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Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Use Gmail as a Personal File Server

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Access your files from any computer by using Gmail as a personal file server.

Step 1: Download
Download the Gmail Drive shell extension. The extension is only available for Windows.

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The program Gspace can be used with any PC or Mac and works as an extension under tools in the Firefox web browser.

Step 2: Setup
Run Setup to install the Gmail Drive shell extension.

Step 3: Restart
Restart your computer.

Step 4: Open the drive
Go to My Computer and find the drive labeled Gmail Drive. Double click to open it.

Step 5: Enter account information
Enter your Gmail username and password when prompted.

Step 6: Transfer files
Drag and drop files into the folder when the window opens. Any previously downloaded attachments from your email will also be on the drive.

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Avoid storing sensitive or important files on the Gmail drive. This is not an official option approved by Google.

Step 7: Install on all your computers
Install the shell extension on any other computers you use so you can access your files from anywhere.

Did You Know?
The original name for the search engine Google was BackRub.

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