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Free up space on your Chromebook

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

Check how much storage is being used

  1. If you haven’t yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Device" section, click Storage management.

Here, you’ll see how much storage space is left on your device, and how much space is being used by:

Errors you’ll see when you’re running out of space

If you're almost out of disk space, a message will show that says, "Device is low on space: Free up space or select data may be automatically deleted."

You might also have problems with:

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

Free up storage space

If your Chromebook is slow or running out of disk space, try the following fixes to free up space:

Remember, if your Chromebook runs low on space, it might automatically delete your downloaded files, browsing data, cache, or unused accounts.

Casey is a Chromebook expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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