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how to delete shared files from google drive on android?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app .
  2. On the bottom, tap Shared .
  3. Next to the file you want to remove, tap More .
  4. Tap Remove.

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Why can’t I delete a shared folder in Google Drive?

♦ Unable to Delete Shared File from Google Drive This is because you are not the owner of the folder, and when you delete the shared file in the “Shared with me” section, it is actually just a shortcut to the file. If you have access before, you can still access afterwards.

How do I remove a shared file from Google Drive?

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Shared with me.
  3. Right click the file you want to remove.
  4. Click Remove.

Why can’t I remove some files from Google Drive?

In most cases, it may be because there are shared collaboration folders in the files you deleted, and these files may reappear after deletion. Besides, if you directly delete a certain folder, the files under that folder may not be deleted, they still exist in Google Drive.

Do shared Google Drive files take up space?

Files in “Shared with me” and shared drives don’t use space. These files only take up space in the owner’s Google Drive.

How do I permanently delete a shared Google Doc?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. In the upper left, tap Menu .
  3. Tap Trash.
  4. Next to the file you’d like to delete, tap More .
  5. Tap Delete forever.

When you delete something from a shared drive where does it go?

If you delete a file from a network share, it is gone. If you look in the Recycle Bin, it won’t be there. This happens because Windows is organized so that deleted files can be captured by the Windows Recycle bin on local drives only.

How do I clear Google Drive storage on Android?

  1. On your Android device, open the Google One app.
  2. At the top, tap Storage. Free up account storage.
  3. Select the category you want to manage.
  4. Select the files you want to remove. To sort files, at the top, tap Filter . …
  5. After you select your files, at the top, tap Delete .

Why are shared folders taking up space on my Google Drive?

Shared files are stored in your collaborators’ Drives and do not take up space in your account. But when you migrate “Shared with me” files and folders, either manually or automatically, you become the owner of the copies. These copies will be taking storage space in your Drive.

Whose storage does a shared drive use?

If you uploaded a video to a shared folder, you are the owner of the file therefore it will use your storage space. Google drive syncs between your computer and the cloud, so it takes up space on both. If you want to store only in the cloud, uninstall Google drive and delete the directory.

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