Get started: Drive setup guide for admins

Turn Docs creation on or off

This feature is only available with Drive Enterprise.

With Drive Enterprise edition, your users get Google Drive and Google Docs editors, such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides. If you only want Drive, you can turn off Docs creation.

If you turn off Docs creation, users can’t create or copy Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings. They'll no longer see menu items, icons, or other options to create or copy documents in G Suite applications. Users can still:

  • Use Docs editors to work on Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings they already own.
  • Edit or view Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings that other people share with them.

Turn off the option to create new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, click Apps and then G Suite and then Drive and Docs and then Features and Applications.
  3. In the Docs Creation section, select Do not allow users to create new files.

    The next time users reload each G Suite application, the options to create or copy new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings will disappear.

Turn New Google Sites on or off

You can turn New Sites on or off using a separate control. This option determines whether users can create or edit sites in the new version of Google Sites. Classic Sites are not available with Drive Enterprise.

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