Google Drive Free Space
How to get more space in Google storage?
For many of us, Google storage is today’s hard drive. It is the place where our most important thoughts, documents, and memories reside. But just as with a traditional hard drive, space is not infinite, and running out of space can be a real problem.
By default, Google gives you 15 GB of space to use with everything related to your account. (If you have a paid G Suite account, your limit is likely to be higher). That includes content connected to Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos (if you’re saving your photos at full resolution). It goes without saying that the data accumulates quickly.
You can check the current status of your storage by visiting this page, and if the time comes, you can also buy more space there, for as little as $ 2 per month for an additional 100GB. But disbursing more money may not be necessary. A quick round of old-fashioned cleaning might be enough to clear your virtual cobwebs and give you ample space to grow. Here is how to get Google Drive Free Space:
Delete Drive Residues to get Google Drive Free Space
Google Drive is a common place where files that consume space accumulate and wear out, but ordering things does not take long.
- Open this link, which will show you a list of all your Drive files sorted by size with the largest items at the top.
- Look through the strongest offenders and eliminate everything you no longer need.
- Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of Drive and select “Settings,” followed by “Manage applications.”
For any application that has a note about hidden data, click on the gray “Options” box on the right and select “Remove hidden data from the application.”
Apps associated with Google Drive storage can sometimes have hidden data, but it only takes a few clicks to remove them.
Open the folder in the Trash Bin, click on the word “Trash” at the top of the page and select the option “Empty Trash”.
FREE PHOTOS STORAGE
Unless you have a Pixel phone, each photo and video supported in Google Photos in its full resolution account for your Google storage. You can free up a lot of space by converting those files into Google’s free, unlimited “high quality” option, which compresses images up to 16MP and 1080p videos (a change that probably will not be noticed for most people and purposes).
Go to the Photos settings page and select “High quality (free unlimited storage)”.
On that same folder, click on the “Recover storage” button. That will compress your existing photos and videos and remove them from your Google storage quota.
SAY GOODBYE TO GMAIL JUNK
Emails do not take up much space, but do you know what it does? Attached files. Most likely you have many old attachments in your Gmail account that you do not really need.
Here is how to address that:
Go to the Gmail website and type “has Larger attachment: 10M” in the search box at the top.
Identify any message with disposable attachments and delete them. (Unfortunately, there is no excellent way to get rid of an attachment without deleting the associated email, but you can always forward a message and manually delete the attachment before removing the original).
- Open your Spam folder and click on the “Delete all spam messages now” link.
- Open your Trash folder and select “Empty Trash Now” to send everything to the trash forever.
Feeling lighter is liberating, is not it?