Google Storage Policy Changes


Google recently announced that new storage limits for Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite for Education) will take effect in July, 2022.


Currently, students and alumni with Gmail accounts have unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos. Storage will soon no longer be unlimited.  In order to prepare for Google's imposition of storage limits, we are asking account holders to review their current storage utilization and delete any unnecessary files/email messages and/or move them to alternative storage.


Account holders are asked to meet individual target storage limits of 16GB or less to align with overall storage  limits.  We request that this be completed by July 1st, 2022 at the latest.  If overall storage utilization is not reduced to manageable levels, other storage management measures may need to be taken.  Please stay tuned for future announcements regarding account storage policies.


Storage management tips:


  • To view current storage visit
  • To identify and delete large  Drive files, visit
  • In the email and Google Drive search field, look for files ending in .iso, .mp4, .mov, .jpg, .gif, .mp3  and .wav (sound, image and video files) to find large unnecessary storage utilization.
  • To perform a bulk deletion in email, select the square at the far left to “select all” and then choose the option below to select all conversations that match this search and then select “delete” from the trash can item above. You will be asked to “Confirm Bulk Action” and select OK.

REMEMBER  to empty the Trash to free up space - for both Email and Drive - after deleting email messages and Drive files.


Additional Resources

How to Download files from Google Drive to your computer

Transfer Files from your Naz account to another Google account  Note: make sure you are logged into ONLY your Nazareth account when using Google Transfer. If you are logged in to your personal account you may get errors.




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