The different cloud storage services that we can use at the moment are very varied. With everything and with it, the majority of users opt for those proposals offered by the big technology companies, as in the case of Google Drive.
This is one of the many platforms that are part of the search giant’s product catalog. With just having a free Google account , we will have assigned space on their servers to store all kinds of our own files. In addition, it is used in order to save some of the data that we handle in the different programs and services of the same company.
Serve as a clear example of all this all emails and their corresponding attachments that are part of our Gmail account . At the same time, our files created, shared or received through the Docs office suite are stored here. But of course, how could it be otherwise, we also have the possibility to create our own folders and fill them with personal files of any format. This includes all the videos and photos that we do not need at that moment and that we can store remotely on the company’s servers.
Taking into account that initially these storage services are free, the truth is that their use and acceptance does not stop growing. However, just like space on our local drives, space on remote servers is limited. Therefore, if we do not want to have to pay a subscription to increase this space, we should correctly manage everything we upload. This is precisely the case that we will discuss below.
Don’t waste space on Google Drive
First of all, we must bear in mind that we have the possibility of using this platform both in its web version and through a client that we download . In many cases we recommend using this second option in order to better configure and manage our data . A clear example of all this is the saving of space that we are going to show you now when we save our personal photographs.
For all this that we tell you, the first thing we must do is access the Drive client that we downloaded and installed on the PC. The firm puts at our disposal a service called Google Photos that we can configure from here. We do this in order to save space on the remote server and thus be able to use it for other purposes. In the window that appears belonging to the mentioned client, we have to access its configuration. Click on the gear-shaped icon located in the upper right corner to access the Preferences section.
Here we are going to find various configuration parameters, where we observe one precisely called Google Photos. We will see that we have at our fingertips a selector that says Upload size. In this case we opted for Storage saving .
With this, what we really do is automatically upload photos with a lower quality and thus take up less space. A little further down we also recommend unchecking the option called Upload RAW files , since these tend to have a considerable size.