Gmail Drive....

, posted: 21-Nov-2006 18:47

A few weeks ago while reading New Zealand PC World  and sipping a latte at Esquires St Lukes I came across some info about this cool program: the Gmail Drive Shell Extension. It basically allows you to store files in your Gmail account using windows explorer. To quote the website:

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.

I've downloaded and installed it and it works without any glitches. In My Computer I have a 'GMail Drive' icon and I can drag and drop files to and from the GMail Drive.

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Comment by sbiddle, on 22-Nov-2006 08:18

Just remember it's an "unsupported" application. Google could at anytime disable access.

Comment by Bruce, on 29-Mar-2007 19:07

Hey James,

Tried it.....loved it. Though with the slow internet speeds we have here in NZ it is impossible to store anything large unless you feel like waiting forever and a day. The product itself seems to function perfectly.

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James VanAlstine
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I'm unashamedly a gadget/computer geek. It all started with a Commodore Vic 20 in the early '80s. I'm really into mobile computing. I've had a Palm M125, and an HP Ipaq 2210. Presently I have an HTC Falcon Pocket PC phone and a Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. My computer interests are fixing up old PCs and installing Linux on them. My distros of choice are DSL and PCLinuxOS.

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