How to Check Storage Space on Chromebook

While Chrome OS is hailed as a simple and easy-to-use operating system, and that’s true, sometimes you just don’t know where to find the most basic information. For example, there is no property page or system information viewer that lets you check the storage space on your Chromebook. There are other methods, but these are unnecessarily roundabout ways. However, in this article, we have detailed multiple methods to check the remaining storage space on Chromebook along with the available free space. If you want to free up storage space on Chromebook, we have a separate article for that. On that note, let’s dive right in.

Check Storage on Chromebook (2021)

Expand the table below to see all the methods you can use to check the storage space on your Chromebook. We’ve included both native and third-party apps you can use to control storage space on Chrome OS:

Using the Local Files App

1. The easiest way to check storage space on a Chromebook is to use the Files app. After opening the Files app, click the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner and will show the remaining storage space It’s at the bottom on your Chromebook.

2. If you want to know the total storage space, click on the available space, it will take you to the Settings page. Here you will find a complete overview of where storage is used in Chrome OS. if you Add ‘In Use’ and ‘Available’, you will get the total storage space on your device. For example, mine is 64GB.

Check Storage on Chromebook (2021)

Check Storage using Chrome URL

Alternatively, you can open one of the hidden Chrome URLs to check the remaining or free storage space. copy and paste chrome://quota-internals in Chrome and hit enter. here, you will See section “Free disk space for profile directory”It is the current storage remaining on your Chromebook.

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Use Third Party App to Check Storage Space

Finally, you can Install the Cog app (free) to find Total storage of your Chromebook. After installation, scroll down and you will find the “External Storage” section. This is the total storage space available on your Chrome OS device. Strangely enough, the Cog app shows a total of 59GB of space on my Chromebook, but it actually has 64GB of internal storage. This may be because the app hasn’t received an update since 2018.

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Find Total and Remaining Storage on Chrome OS

Therefore, there are several ways to check the storage capacity and how much free space you have on your Chromebook. I suggest you to follow the system settings method to find out the storage space remaining on your Chrome OS device. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you want to try new features like enabling Recycle Bin in Chrome OS or opening Phone Hub on your Chromebook, follow our linked guides for more details. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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