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GMail Drive is a free namespace extension ('add-on') for Microsoft Windows. It allows a user to access a virtual drive stored in a Gmail e-mail account by causing the contents of the Gmail account appear as a new network share on the user's workstation. In order to use this add-on, a user needs a Gmail e-mail account. The add-on enables a user to use the normal Windows desktop file copy and paste commands to transfer files to and from the Gmail account as if it were a drive on the computer.
GMail Drive uses the inbox of the users GMail account to store files. Consequently, restrictions on the GMail service are also enforced when using GMail. For example, users are not able to upload files greater than 10 MB. GMail also prevents users from transferring certain file types, such as an executable or zip archive. Some users overcome this restriction by renaming the file extension.
GMail Drive Features
- With GMail Drive you can easily copy files to your GMail account and retrieve them again.
- 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.GMail Drive shell extension is a tool that creates a virtual filesystem.
Updates : GMail Drive Updates
Did You Know?
GMail Drive periodically checks the mail account (using the Gmail search function) to see if new files have arrived and to rebuild the virtual drive's directory structures.