Google New File Limit Sparks Concern Among Google Drive Users

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Google New File Limit – Recently, Google Drive users have been hit with a hard limit on the number of files they can have in their accounts. According to Ars Technica, the rollout was sudden, and many paying Drive users found themselves locked out of new file uploads without warning. However, Google has claimed that the file limit was a safeguard to prevent misuse of their system that might affect the stability and safety of the system.

While this move by Google may seem daunting, it’s not as terrible as it appears to be. The file limit imposed by Google is up to 5 million, which is an enormous number. The average user is nowhere near that number in their Drive account, and the company has stated that the number of impacted users is vanishingly small.

Despite this, the rollout of the file limit came without any public statement from Google, which is concerning for those who pay large sums of money for Google Workspace plan packages. For instance, the company charges $150/month for 30TB of storage with Google One. With an “enterprise” plan, Google promises “as much storage as you need.” However, the hard limit on the number of individual files one user can create in any Drive undermines this claim.

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In conclusion, the move by Google to impose a file limit on Google Drive is a good one, especially if it’s aimed at preventing misuse of their system. However, Google could have handled the rollout better by informing its users and making them aware of the new restrictions. Also, the limit shouldn’t have a significant impact on most users, but it could pose a challenge for those who require large amounts of storage for their work or businesses. Google New File Limit

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Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor , known professionally as Gabbie Odonkor, is a Ghanaian blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.
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