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Windows 7: GMail Drive - Use 8GB as Local Storage

GMail Drive - Use 8GB as Local Storage

How to Use GMail Drive 8GB as Local Storage
Published by rsvr85
30 Sep 2009
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How to Use GMail Drive 8GB as Local Storage

information   Information
This will show you how to utilize the GMail Drive 8GB of storage as local storage in Windows Explorer.

Be aware that support for this tool may suspend at any time if Google decides to block its use. Also prepare to reboot your system.
warning   Warning
This is not 64-bit compatible.

Here's How:
1. To get started, download the latest version of GMail Drive from and install it. You’ll notice that it’s dropped an addition to your ‘Computer’ in Explorer.

2. Right click the GMail Drive in Computer an select Login As…

3. Enter your vital statistics and hit OK

4. You may get a window saying “enumerating folder”. Try not to disturb Explorer or this window whilst it’s working. When it's finished you'll be asked if you'd like to reboot.
Once your in, it’s a simple case of dragging and dropping your documents, pictures, music into the GMail Drive.

It’ll instantly sync your GMail Drive with your online GMail account, where you can listen to, view the item, download, or view as a Google Document.

Have Fun!!
08 Oct 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 RC

Thanks for the information.
This will help in taking a backup of vital documents.

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by praseodeveloper View Post
Thanks for the information.
This will help in taking a backup of vital documents.
You're welcome

That's where i feel it will come in most handy too. Not much else you can use it for, but's 8GB free storage
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise

great info, thx guys, i didn't know that. but when i try it i got an error like this:

""An Error occurred: Login Failed
System error Message
A google approach to email.

Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. After all, Gmail has
Less spam
Keep unwanted messages out of your inbox with Google's innovative technology.
Mobile access
Read Gmail on your mobile phone by pointing your phone's web browser.... ""

so i searched the web and also found a workaround for this error, here it is:

You have to install the Google Toolbar on Internet Explorer. Once this is done, you have to login on Gmail by using the "Sign In" button on the right part of the Goggle Toolbar in Internet Explorer. Keep the Internet Explorer window open with green button confirming your properly login with Google !
Once this is done, your can use Gmail Drive and it works as usual !

hope this will be usefull to others...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I can´t seem to get this working, the icon doesn´t show on my drive list.
The shortcut that it creates on the desktop just opens windows explorer and no gmail drive anywhere.

I uninstalled it, reinstaled it again and it shows a message saying that the software is already installed and look for the drive in my computer...

I´ve search around and the are a few more unsolved cases like mine...

thanx in advance
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You may be better off heading over to the authors website for questions. This isn't very mainstream software and i certainly don't know how to fix problems that may arise from using it. Everything went without a hitch for me.
Sorry i can't be more help........maybe someone else knows how a fix.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7

Hi Guys,
Gmail Drive is great feature. Tons of thanks for sharing such vital information.
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lajpatkurdiya View Post
Hi Guys,
Gmail Drive is great feature. Tons of thanks for sharing such vital information.
You're welcome lajpatkurdiya & welcome to Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7

thnx dude
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
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