How to Clear Google Drive Trash in PC or Android?

Clear Google Drive Trash

Google drive makes it easy for you to share and store files like documents, photos and videos with others. One of the most essential features of Google drive is the Google drive Trash feature that allows you to permanently delete files and folders from google drive.

You believe that I have deleted unnecessary files, folders etc. from Google drive, now it must have been removed it from Google drive.

In fact, Google drive only stores the existing Trash file in drive for 30 days, which still takes up drive space. That's why we have to empty the trash.

So, in this article, we will learn how to empty the trash on Google drive in an easy and efficient way.

Let me tell you first that there are two main ways to empty the trash in Google drive, you can either delete files and folders individually or you can empty everything with a tap or two.

Both these methods are described below, together with step by step explanations for both devices such as computers and android.

Once you should check in the Trash that the necessary files/folders are not there. Before following the steps mentioned below, the important files which have gone to the trash, then they should be restored by right-clicking or downloading. Because once deleted files, folders cannot be recovered from Drive Trash.

How to Clear Google Drive Trash on a PC?

Once you move duplicate and extra files to the trash, you also need to remove them from the trash so that you can permanently delete the files.

Normally, files stay in the Trash for 30 days if you do not delete them and then get permanently removed from the trash folder automatically. But if you want to do it manually, here are the steps to empty trash on google drive.

Step 1. First of all, open the google drive website in your computer browser.

Step 2. You will see the option of 'Bin' or 'Trash' on the left, click on it.

Click on Empty bin in Drive

Step 3. Here all the deleted files and folders will be visible from google drive, click on 'Empty trash' to empty all the trash folders in one click.

Step 4. On the next screen, click on 'Delete Forever'

Click on Delete Forever in Google drive

Doing so will permanently delete the file from google drive.

Second method,

First of all, click on one of the files either 'Bin' or 'Trash' > then right click and click on 'Delete Forever'. In this way, the files are deleted one by one manually.

How to Empty Google Drive Trash in Android?

If you want to learn how to clean trash in the google drive app, then there are the same steps mentioned above.

Step 1. Open the drive app on an Android phone.

Step 2. By clicking on the left side three lines, the option of 'Bin' or 'Trash' will appear, click on it.

Click on Empty trash

Step 3. Now you have to click on the 'three dots' on the right side and click on 'Empty trash' > 'Delete Forever', which will delete the video, photo or any other files permanently.

Second method,

Deleting files and folders individually in the Android drive app is a little different, but also easy. First of all, click on the files you want to delete, then click on the 'Three dots' and click on the 'Delete Forever' option.

Similarly, you can empty your drive trash, but you have to remember that once deleted from the trash folder, no one can come back after deleting the files-folders.

Therefore, the necessary file should be restored before it is permanently deleted.

I hope this article helps you how to empty google drive trash? You are satisfied knowing about this.
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