How To Clear Recent Activity On Google Drive 2021

The activity panel which is provided by google drive will showcase all the files and folders that you opened or made some changes to recently. All the files that are created or shared will be present there, we can delete or clear particular files that we don’t want to be shown in the recent activity panel.

The activity section will provide you the information on how many times the file has been edited, who created this file or if the file is shared.

How To View Recent Activity On Google Drive Windows

To open the recent activity on google drive, you can follow the below steps, where you can manage the rearrange your activity.

  • Open Google Drive on Windows and Signin with your account.
  • Now Drive Homepage will open and you will see the list of option on the left side.
View Recent Activity On Google Drive Windows
  • Click on “Recent” option from the list.
  • You can see the several files and folder that engage with recently.
  • Done.

How To Clear Your Recent Activity On Google Drive Windows

To clear the Recent activity for the Google drive file, as you navigate to recent activity in the above steps, from there follow the below steps.

Clear Your Recent Activity On Google Drive Windows
  • Open Google Drive.
  • Click on “Info” icon on top-right side of the screen.
  • You will have two option in the info section.
    • Details
    • Activity
  • Switch to “Activity” tab to see the recent result.
  • Scroll down to see the files and folder with thier respective dates, simply click on the file to open in new tab.
  • To remove a particular file,”Right-Click” on the file and Select the “Remove“.
  • Done, you completly removed that file from the drive.

How To Clear Recent Activity Permanently On Google Drive Windows

When you remove the files from the activity panel by right-clicking and remove, it does not get deleted permanently and you can still recover that from the “Bin” available in the left panel options for that follow the below steps

Bin folder restore file
  • Open the Google Drive.
  • Naviagte to “Bin” option as shown in the screenshot.
  • Now all the file will there that you deleted from the main drive storage.
  • Right-Click on the file and Click on “Restore” option.
  • That file will restored on the orginal drive.
  • Done.

To Delete the file Permanently

Google Drive Bin Folder Permanently delete
  • Locate the file in the “Bin” folder of the Google drive.
  • And this time select the “Delete Forever” option.
  • Done.

How To View Recent Activity On Google Drive Android

Google Drive Activity can also be managed through and Drive Android App installed on your smartphone, it works exactly like the web app of google drive.

You will have all your files and folder and you will be able to manage the activity from the app itself.

  • Open Google Drive app on Android Smartphone.
  • All the smartphone already have Google drive but if not then you can install it from the Google Playstore.
  • Tap on the three horizontal line on top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Recent” option from the list.
  • To open the file just tap on it and Click on the three dots.
  • Scroll down and select the “Details & activity” option.
  • And you will have all the activity shown and you can access the recent activty for the file.
  • Done.

How To Delete Recent Activity On Google Drive Android

  • Open the Google drive on Android smartphone.
  • Tap on the Three horizontal line on top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the “Recent” option from the list.
  • Now select the multiple file and press the delete icon on upper bar of the screen.
  • It will ask you from “Remove” or “Cancel” option.
  • Click on Remove to delete from recent activtiy.
  • Done.

To Delete the file Permanently

  • Click on “Trash” option from the list.
  • From there select multiple files from the list.
  • Now tap on the three dots and Select from the two option
    • Restore.
    • Delete Forever.
  • You can also restore these file by selecting restore.
  • To Permanetly delete Click on Delete forever.
  • Done.

Suppose you want to delete everything in one go then you can do that with the factory reset button. If you choose to do a factory reset then there is no point going through all the processes, you simply need to go and the android app setting and clear the google drive app cache.

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