New Google Drive 2014 – Notes

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.

– 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.

  1. Hover over your storage usage in the bottom left corner.
  2. Click Drive in the message that appears.
  3. You’ll see all your files listed by file size.
  4. Select the file(s) that you’d like to delete and click the Trash icon .
  5. Select Trash from the left navigation.
  6. Click the Trash at the top, then click Empty trash or select an item in the trash and click Delete forever.

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