How to Disable Google Drive Quick Access

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Google Drive Quick Access section of recent files to learn how you can remove or disable quick access from Google Drive. The ribbon section is taking more space from view section of files and folder. The Quick access section is available both for the desktop version and Android version. Below the steps and procedure to disable and permanently remove the quick access from Google Drive.
Turn off Quick Access
Turn off Quick Access


Disable Quick Access section from Google Drive 

To disable Quick access section from Google Drive follow the steps

  1. Open Google Drive using desktop browser
  2. Click on the Gear > Settings to open GDrive Settings 
  3. In General, tab scroll down to Quick Access and uncheck the radio to disable then click Done 
  4. Refresh Google Drive page to remove Quick Access after turning off. 
Google Drive Gear Settings
Google Drive Gear Settings


Disable or Remove Quick access ribbon panel
Disable or Remove Quick access ribbon panel
Make relevant files handy when you need them. (page refresh required)

Disable Quick Access section from Google Drive Android App

To disable Quick Access section using Android Google Drive App, follow the steps

  1. Open Google Drive App from Android Device
  2. Tap on Menu icon then go to Settings 
  3. Scroll Down to Quick Access and slide the button to remove and turn off Quick Access section
  4. Close Google Drive App and reopen to hide Quick Access bar

GDrive Menu Android App
GDrive Menu Android App


Settings
Settings


Settings Enable or Disable Quick Access
Settings Enable or Disable Quick Access


Mostly users are calling the Quick Access section as ribbon, panel, pan, file bar but the official name from Drive is known as Quick Access Section.

Comparison of Google Drive view with and without Quick Access


Below fig 1 and fig 2 showing the Google Drive view with and without Quick Access. People with more and complex folders dislike due to it is gaining the folder view space on the top. GDrive engineers need to work out on UI of QA section at least to keep a radio check on top for quick enable and disabling of Quick Access view.

Fig 1: Google Drive with Quick Access view

Google Drive with Quick Access Section
Google Drive with Quick Access Section
Google Drive Android App Quick Access View
Google Drive Android App Quick Access View


Fig 2: Google Drive without Quick Access View

Google Drive without Quick Access Section
Google Drive without Quick Access Section

Google Drive Android App without Quick Access View
Google Drive Android App without Quick Access View

I personally like with initial release but start disliking the feature as it's cluttering my folder and file section. I need to scroll more than usual now so decided to permanently disable the quick access view section. Users are getting options initially to turn off or got it the suggestions of Quick access section.

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