GMail Drive shell extension
GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Mail 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
GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the
Ever since Google started to offer
users a Gmail
e-mail account, which includes storage space of 8000 megabytes, you have had plenty of
storage space but not a lot to fill it up with. With GMail Drive you can
easily copy files to your Google Mail Account and retrieve them again.
Because the Gmail files will clutter up your Inbox folder, you may wish
to create a filter in Gmail to automatically move the files (prefixed
Please note that GMail Drive is still an experimental tool. There's still a
number of limitations of the file-system (such as total filename size must
be less than 65 characters). Since the tool hooks up with the free Gmail
Service provided by Google, changes in the Gmail system may break the
tool's ability to function. I cannot guarantee that files stored in this
manner will be accessible in the future.
Be aware that support for this tool may suspend at any time if Google decides to block its use.
Installation RequirementsInternet Explorer 5 or better
Useful LinksOriginal idea by Richard Jones
Download FilesGMail Drive v1.0.19 - download site
Article submitted 10/4/2004.