Although Chrome OS is considered a simple and easy-to-use operating system, and it’s true, sometimes you can’t figure out where to find the most basic information. For example, there’s no spec sheet or system information viewer that lets you check the storage space on your Chromebook. There are other methods, but they are unnecessarily roundabouts. Nevertheless, in this article, we have detailed several methods to check the remaining storage space on Chromebook as well as the current free space. If you want to free up storage space on Chromebook, we have a separate article on that. So on that note, let’s get straight to the action.
Check Storage Space on Chromebook (2021)
- The easiest way to check storage space on Chromebook is to use the Files app. Once you open the Files app, click on the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner, and it will show the remaining storage space on your Chromebook at the very bottom.
2. If you want to know the total storage space, click on the available space, and it will take you to the Settings page. Here you will find a complete overview of where storage is used on Chrome OS. If you add “In Use” and “Available” parts, you will get the total storage space on your device. For example, mine is 64 GB.
3. You can also open one of the hidden Chrome URLs to check the remaining or free storage space. Copy and paste chrome://quota-internals into Chrome and hit enter. There you go see section “Free disk space for profile directory”, which is the current storage space left on your Chromebook.
4. Finally, you can install the cog app (To free) to find the total storage space of your Chromebook. After installation, scroll down and you will find the “External Storage” section. This is the total storage space available on your Chrome OS device. Strangely, the Cog app shows 59GB of total space on my Chromebook, but it actually has 64GB of internal storage. This may be because the app hasn’t received an update since 2018.
Find total and remaining storage space on Chrome OS
So here are the few ways to check the storage capacity and the amount of free space available on your Chromebook. I suggest you follow the system settings method to find out how much storage space is left on your Chrome OS device. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to try out new features like enabling trash on Chrome OS or enabling Phone Hub on your Chromebook, follow our related guides for details. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.