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Delete files to save space

If you're running low on disk space, we recommend deleting files you don't need anymore.

Check disk space

If you're almost out of disk space, a message will appear in the Files app that says, "Caution: These files are temporary and may be automatically deleted to free up disk space."

You may also have problems with the following:

  • Downloading files
  • Loading webpages
  • Changing or saving settings, like passwords
  • Adding new user accounts to your Chromebook

Fix disk space problems

If you have the above problems, try deleting files from your Chromebook that you don't need anymore. Remember that you can move files to Google Drive if you want more space.

If you choose not to take any action, your downloaded files, browsing data, and cache will automatically be deleted.

To free up more space, clear your browsing data and download history, or try removing any extra user accounts from your Chromebook. Don't worry; the actual Google Account or any information connected to it, like bookmarks, won't be deleted. Only files that are stored on your Chromebook will be deleted.

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