If you didn’t know, Google Drive associated with your emails comes with limited space for storage. Once you exhaust the available storage, you can either consider buying more storage or you might have to go ahead and switch to a new Gmail account to accommodate more files and multimedia.
Orphaned files on Google Drive are the underrated villains that many of us don’t pay close attention to and they somehow manage to take up a lot more space on Google Drive than we normally anticipate. This is where you need to take charge of things and delete these files to free up more space.
This guide looks into the simple steps that you need to follow for how to remove the unwanted orphaned files in your Google Drive to get more space to accommodate the needed files and documents in place.
Steps to Remove Orphaned Files Taking Up Space in Google Drive:
- Open and navigate to Google Drive:
- Now, on the search box type Now, type is:unorganized owner:me in the search bar and hit Enter.:
- Next, you’ll see a list of orphaned files. Right-click or long-press any of the files and select “Remove” from the menu. Do this for all of the files: