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Google Drive starting delete trashed files from 13th October

Google is changing the retention policy for the trashed files and documents in Google Drive. Google Drive starting delete trashed files from 13th October, any files put in the trashed folder will automatically delete after 30 days. So this policy will work the same as other Google products like Gmail. There will be more consistent behavior of all Google products.

Previously, trashed files were retained in the trash folder until the user deleted the files. But now Google Drive starting delete items automatically after 30 days remaining in the trashed folder. G Suite administrators will still have the ability to restore the deleted item from trash up to 25 days for active users. It means if you accidentally lost your files or documents you can still have a chance to get them.     

This new trashing feature of Google drive might be disappointing for some users. But there are actual benefits too because the items in the trashed folder but are not deleted still use the drive storage quota.  

Google says it’s important that everyone should be aware of this feature. Moreover, Google will also add the banner notification to Google drives. They will also add banner to other google products like Google Docs and Google form apps starting from September 29.

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