Gmail Drive is a third party software extension originally thought up by Richard Jones  that allows you to use your Gmail account as though it is a drive attached to your local machine.  You have the ability to drag and drop files into that drive and retrieve the files from another machine if necessary.  Let’s take a look at how it works.

Once installed the drive shows up in My Computer or Computer in Vista.

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Once installed you can double click the drive and you will be prompted to login with your Gmail account credentials

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Splash screen while Gmail logs you into your account.

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Once logged on the drive appears as an empty Windows Explorer view, just drag and drop a file into the drive.

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You will get this indication screen while the file is being uploaded to your Gmail account.

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Now when you log into your Gmail account you can identify the files as they will be labeled “G-Drive GMAILFS”.

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I find this application handy for transferring smaller files so i am able to access them anywhere there is a web connection.  It is easier than opening a session to email yourself the file.  Just keep in mind this will use up your allotted Gmail account space.  There are also some restrictions to this application.