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    *New GMailFS

    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 media...

    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 to.

    Ever since Google started to offer users a GMail e-mail account, which includes storage space of a 1000 megabytes, you have had plenty of storage space but not a lot to fill it up with. With GMail Drive you can easily copy files to your GMail account and retrieve them again.
    When you create a new file using GMail Drive, it 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 Drive 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 Drive acts as any other hard-drive installed on your computer.
    You can copy files to and from the GMail Drive folder simply by using drag'n'drop like you're used to with the normal Explorer folders.

    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) to your archived mail folder.
    Please note that GMail Drive 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), and it doesn't make full use of the secure internet protocols available.

    linky

    Does anyone find this interesting?
    Last edited by myth; 12-10-2004 at 08:03 AM.

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    Yeah read it b4 though, they did it for linux about 2 months ago.

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    Hmm that could be handy, will give it a go. My wife is doing a Msc, so could be a good way of backing here files up (on top of a jazz drive) as they could be accessed remotely.

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    does sound rather cool will investigate

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    I used it... It works but I have no use for it! Oh well...

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    Hmm looks interesting .

    I'll give it a go.

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    mine doesnt work, it says the data in the certificate coudl not be verified and wont connect, any other programs that do this, but are better?
    Under Development...

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    Odd just used it, seems fine as long as you keep the number of characters in the name down and file size is less than 10 meg

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    this could have been so useful it just wont work for me wont connect
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    says it needs internet explorer 5 or more

    i needa update mien then i think lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson187
    says it needs internet explorer 5 or more

    i needa update mien then i think lol

    Yore using IE?

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    im using firefox, but it wont work with that either
    Under Development...

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    I wish someone would port this to OS X yet. Considering it started on a linux system it shouldn't be that hard...

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