To access your documents on Google Drive, you must first upload them through the internet, your computer, or your mobile application. We’ll start with the web version of Drive, in which two methods exist to upload files into Drive.
To erase activity that occurred recently in Google drive, go to the “Recent” or “Recent” option in the left menu pane of your Google Drive and then choose the files in the Recent Activity section and click the Remove/delete symbol on the right side of the Google Drive page.
This guide will show you how to remove Google Drive from your Windows PC or Mac. We’ll also discuss disconnecting and resuming Google Drive if you’re not interested in this option.
What happens if I remove Google Drive?
If you remove Google Drive, your files will be deleted from the cloud, and you won’t be accessible to them. However, your data will remain stored on your personal computer.
How can I completely erase Google Drive?
To remove from your Google Drive account, you’ll be required to remove all files from your Drive account. After they’re gone, you can erase your account.
How can I permanently delete the contents of my Google Drive?
To delete your Google Drive account:
First, visit drive.google.com within your browser and sign in.
Next, click on your profile image in the upper-right corner and choose My Account from the drop-down menu.
Then, select Remove Your Account or Service in the Account Preferences category.
How to Uninstall Google Drive on a Mac
Deleting Google Drive on a Mac is a process that involves several steps. First, you’ll need to ensure that your files aren’t connected to your account. Next, you’ll need to delete the application. In the final step, you’ll need to look for any leftover files that may be residing on your device. Let’s go over it:
Start by clicking and clicking on the “Backup and Sync from Google” icon in the upper-right corner. You can open it via your Applications folder if you can’t see it.
Click the three dots in the top right corner, then hit “Preferences.”
Click on Google Drive. Click on the Google Drive tab and unmark “Sync My Drive to this computer.”
Click on the Settings tab, then press “Disconnect account.”
Find the icon for the app in the top menu. Press the three dots, then click “Quit.”
Visit the Applications folder and locate backup and sync. Drag the icon over the trash bin. After that, you can open the trash and empty it.
Uninstall Google Drive on a Windows PC
Getting rid of Google Drive from Windows is just a matter of uninstalling it as you would any other application. But, first, go to the Settings (using the Win + I shortcut, if you prefer) and then navigate to Apps > Applications & features.
Search in the search box or scroll to locate Google Drive. Select it, then click Uninstall the program, and follow the steps needed to delete Google Drive from your computer.
After completing this, you’ll have to install the application to start syncing files on this computer. It’s that simple. The Google Drive folder will stick in place, but it’s taken off your account.
How do you remove Google drive from iPhone devices?
You can remove Google drive from any of your iPhone devices. Check out these two ways:
Open settings: Open your iPhone settings
Tap on general: Tap the “general” option
Click on iPhone storage: Tap on the ‘iPhone storage.
Touch onto Google drive: scroll down until you come across ‘Google drive.’ Tap it.
Tap on the ‘delete app.’ Click on the ‘delete app option’ at the right.
Do you need Google Drive on your phone?
If you uninstall or uninstall the Google Drive app from your device, the files you have saved are removed from Google Drive and will no longer be available. If you wish to save your files, download them to your PC or another device.
How Can I Delete My Activity on Google Drive?
Follow the steps above to open recent Google Drive files. After you have opened the latest Drive activities, here’s what you can do next.
Click on the “Info” icon to the right of the Google Drive screen.
There are two panes: details and activity.
Click on “Activity” to see the latest changes.
Select the file to see if the activity is present for a particular file.
Scrolling down lets you view older changes from various or particular files.
To erase an activity, click right on the folder name and then scroll down to remove.’
It is accompanied by a bin/trash icon.
More Information on How to Delete Things Off Google Drive
As you can see from the image above, you’re likely to receive a notification that the deletion cannot be reversed. Therefore, if you believe there’s an opportunity that you could need to recover the file in the future, it’s best to delay permanently deleting it until you’re confident.
Files deleted can be recovered by removing them from Google Drive trash by selecting the file and then selecting the Restore from trash icon near the trash can at the top right. This deleted data will be restored to the Files tab and searchable the same way as the rest of your files.
The files are moved to Google Drive’s Google Drive trash folder and will not be kept there forever. Google Drive will permanently delete files after being put in the trash for 30 days. It is impossible to restore these deleted files.
How can I delete Google Drive on my phone?
If you’d like to delete the Google Drive cache on your smartphone, You can do this by clicking on the Settings menu and selecting Storage. From there, you’ll be able to choose Clear Cache and Clear Data to clear your Google Drive app.