Where are my backed up photos on Google Drive?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

If you have backed up your photos using Google Photos, they are not stored on Google Drive. Google Photos is a separate app and service from Google Drive, although they are both owned by Google.

To find your backed up photos, you need to open the Google Photos app on your Android phone or tablet. Make sure you are signed in to the correct Google account that you used to back up your photos.

Once you have opened the Google Photos app, you will see multiple tabs at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the “Library” tab, which is usually the second tab from the left.

In the Library section, you will find different categories such as “Photos,” “Albums,” “For You,” and “Archive.” Tap on the “Archive” option, which is usually the last option in the Library section.

Archived photos are hidden from your main Photos view, but they can still be accessed and restored from the Archive section. You will find all your backed up photos in the Archive section.

If you want to unarchive a photo and bring it back to your main Photos view, simply open the photo and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. From the menu, select “Unarchive” and the photo will be restored to your main Photos view.

It’s important to note that if you are looking for your backed up photos on Google Drive, you won’t find them there. Google Photos and Google Drive are separate services, and photos backed up using Google Photos are stored in the cloud specifically for Google Photos.

In conclusion, to find your backed up photos on Google Photos, open the app, go to the Library section, and tap on the Archive option. Your backed up photos will be stored there. Remember that Google Drive is a separate service and does not store photos backed up using Google Photos.