How to Show or Hide Google Drive in Quick Access on Windows 11

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The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to display or conceal Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 11. It explains the benefits of adding Google Drive to Quick Access, allowing users easy and quick access to frequently used files. The process involves configuring the Google Drive app settings through the…

This article explains how to show or hide Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 11.

Google Drive is a cloud storage and file synchronization service developed by Google. It allows users to store and share files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and collaborate with others in real time.

One can configure many settings with the Google Drive app on Windows. Users can install and start Google Drive at loginstream Google Drive to a folder or driver letterpause syncingadd files and photos to sync with Google Drive, stream or mirror files on Google Drive, and more.

By default, Google Drive will stream your files to a drive letter on your computer. All your files are stored in the cloud. You can access them via File Explorer using the drive letter assigned to it.

There’s a setting to include Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer.

Adding Google Drive to Quick Access in File Explorer makes accessing your Google Drive files and folders easier and quicker. Quick Access is a feature in File Explorer that allows users to easily access frequently used folders and files.

By adding Google Drive to Quick Access, you can quickly access your Google Drive files without having to navigate to them manually. You can also customize Quick Access to show only the folders and files you want, making organizing and accessing your important files and folders convenient.

Add or remove Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer

As mentioned, you can add or remove Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer for easier and quicker Access.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Google Drive flyout window from the notification area. You can do that by clicking the Taskbar overflow and selecting the Google Drive icon to open its flyout window.

Pause and resume syncing to Google Drive

When the flyout opens, select the Settings (gear) at the top of the screen and click Preferences.

Sync files with Google Drive and photos with Google Photos

On the Preferences page, select the Setting gear at the top right to open the Settings page.

Google Drive launch on login on or off

On the Settings page, check the box next to “Show Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer” to turn on this feature.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

Google Drive show in quick access in File Explorer

You should see the Google Drive drive in the Quick Access section in File Explorer when enabled.

Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer

That should do it~

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to hide or unhide Google Drive in Quick Access in File Explorer. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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