A file syncing and storage service created by Google is called Drive. Users can exchange and collaboratively modify papers, as well as save data in the cloud. Users of Google Drive have access to 15 gigabytes of free storage, with the option to buy more space. However, some users have reported that their Google Drive storage is full even though they have not used all of their allotted storage. This can be caused by several factors, including syncing multiple accounts, storing large files, or using Google Drive for backups. There are a few ways to free up storage on Google Drive; to know them all, keep reading this article.
Check your Google Drive storage
You’ve reached your account’s storage limit if you see a “Storage full” error in Google Drive. You’ll need to buy more storage or delete some of your files to fix this.
- If you’re using Google Drive for work or school, your administrator might have set a different storage limit for your account.
- You can buy more storage if you’re not using Google Drive for work or school. For more information, see Upgrade your storage.
- Once you have enough storage, you can delete any files that you don’t need.
Look for big files
If you’re using Google Drive and you get an error message saying “storage is full but it’s not,” there are a few things you can do to fix the problem.
- First if all, you’ll see a list of all the files in your Drive and how much space each takes up.
- Second, ensure you’re not using any third-party apps taking up space. If you see any that you don’t need, you can revoke their access or delete them.
- Finally, try clearing your browser’s cache. Sometimes, the problem can be caused by a buildup of cached data in your browser.
Search for duplications
If you’re using Google Drive and you get an error message that your storage is full, but it’s not, there are a few things you can do to check for duplicates and fix the problem.
- To see if you have duplicates in your Google Drive, click on the “My Drive tab” and select “Find duplicates.”
- Next, check to see if you have any files that take up more space than they should. Click on the “More” option and select “Check for large files.” This will bring up a list of any files that are larger than they should be.
Empty your trash
If your Google Drive storage is full but not showing any files in your trash, you likely have some large files that are taking up space but are no longer needed. This will permanently delete any files in your trash, so make sure you don’t need them before you empty your trash. If you’re unsure what’s taking up space in your Google Drive, you can use the Drive Storage tool to see a breakdown of your storage usage.
Check for third-party apps
If you are using Google Drive and you get a message saying that your storage is full, but it is not, there are a few things you can do. One option is to check for third-party apps that might take up space on your Drive. If there are any that you do not need, you can delete them to free up space.
When you try to save something to your Google Drive, and you receive an error message that your storage is full, this is usually just a warning message and not an actual error. If you see this message, it’s usually because you’re close to your storage limit, and you should take caution in saving any more files. If you continue seeing this message after deleting some files, you may need to upgrade your storage.