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When I click on the little blue i to view my quota there is no way there's 7GB worth of used space. There's not a ton of revisions. All my photos take up zero space because I bought a Pixel XL. All my docs are Google Docs not Word Docs so they don't take up any space. The biggest files I have are a few PDFs which are manuals for my dishwasher or clothes dryer. They start at 8MB and get smaller.

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That's the top of my quota list. How can I find the problem files? If it's a mistake, how can I request Google to reindex my GDrive and fix the limit?

  • Your trash also counts towards your quota, so check there as well. Jun 15 '17 at 20:20
  • I did have a lot of stuff in there.I just emptied it. For now, it still says I'm using 7GB but I'll give it time to see if it updates to a lower number. Jun 15 '17 at 20:22
  • It only took a minute or two but it did update. Now it says I'm using 31MB. Thanks. If you submit that as an answer I'll mark it. Jun 15 '17 at 20:23
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    Also: Google Drive storage mismatch
    – ale
    Jun 16 '17 at 1:00

Make sure to check your trash as well because that also counts towards your quota and doesn't auto-empty.

After emptying the trash, it could take a couple of minutes before the X GB used number is updated.

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    I really wish the Quota page indicated how much space the trash can was taking up. If there was a "Trash: 6.9GB" there would be no confusion. Jun 15 '17 at 20:32
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    and wait a couple of minutes for the usage number to update - I'll edit that into the answer. Jun 16 '17 at 8:03
  • While double checking this I noticed that I still had files in my trash from 2012. Seems silly to not auto-clean at least once a year. Jun 19 '17 at 13:57

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