Starting from October 13, Google will make some changes regarding deleted files on Google Drive. The service will adopt a process already ...
Starting from October 13, Google will make some changes regarding deleted files on Google Drive.
The service will adopt a process already adopted by other Google services, such as Gmail.
The Google Drive trash will soon be emptied automatically
Google has decided to change the way its Drive service handles files and other documents stored in the Recycle Bin. Thus, rather than keeping the files in question indefinitely, Google will automatically proceed to the deletion (definitive therefore) of any document stored for more than 30 days in the recycle can.
The giant explains:
Any files already in a user’s trash on October 13, 2020 will remain there for 30 days. After the 30-day period, files that have been in the trash for longer than 30 days will begin to be automatically deleted.
Google will notify users of this upcoming "new feature" via a banner. This is good news for those who forget to empty their trash on Google Drive on a regular basis, since, like on a computer, the files and documents stored in it take up valuable storage space.
Source: Google blog