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I have my Google Drive synchronized with my computer folder (Google Drive) on windows PC.

What happens if I delete one file in my online Google Drive interface in browser?

What happens if I delete one file in my offline computer folder?

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    Is there a reason you didn't just try it yourself? All you had to do was make a couple of junk files and see what happened. – ale Jan 12 '16 at 13:18
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What happens if I delete one file in my online Google Drive interface in browser?

The file will be moved to your Google Drive "Trash" folder and will be removed from your hard drive1.

What happens if I delete one file in my offline computer folder?

The file will be removed from your hard drive1 and will be moved to the "Trash" folder within Google Drive.

It works the same for Google Drive native files (Docs, Sheets, Slides) as well as other files. I confirmed this by creating four files: two Google Docs and two text files. I then deleted one of each from the Web, then one of each from my hard drive, and observed the results.


1 In both cases, it appears that the file will also be recoverable from your OS "Recycle Bin". This may vary for you depending on your local settings.

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