How can I use RClone to delete all my GDrive orphan files?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

On Google drive, I deleted a directory that was created by rclone, and now all the 40.000 files inside of it are orphan. There's some way to use RClone to delete all orphan files on my drive? Thank you.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)


Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google drive

If you can include the version rather than latest, that's more helpful.

There isn't an API to show that so you'd have to use the Web Drive if they are oprhaned.


Does the trick and you can delete them.

It doesn't do the trick man, i can't manually delete 40.000 files.
Best thing I've found is this. But that won't work for orphan files.

I use RClone v1.51.0

This is not a solution implemented inside of RClone but i'll give it a shoot and report back:

Why not? Just put it on grid view and scroll down a bit and load up a lot on a page and select all and hit delete.

How did you delete the directory to cause this?

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