Given the unlimited storage available in Google My Drive, it is important to keep your files and folders organized and easy to navigate. The following information provides some tips and tricks for working efficiently in Google My Drive.
For information on sharing files and folders with others, see Getting Started with My Drive.
To remove a file from My Drive, put it in your trash either by dragging-and-dropping into Trash on the side menu or right-clicking on it and selecting Remove. Moving a file to the trash does the following:
Files deleted from My Drive remain in the trash until it is emptied and is therefore available to be recovered. To recover a file, go to the Trash in the side menu, click on the file in question, and click the [Restore] button .
Emptying your trash deletes the files in the Trash permanently and can be done for the entire trash:
Or can be done for individual files:
Note: Any files that are permanently deleted from your Trash will be also be permanently deleted for anyone the file has been shared with if you are the owner of the file.
You can transfer ownership of your My Drive files and folders to the Google account of someone else at Lafayette. You may want to do this if you are leaving the college and someone else should take ownership of the files/folders once you leave. See Changing ownership of a Google My Drive File for more information.