How To Clean Up Google Drive Data

Google Drive is the perfect storage solution for all your documents and media files.
However, if you are facing storage issues, you should remove some of the unimportant
files to create free room for new files.

Google Drive offers 15GB of free storage which is not much if you are storing large files.
If deleting files is not an option, then you can upgrade to an unlimited Google Workspace account to get more storage space. Unless you want to spend money on cloud storage, you will want to look for an alternate way.

Step-By-Step Guide To Clean Up Google Drive Data

The best way to create more storage space is to delete files from Drive. If you are not
sure of the steps, follow the instructions below:

  • Launch a web browser and go to the Google Drive website.
  • Access the “Storage” section on the left sidebar. It will display the amount of space left in your account.
  • Select the “Storage” option.
  • The list of files saved in your account will appear.
  • Select a file that you want to remove. To choose more than one file, hold the
    Control/Command key while selecting the file.
  • Now hit the “Remove” button. Google Drive will now remove the files and send them to Trash.
  • If you want to find the location of a particular file, right-click on the file and select
    the “Show File Location” option.
  • Now you can choose more than one file and hit the “Remove” icon. This will help
    you delete multiple files and folders at once.
  • If you have not created a backup of the file you want to remove, click the
    “Download” option. This will save the file on your local device.
  • Once you get rid of the files, they will no longer be available in Google Drive.

By following these steps, you can easily remove unwanted files from Google Drive.