Use Gmail As A Storage Drive With GFileStorage
By on June 10th, 2008

Online storage space is becoming cheaper and cheaper by the day and we have covered many such free to use online storage websites. Quite some time back we had also posted how to use your Gmail account as your storage device.

Today we will review another such tool which certain has more advantages over other tools available to backup data to your Gmail account.

What is the tool to backup data to your Gmail account?

GFileStorage is a java applet / application which will allow you to easily backup your files to your Gmail account. GFileStorage allows users to manage multiple accounts at once which most of the other tools do not allow you to.

In addition to that GFileStorage will also split larger files so that it does not surpass the limits put in by Gmail for each mail message.

Using GFileStorage

Using GFileStorage is quite easy and you just need to login into your Gmail account to start uploading and downloading files from your Gmail account.


You can add in multiple accounts to GFileStorage and manage all of them at the same time. Once you have added your Gmail accounts you can start managing them clicking on the File upload in the left hand side menu.


GFileStorage also provides you with handy reports for the uploads and downloads you have made to any particular Gmail account.


GFileStorage Features

  1. Free to use with no advertisements ever on the application or website!
  2. No file extension restrictions
  3. Automatic load balancing
  4. Data Encryption
  5. Nothing to install
  6. Complete Privacy
  7. Batching
  8. Because GFileStorage uses Gmail, you are ensured world class data persistence.

New features to be included in future versions

  1. Revision control
  2. Sharing
  3. Different views (As opposed to the excellent drag and drop tree view)


Requirements to Run GFileStorage

GFileStorage is a executable jar (Java archive) file and does not require any installations. You do need to have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be able to run GFileStorage on your PC.

If you do not have JRE installed on your PC you can download the latest version from the official Java website.

Since GFileStorage uses JRE to run the application you can use the application on any operating system.

Download: GFileStorage

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