How to Check the Size of Google Drive Folders

Google Drive offers users a convenient way to store and organize all their files and folders. Although it’s a free cloud storage service, the space is limited, and as folders accumulate, there’s always a need for more storage.

Well, if you do not want to buy extra storage, what you can do is check the size of folders on your Google Drive, check whether you can delete any of them, and make some free space for new files.

Not sure how to track the same? We will help you do that.

How to Check the Size of Google Drive Folders

How to Check Folder Size in Google Drive

It is important to know how much space your folders consume on Google Drive to organize your files better and optimize the storage efficiently. While it’s easy to see the size of a file, for folders, there are a few workarounds you need to depend on.

Method 1: Download the Folder on your PC to View its Size

You can rather download the folder from Google Drive on your PC, check its size, and then delete it. 

1. Navigate to Google Drive on your PC, then locate, and click on the folder you want to view the size of.

2. Right-click on the selected folder and click on Download.

Google Drive will then create a zipped file of the folder.

3. Once the download is complete, open File Explorer on your PC, and move to the Downloads tab.

4. Right-click on the folder you downloaded, and click on Properties from the context menu.

click on Properties

All the information on the folder will be displayed including the size of the folder.

Also Read: How to Merge PDF Files in Google Drive

Method 2: Use Drive in Desktop

To view the size of your Google Drive folder, you can easily do so by installing the Google Drive application on your desktop.

1. Install Google Drive on your PC.

2. Once installed, sign in to Google Drive using your Google account.

3. Open your File manager and click on Google Drive.

click on Google Drive

4. From the Name section, move to the targeted folder, right-click on it, and select Properties from the context menu to view its size.

Method 3: Use Drive Explorer on a Web App

Drive Explorer is a file management tool that allows you to seamlessly manage files and folders stored in various cloud storage services such as One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. You can use this tool to view the size of Google Drive folders.

1. Visit the Drive Explorer website and click on Install.

2. A pop-up window will appear, click on Continue to grant permission.

3. Sign in with your Google account to Drive Explorer and click on Continue.

4. You will be prompted to allow Drive Explorer to access your Google account. Click on Allow and once successfully installed, click on DONE.

5. Navigate to your Google Drive application on your PC and right-click on the targeted folder.

6. Click on Open with and select the Drive Explorer option.

7. Now, from the file type drop down select Google Docs and then click on Fetch files.

click on Fetch file

Now, all the details of the folder will appear, including its size.

Also Read: How to Remove Duplicate Files in Google Drive

Why is There No In-Built Folder Size Feature on Google Drive?

Google Drive currently doesn’t provide a built-in feature to show the size of the folder due to its design and functionality. Absence of this feature can make it difficult for users to determine the size of their folders. 

However, other cloud services do offer this ability. Additionally, there are third-party apps and browser extensions available to help users find out the size of a folder.

Also Read: How to Move Files from One Google Drive to Another

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the Google Drive Folder Size Limit?

Ans. Google has not officially defined the limit of a folder size on Google Drive. However, do note that it offers 15GB of free storage and up to 2 TB of paid storage per user. So, whether you want to store them in one folder or multiple, it’s your choice.

Q2. What is The Google Drive Shared Folder Size Limit?

Ans. Google Drive has a limit of 500,000 items, for shared folders, which includes shortcuts, files, and folders.

Additionally, each folder in Google Drive supports up to 20 levels of subfolders so that you can organize your files and folders in a nested structure to help keep your shared drive organized and easy to navigate.

Q3. Is There a File Size Limit on Google Drive?

Yes, Google Drive does have a limit on the amount of data that can be uploaded in 24 hours. Each user can upload up to 750 GB to their drive account within a single day, with a maximum file size of 5 TB. You can check the details on the Google Workspace help page.

Monitoring the size of your Google Drive folder allows you to assess which files to delete or transfer to create additional space and hope our guide helped you with that.

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