Google Drive Has Hidden File Limits Even With Paid Accounts

Google Drive is free with a storage capacity of 15GB, but paid users can use up to 2TB. However, it has been pointed out that even within this capacity, restrictions apply under certain conditions.

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Google Drive has a hidden file limit

According to the point out, Google Drive is limited to 5 million files even if it is a paid account. Regardless of the size and format of the single file, it seems that the file in the trash box that is cleared every 30 days is also counted.

When the limit is reached, such a message will be displayed.

According to Google's issue tracking system, from around February 2023, some users will see the message ``You have reached the limit on the number of items created with this account, regardless of whether they are in the trash bin.'' From March, 'Error 403: This account has exceeded the 5 million item creation limit. To create more items, move items to the Trash and permanently delete them.' It is said that the message has come out.

Users who saw this message thought it was a bug and reported it to Google, but Google did not respond.

Google Drive is limited to 400,000 shared items. This is also documented on the support page. However, there is no mention of the 5 million item limit that was pointed out this time.

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In response to an inquiry from the news site Ars Technica, Google replied that the limit is not a bug, but the number of items that one user can create on any drive. The company responded that this restriction does not affect the use of Google Drive by most users.

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