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After disrupting businesses, Google Drive’s secret file cap is a thing of the past – Google

After disrupting businesses, Google Drive’s secret file cap is a thing of the past – Google

Google is suddenly removing the file limit that it recently imposed on Google Drive accounts.

In a Twitter thread, the official account of Drive mentioned that the limit is in place to maintain system stability and improve performance. Although only a few users were affected by the change, Google is now rolling it back to its previous state. Google also promised that it would “do a better job of communicating future changes to its users.”

It all started before some days When a small portion of Google Drive users experienced an unpleasant surprise regarding a message displayed by the online file storage service. According to users, the message informed them that they have exceeded the number of allowed files and no new uploads will be accepted on their account until some existing files are deleted. This issue appears to affect both free and paid accounts.

It became clear after a while that Google had put a limit on the number of files a person could store on their account, no matter how much space they were using. Google support has reportedly confirmed that this is happening to some affected users. As a result, these users were effectively locked out of their accounts until they deleted enough files. If you were wondering what the limit was, it seemed like the magic number was 5 million files.

A post from Google API Issue Tracker reveals that the company set this limit in February, and rolled out its implementation this week without announcing anything.

For information, Google states that each Google Drive account has a storage limit of 15GB with the ability to expand it for a fee by choosing one of the available Google One plans. However, not only has Google never officially announced this limit, the documentation on Google’s support pages doesn’t even mention it. In any case, it appears that Google has withdrawn the relevant restriction and is not currently considering bringing it back in the near future.

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