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How to delete a file from Google Drive on your computer or mobile phone


Google Drive is an excellent cloud storage solution that can be accessed from many devices. Whether you do most of your uploading or downloading to Google Drive from a PC, Chromebook, or mobile device, there will come a time when you'll need to delete a file (or two).
Fortunately, the deletion process couldn't be easier. We've also put together this handy guide to show you how to get rid of your Drive content in a few different ways.

How to delete a file
Step 1: Go to the home page of your Google Drive account

Step 2: To delete a file, right-click the file you want to delete, and then click the Remove button at the bottom of the drop-down menu

Step 3: Alternatively, tap on the file you want to delete and then inside the top bar where all the tools are located, tap on the trash icon labeled “Remove.”

Step 4: To confirm deletion of a file, you have to go to the Google Drive Trash page in the sidebar section and tap on Trash

Step 5: Right-click on the file you sent to the trash and press the Delete Forever button.

Another way you can delete a file is to click on the file once and then select the Delete Forever icon at the top right