Discover why it's important to clean up storage space from your Chromebook's Downloads folder and move those files to your Google Drive that you wish to keep.
These directions explain how to move your Chromebook's downloaded files to your Google Drive using your Chromebook's Files App.
Access Your Files Downloads Folder
In the bottom corner of your Chromebook's screen, select the Launcher icon and then the Up arrow.
Open Files. This icon might also be pinned to your dashboard menu at the bottom of your screen.
On the left sidebar, under My Files, select Downloads.
Select the file(s) you wish to move.
To select all files, use the shortcut Ctrl + A.
To select a sequence of files, hold the Shift button, click the first file, and then the last file to select everything else in between those two clicks.
To select a random multiple set of files, hold the Ctrl button and click on the various files you wish to move.
Drag your file(s) to save in My Drive.
Select Google Drive.
Select My Drive.
You can choose to create or select a folder in your My Drive to organize / save your file(s).
Click and drag your files to the new location to save.
Delete Files from Chromebook Downloads Folder
Open your Files app, click on your Downloads folder, and choose the specific files you wish to delete.
If you wish to delete all files from your download folder:
- Click the 3 dots in the top right corner of the File window, then click Select all (to delete everything).
- Click the trashcan to delete selected items.
Deleting files from your Chromebook's Downloads folder is permanent and cannot be undone.