Files saved to your Chromebook's downloads folder takes up storage space on your device. When you find you are getting error messages about limited space available on your device, start with deleting items that are no longer needed.
Also, if ever your Chromebook needs to be powerwashed in order to fix it or you get a message that your local files / data on the Chromebook will be deleted, this means that your Chromebook will be reset and any saved data on your device will be lost.
It would be good practice to routinely backup necessary items to your Google Drive for safekeeping.
When you delete a file in your Chromebook's Downloads folder, it is permanent and can't be
undone. Only delete files when you won't need them later.
Discover additional details about maintaining your downloaded files to your Chromebook:
- Refer to our article about Chromebook files storage tips.
- Refer to this article from Google Support.