Google Drive Storage Not Updating After Deleting Files

Are you experiencing issues with Google Drive storage not updating after deleting files?

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Check your internet connection: Make sure you have a stable internet connection to ensure that your Google Drive storage is updating properly.

Refreshing Storage Display

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If you’re experiencing a lack of storage space updating on Google Drive after deleting files, there are a few things you can try to refresh the display. First, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies to ensure that you’re viewing the most up-to-date information. If that doesn’t work, try refreshing the page or logging out and logging back in to see if the storage display updates. If the issue persists, you can try accessing Google Drive from a different browser or device to see if the problem is specific to one platform.

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Troubleshooting Steps

  • Ensure that your internet connection is stable and working properly.
  • Try accessing other websites or online services to confirm if the issue is with Google Drive or your internet connection.
  • If the internet connection is the issue, troubleshoot or contact your internet service provider for assistance.

Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

  • Open Google Chrome or your preferred web browser.
  • Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner and select Settings.
  • Scroll down and click on Clear browsing data.
  • Select Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, then click Clear data.

Check Trash or Recycle Bin

  • Open Google Drive and navigate to the Trash folder.
  • Check if the deleted files are still in the Trash and restore them if necessary.
  • If using a computer, also check the Recycle Bin for deleted files.

Restart Google Drive Sync

  • Open the Google Drive application on your computer or mobile device.
  • If using a computer, click on the Google Drive icon in the system tray and select Quit or Exit.
    Open the Google Drive application on your computer or mobile device.
If using a computer, click on the Google Drive icon in the system tray and select Quit or Exit.
  • Restart the Google Drive application and allow it to sync the latest changes.
Updated: February 2024

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Deleting Unnecessary Files

If you’re experiencing Google Drive storage not updating after deleting files, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue. First, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. This can sometimes help refresh the storage display. If that doesn’t work, you can also try emptying the trash in Google Drive, as deleted files still take up space until the trash is emptied.

Once you’ve done that, refresh the page and check if the storage has updated. If the issue persists, you may need to contact Google support for further assistance.

Adjusting Account Settings

To adjust your account settings on Google Drive, start by logging into your account and navigating to the settings section. Look for the option to manage storage or storage settings. Once there, you can update your storage preferences and see if the changes reflect the deleted files. If the storage still does not update, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies to ensure that you are seeing the most current information. You can also try accessing Google Drive from a different browser or device to see if the issue persists. If all else fails, consider reaching out to Google Drive support for further assistance.

Exploring Upgrade Options

Option Description
Upgrade Google Drive Storage Consider upgrading your Google Drive storage plan to accommodate the files you want to keep.
Clear Trash Make sure to empty the trash in Google Drive to free up space and allow for storage updates.
Contact Support If the issue persists, reach out to Google Drive support for assistance with updating storage after deleting files.
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