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GMail Drive - set up multiple free hard drives online

comments by Zia and ClifNotes, updated 27 Nov 2006, updated Nov 2008 permalink Email Tips Web Service

 

 

Comments from Zia at CyberNirvana

I once saw on a message board someone wondering what is the point of having an email storage of 1 Gigabyte...Well, after I found the Gmail drive, I realised that Uncle Google's email is extremely useful!

 

Notes from Clif (updated Apr 2006 and Nov 2008)

It's so easy. Just open Windows Explorer (My Computer) just like you would to see any other hard drive on your system. Drag and drop files. Copy and Delete. Now you have the extra room you need. Google stores it so you don't have to.

 

Since Zia's find of this utility, Gmail has increased storage to over 7 Gigabytes. That makes the Gmail Drive even more valuable for storing your backups or other files.

 

In addition to Gmail Drive there is also a FireFox browser extension called Gmail Space which allows you to upload files to your Gmail accounts.

 

One more huge addition ... now there's a utility that lets you mount 999 Gmail accounts as local drives.

See article at Techie Buzz

 

Can you multiply 999 times 7 gigabytes?

Would you run out of online file space? Ever?

 

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GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium.

 

GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google Gmail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your Gmail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to.

 

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