How to Permanently Delete Files from Google Drive

We are all aware that Google Drive is arguably one of the most useful apps you can find, to be honest. If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your cloud storage issues, Google Drive is definitely something I’d recommend. However, many of us use this service for free and that means we are only limited to 15 gigabytes of storage, which may seem like enough, but if you have many devices connected to the same Google account, it may not be enough. Fortunately, Google Drive allows you to permanently delete the files you want to delete. If you’ve been wondering how to permanently delete files from Google Photos, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to explore just that.

Now, for those who are wondering, the process of permanently deleting files from Google Drive is quite easy on all platforms. Still, if you’re confused, keep following the guide and you’ll be out of the woods in no time.

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Permanently delete files from Google Drive and clean up your storage

Okay, so the process works pretty much the same as it does on Google Photos, but with minor tweaks here and there. Therefore, below we are going to teach you how to delete files from Google Drive permanently.

Step 1: Open on your device google drive.

Step 2: Once in the app, long press the file you want to delete. If you want to delete more than one file, just keep selecting the files.

Step 3: Now tap the waste paper basket icon in the top right corner. This will give you a prompt about deleting the files, just accept it and move on.

Step 4: Now you will see a in the top left of the app three-line or a Hamburger button, tap it.

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Step 5: Tap on Bin in the left pane.

Step 6: Now select the files you want to delete permanently and tap the three-point or Hamburger button in the top right corner.

Step 7: Select Delete forever from the menu.

That’s it, you’re done. You now know how to permanently delete files from Google Drive. The whole tutorial is worth checking out if you want to make sure you have enough storage space left for other files. Alternatively, you can always buy more storage space if you don’t feel like deleting the useful files.

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