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Finding the file ID is useful when you want to perform an Audit of the File.

To find the ID of the file, we can avail of two different methods using GAT+.
For example, we can search for the owner of a file and the tool will display all files owned by that user.

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You can use several other ways to find a file, such as using different search parameters, like owners, editors, type of files.

Selecting any file will display the details for the file. In the general tab, you can see the File ID.

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A description search is also another way of discovering File ID. See the example below:
You can set search type to Title/Description search and then add the terms (the actual title of the file)
Once the file is found, select it and the File details and File ID will be displayed.

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Another way of finding File ID is via Google drive.

For example, if you know the file and you have it open on your device.
You can extract the FileID from the URL of the file, so, for example, the file can be:

GAT+: How to Find a File ID 4

“docs.google.com/document/1/d/1t8T28-rR5Kpx” – in this case 1t8T28-rR5Kpx is the actual FileID

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