I'm confused. Google Drive app says I consume 5 GB of space, yet the folder on my computer is merely 90 MB big.

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You're sharing storage amongst Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos.

Go to the web interface and hover your mouse pointer and you'll get a breakdown of what's using your storage:

Storage quick view

Click the link and you'll get some more details:

Google Storage used

As you can see, this matches up with what the Google Drive app is reporting:

Google Drive app storage

  • You were right--photos and emails took up 4.9 GB Oct 13, 2014 at 7:12

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