– Google Drive app on mac tells me I have 5.9 GB used

– Finder shows 6,32 GB

– Google Drive folder tells me I have 13 GB used.

If I go check what are the files that takes place, there is a lot of them that appear on shared folders that don’t even appear on my Shared with me Drive section.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    go to the trash folder and empty it. Do it from the drive.google.com site – Narzard Feb 3 '17 at 19:29
  • I forgot to mention, but there is nothing in the trash :/ – Jolin M Feb 3 '17 at 23:16

The Google Drive client only syncs the documents and files. E-Mail and Google Photo are excluded here, but will be counted in the web interface.

Please refer to this picture. Sorry for the non-english caption.

You may also have set up specific folders to sync only. Check out your settings described here

You can make backups of your android phone(s apps) to Google Drive which may not appear in your drive and on your computer directly.

  • Yes, the numbers I gave already excluded email and photos, and I don’t have android phones(s) / app(s). Here are the screenshots from my interface (now 10 vs 6.32) – Jolin M Feb 7 '17 at 18:14
  • Are you sure the remaining GBytes are not shared files? – 0x01Noodle Feb 8 '17 at 19:24
  • From what I understand from this source is that shared files shouldn’t take place anywhere; isn’t it right? – Jolin M Feb 9 '17 at 14:29

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