Use Gmail as a Hard Drive

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If you have a Google Gmail account, you also have mucho storage space available to you — well over two gigabytes. That space is supposed to be for e-mail. Storing files there is awkward at best. Gmail Drive turns your Gmail box into a place to store files — your computer sees it as another hard drive.

In essence, Gmail Drive creates a virtual new hard drive — actually in the Google space but it looks as though it's on your own PC. You can use it to create folders, and drag, drop, open and close files as you normally would. When you do create a file in Gmail Drive, the program signals it by creating a message in your Gmail in the Inbox, with the file as an attachment, so that you can treat it as e-mail if you want to. The author suggests that as this will clutter up your inbox, you might want to filter out the messages created by Gmail Drive, and gives the method to do it.

The program requires Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. The author cautions that the software is still very much in development — experimental, in fact — that there are still bugs and limitations. Nonetheless, this is very much worth looking into as it makes available a fair whack of storage which is immune to the ills of your own PC!

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One Response to “Use Gmail as a Hard Drive”

  1. Ron says:

    very good sharing.
    you will find a step by step approach with figures here
    http://boyron.blogspot.com/2007/05/google-tips-use-gmail-as-hard-drive.html