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13 minutes ago, johng said:

No I don't think if you  make a "takeout"  and then delete photos,mail etc from Google servers to free up space that the deleted stuff is still "within Google".

( I suspect that they do actually keep everything ever uploaded to their servers but will not admit to that and the data will not be available to the "general public"  but to someone with higher authority )

I have just requested an "archive" will see?

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On January 13, 2020 at 1:56 PM, donnacha said:

Don't waste your precious time deleting attachments to old emails, keep everything.

Pay $2 a month or $20 a year for another 85 GB of storage, giving you a total of 100 GB.

People are reluctant to sign up to subscriptions but, in this case, you should think of it as paying for a small device that gives you all the benefits of a well-designed, fast, searchable storage of a lifetime of email, along with backups, word processing, photo editing and storage, spreadsheets, calendar, slideshows, and anything else you use Google for. That price is a steal.

Seriously, don't waste your time combing through old emails, that's a real rabbit hole, and any space you manage to claw back will soon be filled up again anyway. Solve the problem permanently in under a minute by biting the bullet and whipping out your credit card.

Just for comparison, I pay $12 a month for G Suite which lets me have Gmail and all the other services running under my own domain, and unlimited storage. I am currently using 38 TB, so, your situation is a lot easier than mine 😄

 

Just got back to this subect

 

Thanks

You've almost convinced me

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On January 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM, CGW said:

I have just requested an "archive" will see?

out of interest que pass?

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On January 13, 2020 at 1:56 PM, donnacha said:

Don't waste your precious time deleting attachments to old emails, keep everything.

Pay $2 a month or $20 a year for another 85 GB of storage, giving you a total of 100 GB.

People are reluctant to sign up to subscriptions but, in this case, you should think of it as paying for a small device that gives you all the benefits of a well-designed, fast, searchable storage of a lifetime of email, along with backups, word processing, photo editing and storage, spreadsheets, calendar, slideshows, and anything else you use Google for. That price is a steal.

Seriously, don't waste your time combing through old emails, that's a real rabbit hole, and any space you manage to claw back will soon be filled up again anyway. Solve the problem permanently in under a minute by biting the bullet and whipping out your credit card.

Just for comparison, I pay $12 a month for G Suite which lets me have Gmail and all the other services running under my own domain, and unlimited storage. I am currently using 38 TB, so, your situation is a lot easier than mine 😄

 

Gonna get this sorted

Question is how do I pay

 

Thoughts:

I have up loaded my most important videos to Youtube.

If these are on Google Drive and i remove from my Photos presumably I'll free up a few gigs to keep me going.

How do Google choose what to store from my Photos.....I thought it was everything

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3 minutes ago, cheeryble said:

out of interest que pass?

I did download the archive, then got bored trying to see what was in it as you then have to download program to actually view the archive. 

Some time ago I "turned off" everything I could, that seems to have cut back a lot on what they store - I think!

So, if you don't turn off all the items they do store, it will be there, sure its there anyway, but hidden!

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I don't understand the problem. Simply create a new Google account and you will have free space again in their cloud. In respect of keeping copies on external hard drives - if your hut burns down then everything might be gone. You should use different storage locations or a cloud if your data are important. 

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I just tried to open Goog Drive to check contents.

I got this......pehaps because times up?

 

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Anyway I'd like to pay for more storage if someone could suggest where.

In the meantime I'll also look

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Just found this

Here is how to get your 100GB of free Google Drive space on a Chromebook.
  1. Open Chrome from the desktop.
  2. Navigate to google.com/chromebook/offers/ the 100GB of Google Drive space.
  3. Scroll down to the Google Drive section and click "Redeem offer." ... 
  4. Click "Allow" when the pop-up asks to make sure you are eligible

Good idea/bad idea?

Is it safe?

Oh

here's my storage situation.

How much appprox does Chrome need and can it work from my USB card?

 

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THANKS

 

WHOOPS CANCEL THATS FOR A CHROMEBOOK

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probably didn't have to pay for that, if you had setup Google Drive it takes space and  even when you delete stuff it stays in the bin until you manually go and empty it on this address

 

https://drive.google.com

 

you login, then you click on this

 

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and it shows you your files in order of size, clicking on Bin shows you deleted files then you have to click on empty bin (maybe a few times) and then it takes a while to go down

I used to have 100gb of it, some promotion from having an Asus phone but then it expired and I just took a bunch of stuff out of the Google Drive folder (in my computer) and then emptied the bin

 

but if you already paid well that is that. maybe a tip for next time 😉

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8 hours ago, kekalot said:

but if you already paid well that is that. maybe a tip for next time 😉


Seriously?

You think he lost out because, rather than spend days combing through old files and painstakingly figuring out what he should permanently delete, he paid 600 baht per year to expand his managed storage to 100 GB, redundantly hosted in multiple data centers on multiple continents by the world's preeminent Internet company?

Sometimes I think you are all insane.

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11 hours ago, donnacha said:


Seriously?

You think he lost out because, rather than spend days combing through old files and painstakingly figuring out what he should permanently delete, he paid 600 baht per year to expand his managed storage to 100 GB, redundantly hosted in multiple data centers on multiple continents by the world's preeminent Internet company?

Sometimes I think you are all insane.

so he shouldn't learn how to access his Google Drive, sort and delete his files because he paid?

it's a tip for next time - because he doesn't need to anymore

 

if he knew how to do this to begin with he wouldn't have asked

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On 1/13/2020 at 1:56 PM, donnacha said:

Don't waste your precious time deleting attachments to old emails, keep everything.

Pay $2 a month or $20 a year for another 85 GB of storage, giving you a total of 100 GB.

People are reluctant to sign up to subscriptions but, in this case, you should think of it as paying for a small device that gives you all the benefits of a well-designed, fast, searchable storage of a lifetime of email, along with backups, word processing, photo editing and storage, spreadsheets, calendar, slideshows, and anything else you use Google for. That price is a steal.

Seriously, don't waste your time combing through old emails, that's a real rabbit hole, and any space you manage to claw back will soon be filled up again anyway. Solve the problem permanently in under a minute by biting the bullet and whipping out your credit card.

Just for comparison, I pay $12 a month for G Suite which lets me have Gmail and all the other services running under my own domain, and unlimited storage. I am currently using 38 TB, so, your situation is a lot easier than mine 😄

 

Yes, pay the little $20 a year and you go up from 15 to 100 GB. So easy. That is what I had to do about a month ago. I have over 40'000 emails stored dating back to 2006 as we traded on eBay years ago and I want to keep them. Plus I'm moving large files. I'm using about 80-90 GB space alone on a weekend for 4K videos of my daughter who practices tennis. Plus  I help a friend in Spain with high definition satellite imagery ... very heavy files. $20/year is nothing and saves many problems.

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