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How to Empty Google Drive Trash

If you want to empty Google Drive Trash, then here are the steps:

PC

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    ​Go to the Google Drive. Sign in if not already.
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    Hit "Trash" from the left side of the screen.
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    Click on "Trash" drop-down list which is beneath the Search Box.
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    Now, you can see "Empty trash" option. Click on it.​
Empty trash option
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    In the confirmation popup, click "Empty Trash."
Empty Trash popup

Android

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    ​Open Google Drive app.
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    Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) at the top and then tap "Trash."
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    Now, hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap "Empty Trash."
Empty Trash option in Google Drive app
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    ​In the confirmation popup, tap "Delete Forever."
Delete popup

Note: In case, if you want to delete a file or folder from Google Drive Trash, then here are the steps:

PC

Go to "Trash" in Google Drive. Right click on the one you want to delete.

Now, you can see two options - Restore and Delete forever. Hit "Delete forever." In the confirmation popup, click "Delete Forever."

Android

Go to "Trash" in Google Drive. Select the one you want to delete by long pressing it.

Now, hit the "Trash Can" icon at the bottom. In the confirmation popup, tap "Delete Forever."

Another important thing to note: Select the ones you want to remove from Trash and then apply the above steps to delete multiple files and/or folders at once.

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