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Disable Google Drive drive letter
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How can I completely prevent the new Google Drive app from mounting the Google Drive folder as a virtual drive? As in, stop it from mounting to any drive letter. This "feature" is pretty useless for me and just clutters up explorer.

Unrelated, but Backup and Sync had an option to disable syncing all USB devices. Now it must be done one by one as they are connected. How can I disable syncing for all USB devices, current and future?

So far the new app seems to be exclusively be a downgrade in functionality. Not happy.
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It's also adding a new quick access link on every launch, and even deleting the entry results in it just being added back in.
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I agree with this wholeheartedly. I swapped over a few minutes ago and it seems to just be removing all customization and cluttering up things.

Please let us manage our own computers!
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That isn't a helpful answer. I've been in I.T. as a director for more than 15 years and this new Drive circumvents nearly all non-registry hack ways of hiding a drive. Encouraging people to edit things that could potentially brick their system is not a good answer to this horrible "feature".
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I really like that the mounted virtual drive doesn't even point to the actual folder, but instead to a shortcut to the folder.

Anyways, from the business-side I'm really glad we have no plans to utilize Gdrive, and on a personal-side this was the last kick I needed to move to an alternative service.
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someone suggested just change the drive letter, to me that is not the problem I do not want it as extra drive as it has evolved into.
ray
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