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I clean my drive periodically. But, curious to know the period when Google drive deletes files & folders permanently.

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  • Google Drive bin (also known as trash, drive recycle bin) items will be permanently deleted automatically after 30 days starting on October 13, 2020.
  • There is no impact to Backup (like WhatsApp) and Sync behavior.

Recover permanently deleted file & folders from Google drive even after 30 days of deletion.

  • In case, you deleted accidentally or intentionally you still have chance to recover them. Right you read it right.
  • First you need logged in using affected Google Drive account.
  • You should visit to Request to recover permanently deleted file Google Drive.
  • Enter your name & select issue ➔ Missing or deleted files.
  • You have to give the details like file-folder name to recover files. Optionally, you can give details about approximate date of deletion, file type, etc. 
  • Don't enter any confidential details like email address/user name, mobile number, etc.
  • Remember, Google received tons of such request. Your request may delay some time.
  • Done..!