Save attachments to Google Drive from Gmail

Contents
  1. Use Google Drive to organize and share your email attachments
  2. Save attachments to Google Drive from Gmail
  3. Open a saved Gmail attachment on disk

Use Google Drive to organize and share your email attachments

If you get a lot of email attachments that come to your Gmail account, you can save them to Google Drive, where you can access them from any internet-connected device and easily share them with others.

Once you save the file to Google Drive from Gmail, you can find and access it very easily from Gmail.

This procedure works for Gmail on the web.

Save attachments to Google Drive from Gmail

To save files attached to an email message to your Google Drive account directly from a message in Gmail:

  1. Open the email with the attachment.

  2. Hover over the attachment you want to save to Google Drive. There are two icons on the attachment: one to download and one to save to disk.

  3. Click the icon Save to disk on an attachment to send it directly to Google Drive. If you have already set up multiple folders in Google Drive, you will be prompted to select the correct folder.

  4. To save all files attached to an email to Google Drive at once, click the Save everything to disk next to attachments. Keep in mind that you can’t move individual files to specific folders if you save them all at once, but you can move saved documents individually in Google Drive.

Open a saved Gmail attachment on disk

To open an attachment you just saved to Google Drive:

  1. In a Gmail email with an attachment icon, hover over the attachment you saved in Google Drive and want to open.

  2. Click on icon Organize on disk

  3. In the pop-up menu that opens, click the link where you saved the attachment. When you click on it, the disc will open in a new window with the attachment already selected.

  4. If you have multiple folders set up in Google Drive, you may see Organize in Drive instead. You can move the file to another folder in Google Drive before opening it.

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