Google Drive Storage Not Updating After Deleting Files Fix

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Troubleshooting Storage Sync Issues

If you are experiencing storage sync issues with Google Drive after deleting files, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try.

First, check your internet connection to ensure it is stable and working properly. Restart your computer and try syncing again.

If that doesn’t work, try clearing the cache and cookies in your web browser, as this can sometimes cause syncing issues. Ensure that you have enough space in your Google Drive storage.

If the problem persists, try accessing Google Drive from a different web browser or device to see if the issue is specific to one platform.

Re-establishing Account Connection

To re-establish your account connection and resolve the issue of Google Drive storage not updating after deleting files, follow these steps. First, log out of your Google Account and then log back in to refresh the connection. If this doesn’t work, clear your browser’s cache and cookies to eliminate any potential issues with stored data. Another option is to reinstall the Google Drive app on your device to ensure a clean installation. If the problem persists, consider checking for updates for the Google Drive app or using the web application instead of the desktop version.

Updated: April 2024

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Managing Orphaned Files and Emptying Trash

Google Drive trash can icon

  • Locate and delete orphaned files:
    • Sign in to your Google Drive account.
    • Go to the “Computers” section in the left-hand menu.
    • Look for any files labeled as “orphaned” and delete them.
  • Clear your browser cache:
    • Open your browser’s settings.
    • Find the option to clear browsing data or cache.
    • Select the option to clear cached images and files.

Emptying Trash

  • Empty the trash in Google Drive:
    • Go to the “Trash” section in your Google Drive.
    • Select all the items in the trash and delete them permanently.
  • Clear the trash in the Google Drive app:
    • Open the Google Drive app on your device.
    • Go to the “Trash” section and empty it to remove deleted files from your storage.

Assessing Storage Across Google Services

Google Service Storage Limit Current Usage Additional Notes
Google Drive 15 GB 10 GB No issues reported
Gmail 15 GB 5 GB No issues reported
Google Photos 15 GB 8 GB No issues reported
Google One Varies based on subscription 2 TB No issues reported

Updating or Reinstalling Google Drive App

If your Google Drive storage is not updating after deleting files, you may need to update or reinstall the Google Drive app. First, check if there are any updates available for the app in the app store or on the Google Drive website. If there are, update the app to the latest version.

If updating the app doesn’t solve the issue, try reinstalling the Google Drive app on your device. This can help to fix any software bugs or glitches that may be causing the storage not to update properly.

After reinstalling the app, sign back in with your Google Account and check if the storage is updating correctly. If the issue persists, you may need to contact Google Drive support for further assistance.

By updating or reinstalling the Google Drive app, you can resolve the issue of storage not updating after deleting files and continue using the app for your file hosting and cloud storage needs.

Exploring Additional Storage Solutions

If Google Drive storage is not updating after deleting files, there are several additional storage solutions you can explore. One option is to use Gmail to store important files by sending them to yourself as attachments. Another solution is to utilize Google Photos for storing and organizing images and videos. You can also consider using a file hosting service like Box for extra storage space. Additionally, you can add Google Drive to your taskbar for quick access and easy file management.


Why is my Google storage still full after deleting?

How do I refresh Google Drive space?
To refresh Google Drive space, you can clear space by moving files to the trash and then emptying the trash. Keep in mind that it may take some time for the changes to take effect if you delete multiple files or folders at once.

How long does it take for Google Drive storage to update?
It can take up to 24 hours for Google Drive storage changes to be applied to your account. During this time, messages sent or received through Gmail may be affected. If you experience issues, try signing out and then signing back into your Google Account.

Why is Google storage not updating?
Google storage may not be updating if you have stored too many files for other services and need to empty the trash.

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