How to Save Gmail Attachments Directly to Google Drive

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Google Drive, as we know is yet another contender in the world of cloud storage. Since its inception, Google Drive is giving a tough competition to its competitors. End users also don’t need to sign-up with any third part as those who have a Google account can directly sign-in with the same login credentials, thus you have to remember one less login details.

Have you ever wanted to save your Gmail attachments to Google Drive directly, without a lengthy process like downloading the attachment to your PC and then uploading it to Google Drive? Yes, this can be done and fortunately, we have an easy solution for you.

Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive

For this purpose, we can use an extension for Google Chrome named as Gmail Attachments To Drive. During the installation process, this extension asks you to grant permission to access your Gmail account as well as tabs and browsing history. Click on Add to install this extension.

How to Save Gmail Attachments Directly to Google Drive

After the extension is installed, you can open your Gmail message that contains the attachment that you want to save to your Google Drive. Scroll down to the attachments section and now you can see a new option labelled as Save To Drive. Click on this option and your file will be uploaded to Google Drive.

A new tab will open that will confirm that the “file has been saved to Google Docs”. You can now click on the “Go to Google Docs” link to check your Google Drive account. This file is not saved in any folder, but it will be saved directly in the root of your Google Drive.

If you try to save a file that is already there in Google Drive, this extension creates a duplicate file with the same name. Apart from this small bug, the extension works flawlessly. This extension offers a super simple way to save the Gmail attachments to Google Drive.

Of course if you are using Google Drive’s desktop app, then all you need to do is to just drag and drop the file to the Google Drive folder. Your file will be automatically uploaded online.

Google Chrome users can download this extension from Chrome WebStore.

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