Manage your OneDrive for work or school storage

Manage your OneDrive for work or school storage

You can manage your OneDrive for work or school to see how much space you’re using and free up space if you’re getting close to your storage limit.

Note: If you don't have permissions to update storage, contact your site administrator. See Understanding permission levels for more info on permissions.

Manage your storage in the OneDrive sync app

Note: Not sure which sync app you're using? See Which OneDrive app?

  1. Right-click the blue OneDrive icon The new OneDrive for Business sync client icon. in the Windows notification area, and then select OneDrive Help and Settings icon Help & Settings > Manage storage.

    A screenshot of the new OneDrive for Business sync client menu with Manage storage selected.

  2. This opens a Storage Metrics page that shows you the size of each item you're storing, and the percentage of available storage it's using.

    A screenshot showing the storage capacity of the new OneDrive sync client.

Manage your storage in the previous OneDrive for work or school sync app

Note: Not sure which sync client you're using? See Which OneDrive app?

  1. Right-click the OneDrive for work or school icon OneDrive notification tray icon/button in the Windows notification area, and then select Manage storage.

    Manage your OneDrive for Business storage

  2. If you want to see how much space you’re using, select View OneDrive for work or school storage.
    This opens a Storage Metrics page that shows you the size of each item you’re storing, and the percentage of available storage it’s using.

    The Storage Metrics page shows how much space you're using and what's left

  3. If you want to free up space, select Open OneDrive for work or school Recycle Bin.

The Recycle Bin opens and shows you a list of all items you’ve deleted in your library. You must permanently delete these items in the Recycle Bin to free up space for other items. See Manage the Recycle Bin of a SharePoint Online site collection for more info on end user and site administrator recycle bins.

Manage storage from the OneDrive website

On the OneDrive website when signed in with your work or school account, select Settings > OneDrive settings > More settings > Storage metrics.

   

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