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How to Recover Deleted Files from Google Drive



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Every Google account comes with free 15GB of cloud space. This free space includes Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Users can utilize this cloud storage to upload their files as well as create data backups for other apps like WhatsApp chats and contacts. It provides a very simple yet intuitive feature set for everyone. Users can choose to buy Google One plans for more storage and other perks when the free quota runs out. The various monthly paid plans include a range of storage options from 100GB to 2TB. The Basic starting plan is from Rs. 130 which gives 100GB of storage, Standard Plan for Rs. 210 that packs 200GB, and the Premium option of Rs. 650 for 2TB of storage. These plans also come with more features like adding someone to your Google One family, access to Google experts, Google credits, and trials.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Google Drive: Steps

It often happens that users delete the wrong file or they delete something by mistake. In that case, the deleted files are stored in a folder called Bin for 30 days. Users are given this time period to either restore or manually delete them.

Step 1: Open the Google Drive App or visit the web version on your desktop/laptop

Second Step: Enter the side menu in Google Drive

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Step 3: Browse to the BIN section for all the deleted files

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Step 4: Click on Restore and the file will be back in its original location

If you have a shared file or folder then there is one more thing to keep in mind. Everyone with access to the files can use them even after they are deleted unless they are permanently deleted.

The steps to recover deleted files from google drive are the same on iOS and Web. You can read this brief guide to learn more on how to free up more space in your Google Drive.

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