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My Google Chromebook, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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7. Managing Files and Using External Storage

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In this chapter, you learn how to manage stored and downloaded files on your Chromebook, and on external devices connected to your Chromebook.

Using the Files App

Using External Storage Devices

Your Chromebook is designed to be a cloud-based computing device. That is, it’s designed to work with web-based applications and files stored on the Web. As such, most Chromebooks don’t have much in the way of internal storage—a relatively meager 16GB of flash memory (32GB on some more expensive machines) and no hard drive.

Although this is enough storage to hold the Chrome OS and a minimal number of pictures ...

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