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How To Delete Large Files From Gmail, Google Drive & Photos

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Now that Google has pretty much completely gotten rid of zero-rating storage for different things across Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos, keeping tabs on your storage is more important than ever. Luckily, Google makes it easy to do this with the Storage Manager page. Allowing you to quickly and easily delete large files across all three services. Without needing to go through and find these files yourself to delete.

Today, we’re going to show you how to find and delete these large files from Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos.

How To Delete Large Files From Gmail, Google Drive & Photos

First up, you’re going to want to head to the Storage Manager page, which you can access here. You’ll need to login to your Google account, if you are not already logged in.

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On this page, scroll down, until you see the “Large Items” section. This is where you’ll find different things that you can delete and free up some space on your account. Keep in mind that Storage Manager will only show content that counts against your storage.

Under each box, you’ll see “Review and clear xxGB” click on that.

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From here, you can preview and select individual items that you want to delete. Keep in mind that files removed from here cannot be recovered from the bin. So once you delete them, they are gone forever.

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Once you click on the delete button in the upper right-hand corner, there will be a dialog box asking if you want to delete these items and you will need to click the checkbox stating that “I understand that once I delete the files, they cannot be recovered from the bin.”

Now tap on the red “Permanently Delete” button.

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You can continue to do this for everything you see in the storage manager page. Or until you’ve freed up enough space.

It’s also important to note that if you find yourself needing to do this often, you may want to consider upgrading your Google One storage. And we’ve talked in-depth about doing that here.