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If you receive many attachments to the emails you receive in your Gmail account, you need to store them on Google Drive, where you can access them from any device with an Internet connection and share them easily with other users.
Once you have saved a file from Gmail to Google Drive, you can easily find it and open it in Gmail.
How To Save Gmail Attachments in Google Drive?
To save your Gmail attachments in Google Drive, do the following:
- Launch the Gmail application on your device and log in with your username and password.
- Find the email containing the attachment you want to save in Google Drive and click on it to open it.
- Once your email opens, move your mouse over the attachment you want to save in Google Drive and click the Save to Hard Disk icon.
This allows you to instantly save the attachment you need in Google Drive, so you can access it anytime, anywhere. In addition, you are no longer dependent on a particular device to access this file, but you can access it from any device with an Internet connection.
How to Open a Saved Gmail Attachment in Drive
To open an attachment you just saved in Google Drive:
- In the Gmail email with the attachment icon, place the mouse pointer over the attachment you saved in Google Drive and want to open.
- Select Organize in the player.
- In the Fly-Open menu that appears, select the link to the location where you saved the attachment. When you select it, the player opens in a new window with the attachment already selected.
- If you have more than one folder configured on Google Drive, you will see Organize in Drive instead. You can choose to move the file to another Google Drive folder before opening it.
Gmail is the most widely used email application today. It offers users great flexibility in the organization of their e-mail and is also a very effective means of communication. Google Drive is another amazing utility from Google that is indeed cloud storage to store large amounts of data. Today, most people prefer to store their information in the cloud to improve accessibility. Sometimes we receive emails that contain several attachments.
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