Unlike Windows Explorer which can easily sort files based on their size, finding gargantuan files on Google Drive is a bit complicated.
Fortunately, you can find the largest files on Google Drive with a simple trick. No additional software or extension required. That way, you have some options regarding that file; move them, or delete them to free up some space.
In this article, you will learn how to see the largest files on Google Drive (desktop) in a sorted manner.
Time Needed : 1 minutes
The feature of sorting file size is only available on the Google Drive web. Hence, fire up your desktop computer or laptop to follow this guide. There is no such feature on the mobile app.
- Go to Google Drive page.
- Click on the size of your Drive account.
- Look at the file size, you will notice each file is arranged according to its size. Now, you know which files are consumed the most space.
- If you want to delete some big files, right-click on it and Remove. You can use CTRL+Click to select multiple files.
- Go to the Trash folder to see the deleted files.
- From there, select the file that you want to Delete forever.
- Desktop PC/laptop
- Internet connection
- Google Drive account
Make sure you only deleted files that no longer have purposes. Google Drive will completely remove files from the Trash folder if you decided to delete them permanently.
INFO: The list does not include native Google Documents files, such as Google Slides, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Docs.
Another way to find the largest files on Google Drive is by clicking this link https://drive.google.com/drive/quota via your computer/laptop. The link will direct you to the page where you can sort files by size. Again, the link won’t work on mobile devices.