Advice Request How To Free Up Space in Google Drive 15GB Storage

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Jan 8, 2011
Source: How to get more space in your Google storage

Google Drive
  • Delete offending files that you no longer need
  • Delete hidden app data
  • Empty Bin

Google Photos
  • Switch to "High-quality" compressed format (Warning: you will lose Original quality)
  • Empty Bin

  • Delete large attachments
  • Delete emails from Spam folder
  • Empty Trash folder


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Jul 3, 2015
Another method:
Storage manager | Google One

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Google One Storage manager is good. It will tell you which things are actually counting against your 15 Gb. I kept getting warnings that I was close to my storage limit, but Google One Storage manager revealed to me the truth, that my Google Pics collection was not counting against my storage limit. So the warnings were essentially bogus.
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