Remove Trash Files in Google Drive

Edited by Djinu, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to delete all of your trash in Google Drive in a web browser.

Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas35 505367.jpg


  1. 1
    To start with, we go to the "Trash" folder by clicking on "Trash"
    Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas11 001122.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  2. 2
    We click the "Trash" drop-down menu on top in the menu bar
    Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas16 482704.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  3. 3
    We click "Empty trash"
    If we choose to do that, Google Drive will ask us if we want to delete all of these items permanently. We can't undo the action.
    Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas19 362532.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  4. 4
    If we click on "Empty Trash", Google Drive will remove all of the items
    Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas27 948682.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  5. 5
    Now, we are going to refresh the browser
    This is done to see if there is any difference in the used space. In this video, 11GB have been used. Google Drive shows no items left in "Trash". After refreshing, there are only 6GB of used storage space. In this video, we were able to remove a lot of files that were eating some of the storage space in Google Drive. By clicking on "Trash", then "Trash" in the menu bar, and then "Empty trash", we were able to empty the "Trash" folder.
    Empty Trash in Google Drive.mp4-canvas42 123808.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help

That was how to remove all of your trash items in Google Drive. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

Video: Remove Trash Files in Google Drive

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


Article Info

Categories : Google

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Djinu

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 502 times.


Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No