How To See Available Storage On Chromebook

Chromebooks are ideal for anyone who wants to get the job done. It is perfect for work. You can browse the web, look at some videos, check emails, and write documents, presentations and more. They are affordable too. 


But, if you compare them to other operating systems, you will quickly notice how different it is. The interface on the Chromebook is clean and easy to work with. But, for a first-time user, it can be a bit tricky to learn. 

It isn’t easy to find out what you need if you don’t know where to look. Especially if you want to check out your available storage on the Chromebook. 

That’s why we made this guide for you. Here, you will see how you can access the storage information. This is important. Like any other device, the Chromebook has limited storage space. If you are working on big projects, you should see how much space you have left. 

That’s where this guide comes in. Just follow all the steps and you will check your storage in seconds. So, without further ado let’s get right to it. Here is how you can see available storage on a Chromebook. 

Step 1

Turn on your Chromebook. The first thing you are going to see is your desktop. On the bottom left corner is the menu bar. Here, you can access some of the most important features when working on a Chromebook. Click on the “Apps” menu. If you can’t find it, see the screenshot below.

Step 2

This will bring up the Apps menu. Here, click on “Files”. Open it. 

Step 3

This is “My Files” on the Chromebook. Here, you can see all the files you’ve worked on. Some are stored in “Google Drive” and others are in “Downloads”. If you recently downloaded certain files, they will appear in the “Downloads” section. 

If you manually saved them to “Google Drive”, you can find them there. Now, you can check the available storage by selecting the section. For example, we want to check how much storage we have left in “Downloads”. 

To do that, click on “Downloads”. Then, go to the three vertical dots menu in the top-right corner of the screen. It is right under the “X” button. Click on it. This will bring up a new drop-down menu. At the end of this menu is the information you are looking for. 

Here, you can see how much space you have left in your Chromebook. You can do the same thing to check the storage space in your “Google Drive”. 

That’s it! Now you know how to check the available storage on the Chromebook. 


If you want to better manage your files in Chromebook, it is important to know how to use it. Since this device has a limited amount of storage, you can only work on a set amount of files. Now that you know how to check it, go ahead and give it a try. Let us know if you found this guide helpful in the comments below.