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Gmail Drive - No more C Drive, D Drive, ....

Updated on April 17, 2008

Gmail Drive - Shell Namespace Extension

Have you heard about Gmail Drive ?? It's a Shell Namespace Extension that creates virtual drive in windows explore!! It allowing you to use your 2 GB storage space of your same Google Gmail account that you use for your mails.

As this is a shell Extention you can do basic file manipulation, like copy and delete, on files inside the GMail folder with the same interface as Windows Explorer. GMail files are physically stored as e-mails on your Google Gmail account. The files are stored in mail attachments, and the filename and file information (such as file size) is stored in the message subject line.

Now to use this google product you need to download free Gmail Drive shell extention software. You can download it from following location -

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/GMail-Drive-shell-extension-Download-15944.html

(File size is only 152kb)

After installing the software you will see Gmail Drive(like C: drive,D: drive ) under windows explore.

To access this drive just double click on Gmail Drive icon,enter your gmail user ID and password. If you don't want to login every time then simply check the box next to Auto Login. That's it..now your extra 2.61 GB of starage space to store anything on it. No need to purchanse additional Hard Drivre for this!

As I mentioned above, once you copy the file on this drive it will appear in your Gmail mails inbox, with the file as an attachment. If you want to open one of the files from Gmail, you need to open the email and then need to download it t oyour PC.

There are few limitations/drawbacks -

1] This shell extention software work with Internet Explorer version 5 and above.

2] You can not upload file with greater than 10MB.

3] Using this software you can make your inbox very much messy, as all the files you copied/transfer to this drive, it show up as emails, with "GMAILFS:/" in the subject line followed by the filename.

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