GMail Drive is a Shell
Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google
Gmail 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 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.
Ever since Google started to offer users a Gmail e-mail account, which
includes storage space of 2000 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 Gmail account and retrieve them again.
When you create a new file using GMail Drive, it generates an e-mail and
posts it to your account. The e-mail appears in your normal Inbox
folder, and the file is attached as an e-mail attachment. GMail Drive
periodically checks your mail account (using the Gmail search function)
to see if new files have arrived and to rebuild the directory
structures. But basically GMail Drive acts as any other hard-drive
installed on your computer.
You can copy files to and from the GMail Drive folder simply by using
drag'n'drop like you're used to with the normal Explorer folders.
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
with the GMAILFS letters in the subject) to your archived mail folder.