How to Delete Files [ Photos & Pictures] on Chromebook ?

Clearing the clutter : Regular working on a Chromebook often leads to the creation of files that are no longer required by the user and on top of it, consume a dedicated storage space that could have been allocated for some other important file. This is the binding principle for the need to Empty Trash on Chromebook at regular intervals and keep both performance and speed of the device intact. Today, we are here to cover up on the basics of doing this process and clear out the general queries that our Chromebook users often have on this subject matter.

A wise caution

Since Chromebook holds a significant difference from the other stock laptops or tablets, therefore its delete options are also a bit different. Unlike the conventional ones, if you delete any file on Chromebook, it would not get stored in any Recycle Bin for retrieval and thus would get permanently cleared from the device. As a result, it is a very wise choice to keep backup of these on cloud storage and ponder a lot before deciding upon deleting any file or folder from the system.

How to Delete Files on Chromebook ? Step by Step Process

The following are the basic steps that need to be followed for deleting any file, be it an image, video or audio recording from the Chromebook:

  1. Click on the bottom-left icon of your Chromebook screen and then click on the up icon to show all of the applications that are saved in the device.
  2. Select the ‘Files’ option where all of the documents, images, audios, videos, downloads, and zip folders are stored.
  3. You can either look for the file that you want to delete by manual scrolling throughout the entire list or search for the name in the search bar provided at the top-right corner of the window.
  4. Right-click on the desired file icon to allow the drop-down menu to appear.
  5. Select the ‘Delete’ option and then confirm your choice for it.

As a result, the file gets deleted completely from the system and you would not be able to retrieve it anymore, unless and until have its backup stored in Google drive or cloud storage.

An added advantage

Along with this option for Empty Trash on Chromebook, there is another added advantage for those Chromebook users who have the Google Play Store enabled on their devices. Now, just like the Android users, they can download good file management applications that keep track of the storage of the device and thus show warnings or notifications to the users in case of low memory.

Just keep in mind to have a look at the reviews of the application and the updates rolled by it in recent times to experience a safe and hassle-free downloading. The applications that are compatible with Chromebooks would show a dedicated layout for it and the different options for external storage and FTP. As a result, the users of both Android and Chromebook can view the files in their respective devices and do transfer or deletion of the same from the Androids folder to Chromebook folder and vice-versa easily.  

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