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Google Drive will automatically delete trashed files after 30 days

What’s changing

Starting October 13, 2020, google is changing its  retention policies for items in the Trash in Google Drive. Now the file in the trash of Google drive will be deleted automatically after 30 days.
The previous behavior saw items in trash be “retained indefinitely” until permanently removed by the user. The end user will be directly impacted with this update.


It is wroth adding that admins will still have the option to recover the deleted file from the trasj for up to 25 days for active users. “You can only restore items that were removed from the shared drive’s trash within the last 25 days unless you have additional Google Vault policies in place,” says the G Suite admin support page

While the automatic trashing feature might be frustrating to some users, there may be actual benefits, too, since Google counts trashed files that aren’t deleted toward your Drive storage quota.


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