How to Check and Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage—the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here’s how.

There are a couple of ways to see what’s taking up the storage space on your Chromebook (you typically get 16GB of space to play around with, the same as a budget smartphone). Either launch the Files app and tap the menu button (three vertical dots) or type chrome://quota-internals into a browser address bar and check that way.

Check & Manage Chromebook Storage