Jul 29, 2022

Amazon Drive Is Ending on December 31, 2023

I am a big fan of string important files of all sorts in the cloud. Along the way, I have recommended a number of different cloud file storage services, including Google Drive. I was surprised today to receive an email message from Google announcing that the company is ending its cloud-based file storage service at the end of this year and will delete any files still stored in Google Drive at that time.

If you have files stored in Google Drive, you need to move them elsewhere.

The notice states:

“Over the last 11 years, Amazon Drive has served as a secure cloud storage service for Amazon customers to back up their files. On December 31, 2023, we will no longer support Amazon Drive to more fully focus our efforts on photos and video storage with Amazon Photos. We will continue to provide customers the ability to safely back up, share, and organize photos and videos with Amazon Photos.”

Moving your files should be a simple process (create a new account on a different service, then drag-and-drop your files from the old service to the new one and wait for the files to complete copying.)”

So where should you create your new cloud file storage account? Actually, there are dozens of such services available.

If you have a rather small collection of files that need to be saved off-site, refer to my earlier article, The 5 Best Free Cloud Storage Services, at For larger collections of files, refer to my other article, 6 (Plus 1) of the Most Popular Cloud Storage Services, at