Copy Gmail Attachments Directly To Google Drive Cloud Storage

by Rohit Khurana on May 4, 2012


Gmail is one of the most popular free email services and we have been using it for many years now. One great thing about Gmail is that it is linked to all the Google services as Gmail itself is one of the services by Google. One login for Gmail lets you in to multiple services including popular ones like YouTube, Google Documents / Google Drive, Google reader etc. Recently Google has announced its new service called Google Drive, which in simple words is a very valuable extension to Google Docs or Google Documents service. It now supports free could storage of 5 GB (can be expanded for a price), with automatic synchronizing support for many platforms including Windows OS, MAC OS, iPhone and iPad, Android Phones and tablets etc.

Save gmail attachments to google drive


One of the common uses of cloud storage is to save important files and data which maybe your official files, personal files, pictures, or any other stuff which you would like to access from various devices and want to keep them safe. How about saving a file you get as an email attachment in your Gmail inbox directly to Google Drive! Yes it is possible and in past we have shared a similar solution here – Save Gmail Attachments To Google Docs Without Downloading which is also quite useful and similar. In this article, we share a very convenient to use Google Chrome extension which gives an option to directly save any Gmail attachment file directly to the Google Drive without any need to download it to your computer. This will not only save the time spend in downloading, it will also make the saved file available on your smartphone or tablet using the Google Drive application or the web-app.

save to drive option in gmail attachment

Sadly this extension is available only for Google Chrome as of now but we expect it to hit the Firefox soon. Simply add the Gmail Attachment To Drive extension to your Google Chrome Browser, restart Google Chrome and login to your Gmail account. When you open any email with an attachment below it, you will see an additional option which says “Save To Drive” clicking on this option will directly save the attachment file to Google Drive. Hope you find this tip handy, do check out some more Gmail Tips and Tricks by TroubleFixers.

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Frederic Bazin May 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

I could not find an extension to save any links to Drive. I hate to see office opening after I clicked on a link.

It would be so convenient to extend the ability to sending random links to drive/gdoc rather than opening locally and then uploading.

Did you see similar extension ?

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