What to do when your destination Google account doesn't have enough free space

First, DON'T start deleting emails and files from your accounts!

Deleting data doesn't work the way we're used to when it comes to Google. After you delete a file it can take days or even weeks for that space to become "free" - mostly because Google has many inter-connected systems that take time to update. VaultMe only knows what Google reports to it, which you can see here: https://drive.google.com/settings/storage

The good news: You have several other options...

  1. You can create another free Google (@gmail.com) account with fresh 15 GB of storage space: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp
  2. If you are using a personal Gmail account, you can buy more storage from Google: https://www.google.com/settings/storage (But please note the below)

Please note:

If you buy more storage space from Google, Google will not "report" this change immediately, so VaultMe may continue to display the "Not Enough Space" error for several hours until Google updates your account. You can check the status of your Google account directly here: https://drive.google.com/settings/storage

If you encounter the "Not Enough Space" error even after Google has updated your available storage, please send us a note at support@vaultme.com and we'll look into it!

  1. If you've always dreamed of having a personalized domain (like 'name@your-name.com') you can create a G Suite account. Google offers unlimited storage for $10 per month (or 25 GBs for $5 per month). Unlimited storage really comes in handy! Check out G Suite here!
  2. If none of the above appeal to you, you could decide to select fewer items to copy from your source account. For example, you might have a lot of Drive data shared with you… so it's possible de-selecting “Shared with Me” will make the copy work for you: