How to Permanently Delete Files from Google Drive


We are all aware of the fact that Google Drive is perhaps one of the most useful apps that you can find, to be honest. If you are looking for an all-in-one solution to your cloud storage woes, Google Drive is definitely something that I would recommend. However, a lot of us have been using this service for free and that means that we are only limited to 15 gigs of storage, which might seem enough but if you have a lot of devices connected to the same Google account, this might not be enough. Luckily, Google Drive does allow you to permanently delete the files you want to get rid of. if you have been wondering how to permanently delete files from Google Photos, you are at the right place as we are going to explore just that.

Now, for those wondering, the process to permanently delete files from Google Drive is rather simple on all platforms. Still, if you are confused, keep following the guide and you will be out of the woods in no time.

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Okay, so the process works a lot like how it would on Google Photos but with slight adjustments here and there. So, we are going to teach you how to permanently delete files from Google Drive below.

Step 1: On your device, open Google Drive.

Step 2: Once you are in the app, long-press the file you want to delete, if you want to delete more than one file, simply keep selecting the files.

Step 3: Now, tap on the trashcan icon on the top right of the corner. This will give you a prompt about deleting the files, just accept it and continue.

Step 4: Now on the top left side of the app, you will see a three-line or a hamburger button, tap on that.

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Step 5: Tap on Bin in the left pane.

Step 6: Now, select the files that you want to permanently delete and tap the three-dot or hamburger button on the top right corner.

Step 7: Select Delete forever from the menu.

That is it, you are done. You now know how to permanently delete files from Google Drive. The whole tutorial is worth it if you are looking to be sure that you have enough storage left for other files. Alternatively, you can always buy more storage iif you do not feel like deleting the useful files.

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