- When you create a new file using GMail Disk, GMail Disk 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 Disk 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 Disk acts as any other hard-drive installed on your computer. You can copy files to and from the GMail Disk folder simply by using drag'n'drop like you're used to with the normal Explorer folders.
- GMail Disk 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 Disk 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.
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.
Please note that GMail Disk is still an experimental tool. There's still a number of limitations of the file-system (such as total filename size must be less than 40 characters). Since the tool hooks up with the free GMail Service provided by Google, changes in the GMail system may break the tools ability to function. I cannot guarantee that files stored in this manner will be accessible in the future.
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