How to Empty Trash in Google Drive

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When we delete any file on Google drive, it will not delete permanently. Deleted files will be deleted from Google drive permanently after 30 days. Deleted files stores in trash which is called bin in Google drive. We can empty trash in Google drive.

Let’s learn how we can empty trash in Google drive.

How to empty trash in Google drive through mobile app

Google drive is available on both Android and iPhone devices. Just see quick steps:

  1. Open the app: Open Google drive app. You can get inbuilt app in Android and for iPhone users, it need to be downloaded.
    Empty Trash in Google Drive
  2. Sign in to Google drive: Tap on sign in and sign in with your Gmail account.
    empty trash in Google drive
  3. Tap on three bars: Tap on three bars menu at the top left corner.
    empty trash in Google drive
  4. Tap on bin option: Now tap on bin option in given options.
    empty trash in Google drive
  5. Tap on three dots: Here, you see all the deleted files. Tap on three dots menu at the top right corner.
    empty trash in Google drive
  6. Tap on empty bin: Select ‘empty bin’ option.
    empty trash in Google drive
  7. Tap on delete forever: Tap on ‘delete forever’ option and your trash will be empty. All files will be permanently deleted from Google drive.
    empty trash in Google drive

That’s how you can empty your trash in Google drive.

How to empty trash in Google drive on desktop

You can empty trash in Google drive through your desktop as well. Just see quick steps:

  1. Open your browser: Open your preferred browser.
    empty trash in Google drive
  2. Open Google drive: Go to Drive.google.com Click on sign in and sign in with your Gmail account.
    empty trash in Google drive
  3. Click on bin: Choose bin option at the left side.
    Empty Trash in Google Drive
  4. Click on down arrow: Click on down arrow sign to bin at the top right side.
    empty trash in Google drive
  5. Choose empty bin: Now select ‘empty bin’ option. Click on empty bin option again in new box.
    empty trash in Google drive

That’s how you can empty trash in Google drive.

 

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