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How to delete large files from Gmail, Google Drive and Photos



How to delete large files from Gmail, Google Drive and Photos


Now that Google has virtually completely gotten rid of zero-rated storage for several things across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos, keeping an eye on your storage is more important than ever. Fortunately, Google makes it easy with the page Storage Manager. It allows you to quickly and easily delete large files on all three services. Without having to find these files yourself to delete.

Today we will show you how find and delete these large files from Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.

How to delete large files from Gmail, Google Drive and Photos

First, you’ll need to go to the Storage Manager page, which you can access here. You will need to log in with your Google account if you are not already logged in.

On this page, scroll down until you see the “Big items“. This is where you will find several things that you can delete and free up space on your account. Note that Storage Manager will only show content that matters to your storage.

Under each box, you will see “Review and free xxGB”Click on it.

From here, you can preview and select the individual items you want to delete. Note that files removed from here cannot be recovered from the recycle bin. Then, once they are eliminated, they are gone forever.

After clicking on the Delete button in the top right corner, a dialog box will pop up asking if you want to delete these items and you will need to click on the checkbox which states that “I understand that once the files are deleted, they cannot be recovered from the recycle bin. “

Now tap the red button “Permanently delete“.

You can keep doing this for everything you see on the storage manager page. Or until you’ve freed up enough space.

It’s also important to note that if you find yourself having to do this often, you might want to consider upgrading your Google One storage. And we talked about it in depth here.