If you have an important file in Gmail that you want to save it on Google Drive, then this post shows how it can be done. It is possible to save attachments from Gmail to Google Drive with the help of this simple tutorial. For your information, you do not need to download any third-party software, extension or opt for any service since Gmail allows users to do it using an in-built option.
Gmail is a popular and trustworthy email service that you can use for any purpose. Although Gmail and Google Drive are integrated into each other, Gmail doesn’t save images or any other attachments in Google Drive, by default. But, sometimes, you might need to keep a file to Google Drive so that you can use or share it with someone.
Please note that you can save any attachment, including image, document, etc. However, at times, you might not see the option, that we will be showing you here. At such times, you need to opt for the manual method. This implies that you need to save the attachment and upload it to Google Drive manually. Other than that, you can follow this guide to get the job done.
How to automatically save Gmail attachments to Google Drive
To save attachments from Gmail to Google Drive, follow these steps-
- Open an email that contains attachments.
- Click the Save to Drive/Save all to Drive button.
- Select a path where you want to save.
To get started, log in to your Gmail account from a web browser on your PC and open an email that contains attachments.
If the email has single attachment, you will not find any option, by default. You need to hover your mouse over the attachment to get the Save to Drive button.
This saves attachments in the root directory. If you want to move it to a specific folder, you can click the Organize button, and select a path where you want to save the file.
If your email contains multiple attachments and you want to save them all to Google Drive, there is no need to use the method as mentioned above.
Instead of that, you can click the Save all to Drive button to do that automatically.
As usual, you can move files to some other folder once they are saved in your Google Drive storage.
That’s it! I hope it helps.