture in top right.

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  #1923109 21-Dec-2017 12:11
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Yes open the docs and share it with your account by clicking the big blue "Share" button on top right.

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  #1923114 21-Dec-2017 12:15
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I couldn’t even get as far as logging in to the account - because it was an unrecognised device it generated a security alert.
I’ve emailed asking them to formally share it with me.

Thank you!

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  #1923116 21-Dec-2017 12:20
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You could always just open a chrome incognito window to log in as the second user.


The incognito session knows nothing of your normal chrome browser details or sessions.

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