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

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. 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:

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:

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

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