How to Delete Files from Google Drive

An easy method to delete files from google drive is as follows:

Step 1. Navigate to Google drive and log in with your credentials.

Step 2. Locate the file from the drive which you desire to remove.

Step 3. Then to remove files from google drive tap on that file.

Step 4. Further, you will see some icons pop up above on the right side of the page.

Step 5. From those icons click on the trash icon which is actually an option to delete the file. As shown in the below image:

how to delete files from google drive

Step 6. You will get a pop at the below-left corner showing that your file is removed.

how to delete files from google drive

Note: Your removed file will go in the trash folder found at the left panel and is not removed permanently. Check the image below:

Step 7. To clear google drive storage go to the trash folder. So, for deleting that particular file permanently again tap on the file and click on the trash icon above.

Additional info: If your file is shared with other people that doc will not delete from there drive unless you are the owner of that file.

Step 8. That’s it; now your file is deleted permanently from the drive.