Sunday, December 2, 2007

Get Your GDrive Today

GDrive This is actually an old piece of code. But since there is this big fuss about Google entering the Online File Storage market, I thought I'd remind a few people that you can already get your files on Google's servers (if that makes you happy).

There are already a lot of websites for online file sharing. Rapidshare,  and a few others come to the mind, but people want to store files on Google's servers. Google has also said that it'll provide a GDrive service for online file storage pretty soon. For people who don't like to wait, there's been a software that's been storing files and whatever on your gmail account. With Gmail giving you more than 5GB space and anyone is allowed to signup for an account, Gmail can be used as a very useful tool for filesharing.

The original idea was given by Richard Jones, and has been available for 2 years now. Its called the Gmail Drive or GmailFS. Gmail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Mail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium.

From the software's website:

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.

There is a warning though that Google may change their code in the back-end and make this software somewhat useless. But until it works, you can have a free and fast online server to store your files. Download the software here and have your files on Google's servers!!

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