Do you have important file like images,documents,pdf etc?. We don’t know when there will be hardware or software crashes. Due to crash all your important files will be lost . Now,lets get into the point. Gmail allows us to use around 7.5 gb of space just for mails/chats etc. More than 90% of space is useless because mails/chats are to less in size and doesn’t occupies much space. We can utilize this space in other ways for ex : Storing your important file in your gmail account would be one of the safest place and you can do this by using Gmail Drive. Its a very useful application.
Gmail drive is a shell extension which enables you to store anything within the free space in your Gmail account.
- To get started you have to DOWNLOAD Gmail drive and then install it.
- After you install it a virtual drive will be created in your “My Computer” and by default it will be named as ” Gmail Drive”
- While accessing it, it will ask for your Gmail account login details, if you Check the auto login it will not demand the login details in future sessions.
- After you login, uploading files is really simple. You just have to drag the files into the Gmail drive folder and as you drop the upload process will start, after the upload is complete you will receive a mail Containing the file uploaded by you.
Gmail Drive works on Windows xp, vista and windows 7.
Using Gmail as file storing will be really a good idea. You will get free 7GB cloud storage space. Where ever your just install the gmail drive at your system and upload the files. When you reach friends place there you can login gmail drive with your login credentials then you can find the files you have uploaded. So no need of any file storage costs, external drives etc. Its a New way too