Running out of space on Google Drive? Learn here how to find large files in Google Drive sorted by size—and get rid of the biggest wastes of space right away.
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How to Find Large Files in Google Drive
To find the large files that take up the most space on your Google Drive sorted by size:
- Open Google Drive in a desktop browser.
- Hover the mouse cursor over the quota usage in the left navigation bar (beneath the list of folders and categories and above the option to Upgrade storage).
- Click Drive on the sheet that has appeared.
- Find the list of files sorted by size.
- Tip: You can also go to this list directly by opening https://drive.google.com/drive/quota in a browser.
Now, act on the files as you desire. To free up space, for instance, hight and optionally download (via the More actions menu), then trash the biggest unneeded files.
How to Find Large Files in Google Drive: FAQ
Can I sort Google Drive by size?
No, not in general.
Other than using your Google Drive quota view, you cannot sort by size in Google Drive.
How do I view file size in Google Drive?
To see the size for each file in Google Drive:
- Click List view () if it is available.
- Note: If list view is already active, you will see the Grid view icon () instead.
- Keyboard shortcut: You can also press v to switch between grid and list view in Google Drive.
- Find the sizes for the current view’s documents and files in the File size column.
You can also see an individual file’s size:
- Make sure to enable the Details pane.
- Tip: Click the View details icon ().
- Keyboard shortcut: You can also press i to hide or show the Details page.
- Now make sure an item is highlighted.
- Find the details include the size on the Details tab.
(How to find large files on Google Drive tested with Google Drive in a desktop browser; updated April 2018; title image: StockUnlimited)