How to Access Google Docs Trash
Google Docs and Google Drive have links that will take you to your deleted things. You have the option to either clear the folder or restore files from it when you’re inside. After 30 days, Google promptly deletes trashed documents.
How To Access Google Docs Trash From A Computer
- If Google Docs is already open, choose Drive from the option at the upper left of the screen.
- Choose Trash from the menu on the left.
- Select Empty trash on the far right side and then select Delete forever to confirm that everything should be permanently deleted.
- You can Right-click the deleted document and select Restore to restore it. Pressing Ctrl in Windows or Command in macOS while making your pick allows you to choose many items at once.
Using the Google Docs Mobile App to view the Trash
you can visit the trash to permanently delete specific documents or remove them to stop auto-deletion on the mobile devices.
- Launch the Google Docs app and select the menu in the top-left corner.
- Select Trash.
Use the small menu button next to the document to choose Delete forever or Restore whether you want to retrieve the file or take it out of the trash.
Empty Trash on Google Docs for iOS
- Choose Trash by clicking the three-lined menu button in the top left corner.
- Click the three-dotted menu button in the top right corner to delete all of the files in the folder, such as the documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, forms, and more.
- Choose Empty Trash, then click Delete Forever to finalize.
Are Google Docs Files Actually Gone After Deleting?
You only have a little window of time after deleting a file from Google Docs to reverse the action and return the file to its original location. The undo has a brief time window, but you can still recover the file.
With one caveat: if you’re not using a computer, you can’t access Google Docs to restore it. Undeleting is simple, and you have 30 days to do so. There’s a strong probability you won’t be able to recover a deleted document from the trash bin. You could try talking to Google concerning it, but they most likely won’t be able to assist with recovering a permanently deleted file.