Many of us have stored our files and pictures on our google drive for backup. Similarly, many of us rely on that too. But, like any hardware storage devices, the space in the google drive is limited. The drive stores data from Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. So today, we will be talking about how you can free up your google drive space.
The drive has 15 GB of free space, but you can buy from 100 GB to 2 TB. For a person who does not store that much documents and files in a cloud, 15 GB is quite enough. However, for a person who relies on cloud storage for backing up their files and pictures, then 15 GB may not be sufficient.
There are different ways you can free up the space in your google drive. You can also save files and photos without talking up much space.
Free up space in your google drive
First of all, see how much space you have left on your google drive. To do that, simply open your google drive and on the left side you can see a storage option. Just below that, there is a notice a line showing how much space you have used from 15 GB.
Check the files
Check how many files you have saved in your drive and also the size of the files. If you think that the files are no longer needed, you can remove them. To do that, click on storage and it will show you all the things that are in your storage. After that right-click on the file that you want to remove.
If you want to save the file before removing it, then simply click on download first and then remove it. After removing the file go to the trash folder and click on the trash which you can see on the upper part and then click on Empty Trash. Then a dialogue box will appear, in that too, you have to click on empty trash.
Many files take a lot of space are also important. In this situation, you can save the file in a different format. All you have to do is right-click on the file you want to convert, and click on Open with. You can change the file into Google Doc or Google slides, depending on which format the original file was.
Check the photos.
As said before, the storage data also includes google photos. The photos stored in the google photos are usually of high-quality. However, the photos may also be stored in original, which takes space. To save the images in high quality, open your google photos and click on settings. Then you can see the options change the resolution, click on high quality. This will reduce the size of the photo and give you free space.
If you want more space than you can reduce the size of the photos that you have uploaded in full resolution. All you have to do is click on restore storage.
Check the Gmail attachments
Emails do not take that much space but the attachments that came with them could. To find those space taking attachments just type
has:attachment larger:25mb in the search bar of your Gmail. You can also change the size of the attachment by putting any MB size of your choice. Look at the attachments and see if you want to keep them or not. Moreover, you can delete the ones that you don’t want. All you have to do is click the trash icon to delete the emails.
You can also free up space by deleting all the spam emails.
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