Free up space on your Chromebook
If your Chromebook is running low on disk space, we recommend deleting files that you don't need anymore.
Check how much storage is being used
- At the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings .
- In the 'Device' section, select Storage management.
Here, you’ll see how much storage space is left on your device and how much space is being used by:
- Downloads: The files in your Downloads folder
- Offline files: Temporary versions of your Google Drive files saved for offline use
- Browsing data: Information such as your browsing history or saved form entries. Find out how to clear browsing data.
- Android storage: Your Android apps and their data
- Other users: The files, apps and data saved by other people on your Chromebook
Errors that 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 certain data may be automatically deleted".
You might also have problems with:
- Downloading files
- Loading web pages
- Changing or saving settings, such as 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:
- Delete files you don’t need from your Chromebook. Remember that you can move files to Google Drive if you want more space.
- Clear your browsing data and download history.
- Uninstall apps that you’re not using. Remember, you can always download the app again later.
- Remove any extra user accounts from your Chromebook. Don't worry; the actual Google account or any information connected to it, such as bookmarks, won't be deleted. Only files that are stored on your Chromebook will be deleted.
Remember, if your Chromebook runs low on space, it might automatically delete your downloaded files, browsing data, cache or unused accounts.