Running out of storage space on your Chromebook can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to work on an important project or store your favorite files. In this post, we’ll be discussing three different methods to help you figure out your remaining storage capacity.
Whether you’re a student, professional, or casual user, keeping an eye on your Chromebook’s storage is important to ensure smooth operation and avoid any issues with data loss. In this article, I will show you two different methods for how to check storage space on Chromebook. These guides require no third-party apps whatsoever.
Without further ado, let’s get started with the first guide!
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Check Chromebook storage from Files
1. Open your Chromebook, go to the Launcher menu, and open the Files app.
2. Click the More options button, represented by the three-dot icon. You would see the storage info.
3. It will redirect you to the Settings page with more details about storage management.
4. If you click on the storage category, it will show further storage management options where you can clear the data or uninstall apps if no longer needed.
You can learn more about removing unused apps on Chromebook in this article. Just keep in mind that the default apps like Google, YouTube, Calendar, and many more cannot be uninstalled as they are system apps.
Check Chromebook storage from Google Chrome
Another method to check the storage info on your Chromebook is via Google Chrome. This browser is closely integrated with the operating system, so it’s not surprising that some system-based features can be seen or even controlled directly, like finding saved WiFi passwords for example.
Anyway, to check the storage space on Google Chrome, you must type chrome://quota-internals on the browser’s address bar and hit enter. Soon, you will see a page detailing the total space, available space, temporary storage space, and many more.
Interestingly, this page can also be accessed on Chrome installed on Windows, but it only shows the information about the disk space where the browser is installed.
What is “Test Storage Pressure Behavior” on Chrome?
The “Test Storage Pressure Behavior” section in Google Chrome is a feature that allows developers to simulate a low storage environment and test how the browser behaves under those conditions. This is important because as users browse the web, they accumulate data such as cookies, browsing history, and cache files, which can take up a significant amount of space on their device.
How to check how much storage is left on an SD card with Chromebook?
To check how much storage is left on an SD card with a Chromebook, you can click the “Launcher” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then click on the “Settings” option. From there, click on the “Device” tab and then on “Storage management.” You should see a breakdown of how much storage is being used and how much is available, including the storage on any attached SD card.
How do I check the USB storage on my Chromebook?
To check how much storage is left on the USB drive with a Chromebook, you can click the “Launcher” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then click on the “Settings” option. After that, click on the “Device” tab and then on “Storage management.” You should see a breakdown of how much storage is being used and how much is available, including the storage on the USB drive.