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Clear Google Drive Cache on PC: Windows & Mac

Looking to Delete the Cache Data on Google Drive for Desktop App on Windows and Mac PC. Here is the Simple Guide to Clear Google Drive Cache on PC.
Clear Google Drive Cache on PC: Windows & Mac

Facing issues with Google Drive for Desktop App on your Windows or Mac PC? The best option is to delete the Drive cache folder. By deleting the Drive cache, you can fix syncing or backup issues on Mac and Windows PC. Below is a simple guide showing how you can clear the DriveFS folder containing the cache files from your pc.

If you are deleting the Drive cache to reinstall the app, it is good to keep the backup of the folder. You can copy your existing cache and rename it “DriveFS_old.”  If your new installation doesn’t succeed, you can contact support for help.

Delete Google Drive Cache on Windows

Open Run by pressing Windows key+R on the keyword.

Run Command Box

Enter %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\.

Here Delete the DriveFS folder. The cache files will be deleted from the PC.

Delete Google Drive Cache DriveFS

Delete Google Drive Cache on Mac

You can delete the Drive cache files stored on your Mac and completely remove any trace of Google Drive for Desktop installation on a MacBook PC.

Open Mac Spotlight by pressing command+spacebar. Enter the following command.

~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS/

Open Terminal App

Open more menu options and move the DriveFS folder to the bin to completely remove the cache files from MacBook.

Move to Bin DriveFS Cache

With the above guide, you can fix most of the Drive sync issues on your PC by deleting the DriveFS cache folder.

4 thoughts on “Clear Google Drive Cache on PC: Windows & Mac”

  1. In this article, you mention “Open Mac Terminal by pressing command+spacebar.” This is not Terminal. This is Spotlight. They are very different and can confuse users.

  2. Hi,
    I used this to delete the cached google drive files and now many of my files from the past week have disappeared. Is there anything I can do? These are very important files.
    Thank you very much for your time!

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