I enjoy using Google Drive on a daily basis, but have found it a bit hard to manage files. The new version coming out in November 2014 seems to have made it easier to work with my files. Here are a few notes.
– It has a cleaner looker – as you see above all my files are in folders.
– Just click on each folder to get a view of the files in the folder.
– Right click on folders and files to remove or take other actions.
– You can select files with Control and Shift keys held down.
I prefer to have at least one copy of all my Google Drive files on one of my computers. Here’s a way to do that using Sync. (Since I also backup, then I actually have a second copy.)
– If you Sync these files on one or more of your home computers , they do count against your quota. If you want to uninstall SYNC on your computer – here’s how to do it. https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375081?hl=en
– Since Google only gives you 15 gb of storage for everything you will probably want to manage these files and get rid of files which are taking up a lot of space. Here’s how to do it.
- Hover over your storage usage in the bottom left corner.
- Click Drive in the message that appears.
- You’ll see all your files listed by file size.
- Select the file(s) that you’d like to delete and click the Trash icon .
- Select Trash from the left navigation.
- Click the Trash at the top, then click Empty trash or select an item in the trash and click Delete forever.