Organize Your Shared Drives in Google Drive
Use Clean Drive to organize your files across your shared drives in Google Drive. Clean Drive will show you how your storage is used and help you clean up the clutter.
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Organize Your Google Shared Drives
Clean Drive will scan all your shared drives in Google Drive, or you can choose specific shared drives to scan in Google Drive. The Clean Drive tool will then present your files in different categories so that you can easily clean up the clutter or understand how your storage is being used.
Clean Drive presents your files in different categories, so it is easy to quickly see your duplicate files, hidden files, large files, large folders, and empty folders at a glance. Then you can drill down to specific folders or files in each category using filters. Last you can quickly remove the files you no longer need using the bulk delete feature or by manually selecting what you do not want.
Features to Clean Up Google Drive
At a glance, view how much storage space is used by Google Photos, Gmail and Google Drive. Clean Drive shows where your storage space is being used, making it easy to organize and clean up your storage.
Clean Drive will help you locate and remove duplicate files in your Google Drive account. You can easily remove the duplicates in your account by individually selecting duplicate files, selecting all files on a page or using the Bulk Delete Tool for the entire category.
* Please note, you can find and remove photos that exist in Google Drive but finding files in Google Photos is not yet supported.
The Bulk Delete Tool makes it easy to clean up Google Drive with a simple click. No need to select files one by one as you can easily select all. Duplicate files can also be removed by automatically selecting the oldest or newest duplicate files.
Find old files with Google Drive. View files that are older than a specific date. You can browse these files and if desired delete them with a simple click.
View Google Drive Folder Size
It's now easy to find your large folders in Google Drive. Clean Drive will show you the size of each folder and the folders taking the most space in your Google Drive account. You can also use filters to drill down to specific folders that you would like to see.
View Empty Folders in Google Drive
Clean Drive exposes the empty folders in Google Drive. The app will show you all your empty folders, and you can use the Bulk Delete Tool to remove them with a simple click.
Hidden Files in Google Drive are quickly revealed with Clean Drive giving you control of how your storage space is used.
Surprisingly, files can consume storage space but not exist in a folder. The only way to find these files in Google Drive is to search for the exact name. Clean Drive shows all of these hidden files in one place so you can choose to delete them or move them back into a folder.
If you have multiple drives and shared drives in Google Drive, you can scan them all. Before your scan starts, you will have the option to choose a specific shared drive to scan or any combination of shared drives and My Drive. This allows you to drill into the specific files you are interested in even if those files exist across multiple drives.
View Files that are shared with you in Google Drive. Clean Drive will help you view who owns each file so that there is no guessing at where each file came from.
Clean Drive shows your Google Drive files organized by file type categories. Would you like to see only the documents in your account? Or maybe just the images? You can even drill down to more specific file types such as PDF, Excel, JPG, etc.
How to Organize your files in your Shared Drives
Click Scan My Drive and Clean Drive will let you choose which shared drives to scan. You can choose to scan one or many different drives at the same time. You can also start your scan and view your results using the mobile app in the Google Play store or the Galaxy store. The app is also available as a Google Drive Add-on . As soon as you start the scan, Clean Drive will analyze the files in your Google Drive account and show you a summary of how your storage space is being used across the shared drives that you selected. Your files will be displayed in specific categories. For example, you can view your duplicate files across your shared drives and easily remove the clutter. You can also use filters when viewing your files to drill down to specific files that you may no longer need.
How to Clean Up Google Drive
- Start your scan by logging into Clean Drive with your Google Drive account.
- View Your files in Clean Drive organized into categories on the summary page.
- Clean up the mess by removing files that are not needed. You can filter your results, select your files individually and delete the selected files. Or bulk delete everything in the category using the Bulk Delete Tool.
The Select, Filter, Delete and Bulk Delete Tool can be seen in the below screenshot.
What People are Saying About Scanning Shared Drives
Ever since I first found Clean Drive I have been waiting for the ability to scan Shared Drives. Thank you for listening to your users and providing this feature!
There is so much power in scanning across shared drives. I have different shared drives for each of my clients and I often add the same files to each of them. Clean Drive easily exposed the duplicates that I no longer needed. Thanks!
My company only stores files in shared drives and having this tool to help me organize the files is invaluable.
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