When you click Storage in Drive.
Do not delete drive files, by deleting them from the list when you click on Storage.
How to Search for files you own in Drive
Tip- Under type - Videos, Photos and Images, Archives(zip) and PDF will likely be consuming the most space in your drive.
Basic fundamentals to understand about your Wolf Creek Account.
This is your WCPS work account. Be very mindful of any personal items you place in the account. One day you will leave WCPS and someone else may have to gain access to your Drive, Gmail, etc. .
The time will come after you have left WCPS, that the content of the account will be deleted. Remember to use of Shared Drives for resources or information that should stay with the district or is property of the district.
It is important for you to know that Wolf Creek does not back up any photos or videos
If you are cleaning up or reorganize your Google Drive, there are some important items you need to be aware of.
Lets look at Folders first.
Do not delete or move any of these folders in your Google Drive.
Hapara [Do Not Delete] or any of it's content. These folders can not be recreated and your class data will be lost.
Classroom- or any of it's content. These folders can not be recreated and your class data will be lost.
Some of your other folders may be in association to programs you use such as Screencastify or WeVideo to mention a few. Only you know what you use so use caution when you decide to move any of them because they likely will not work for you the next time you use those programs. It is possible it may create a new one. It is worth mentioning, do not move any of your folders with a name like [Do Not Delete] or any of it's files to a shared drive. See Image below
Share Drives may be a better place to store some files so that they do not impact your work storage space.
Check with your admin if such a place is right for you and remember this:
Shared drives are meant for sharing content at the district, department, school, or team level.
Shared drives are not meant for personal storage.
Documents are owned by the wolfcreek.ab.ca domain and don’t count against any user's storage.
All shared drives owned by a school/department will have the Principal/Supervisor added as a manager. If you are an individual manager please ensure you do not remove these users.
Let's now look at Files
This is a short cut which consumes pretty much 0 space for you. They help you get to someone else's shared files. Do not delete them or they could impact you or your classes.
Only files you own count against your storage. If you are deleting any files, you may impact other users who you have shared those with. Always check who you shared them with and if they are still relavant.
Get started with Google Drive
System requirements and browsers
Use Google Drive files offline
Manage files in your Google Drive storage
Use Dark theme in Google Drive
Moving from Backup and Sync to Google Drive for desktop
Share files with Google Drive
Stop, limit, or change sharing
Make someone else the owner of your file
Store & share files or folders with shared drives
Anonymous or unknown people in a file
Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other apps
Add photos & videos from Google Drive to Google Photos
Use Google products side by side
Back up iPhone data with Google Drive
Use Google Drive with Yahoo Mail
Manage your maps in Google Drive
Manage & restore your mobile backups in Google Drive
Use Google Docs, Sheets & Slides with Box, Dropbox, or Egnyte
Search for Orphaned Files
What are orphaned files?
Files stored in Google Drive can “go missing” when they become “orphaned”. This is when the file exists but the parent folders it was located in are deleted. For example, this can occur if you create a file in a folder owned by someone else and that folder is deleted.
How do I find them?
Go to Google Drive in your browser, or open the Drive mobile app
Plug the following string into the search bar: is:unorganized owner:me
Run the search, and any orphaned files should show up.
Right-click an orphaned file and select “Add to my drive” to restore them to your drive, or “Remove” to send them to your trash.