Back it up !

Tools

Today I found 2 tools which help in backing up your data at the expense of Gmail !. One shows the gmail as a drive in windows explorer, the other shows the gmail as a ftp host !

Read on for more info ….

GSpace

This extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (2 GB) for file storage. It acts as a remote machine. You can transfer files between your hard drive and gmail. This extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (2 GB) for file storage. It acts as a remote a FTP host and you can upload and download your files. You can downloaded the firefox extension from download.com.

Gmail Drive

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. However there is a disclaimer saying that google can block its use at any time.

After you upload, the files land in your mailbox as a mail from yourself (sender is ‘me’). Create a label say ‘backup’ and create a rule to label and archive such messages automatically -) .

I found the first one easy to use and no “disclaimer” like GDrive. Please note that in both the tools you might get error initially while logging in. Try again and you are logged in successfully !

And those who don’t have a gmail id , let me know, I have a “few” invites left !

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