Are you a student who needs to have all his assignments and papers in one place? Or are you a businessman who wants to have everything in order but lacks some space on his Google Drive? Or you are just a simple man who stores all his family pictures and videos on his Google Drive and needs more space for all the upcoming memories and moments.
Well, do not worry. There are several ways to get more space for your files on your Google Drive. We will try our best to give you a detailed explanation of how you can get some more space on your Google Drive account.
Going through your mail.
Believe it or not, the attachments you receive or send via Gmail take up some space on your Google Drive.
- Go to your Gmail account and scroll through your email. If you find any emails with attachments, put them in the trash bin. If you do not have the time to go through your mail, type this in the search bar in your Gmail “has attachment larger:10M”. This will show you all your messages with more significant attachments than 10 megabytes. Next, select and delete the emails that are no longer important to you.
- Check your spam folder. If there is not any mail that you need in that folder, delete it completely.
Once you have done the deleting business and sorting all of your messages, all that is left to do is empty your trash bin. If you do not empty it, it will not have any effect, and your Google Drive memory will stay the same.
Are you a student?
Students can have free unlimited space on Google Drive. You can get more storage if you use a GSuite account (now Google Workspace) for your education through your school/college.
Buy more space
If you want more space on your Google Drive and are willing to pay for it, you can do it. Google offers Google One, a platform you get if you upgrade your Google Drive. The cost of the upgrade varies. You can pay two dollars a month for a year if you buy 100GB or more if you want to buy a couple of TB.
Of course, you pay all those fees monthly for a year. If you have a subscription to Google One, you can also share it with five members of your family or friends. They, of course, get their own space on their accounts. You can always share the cost fees with your friends. For example, if you want to buy 2TB of free space, that is 100 dollars a year and 10 dollars a month (with a discount), you can split and share the price with your friends or family members so all of you can pay equal and give the same amount of money.
Clear your Drive space
And of course, if you do not want to pay for more space on your Drive, you can always go through your documents and delete the ones you do not use or do not need anymore. So, sit down, and get to work. Sort out all of your documents, delete the unnecessary, and even organize them in some folders if you want to.