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Delete your Google Account

Instructions for deleting a Google Account are posted in the Google Accounts Help Center.

What happens to your data

If you delete your Google Account, you'll no longer have access to Google Drive or the Docs editors. You'll also lose any preferences and data associated with your Google Account for other services, including your Gmail account.

When an account is deleted, all files and folders owned by that account will no longer be accessible by collaborators and viewers. Learn How to ASSIGN a new owner before deleting your Account.

Recover files from your Google Drive folder

You'll be able to recover files and folders from your computer's trash if you've installed Google Drive for your Mac / PC, but Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will no longer be accessible.

Delete a Google Apps account

If you use Google Apps, your administrator is the only person who can delete your account. If you have any issues with your accounts, contact your Google Apps administrator.

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