How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

Are you tired of finding the attachments you need at the time in a pile of emails from the same sender? It is very frustrating and time-consuming at the same time when finding an email attachment as soon as possible takes up your valuable time. You have to go through emails, again and again, to find the attachment if the sender has sent you multiple emails the same day. A great solution to let go of all this hassle is to save Gmail attachments to Google Drive. By doing so you can find all your email attachments at one place and quickly access which one you need.

how to save gmail attachments to google drive

Google developed and launched Google Drive on April 24, 2012, and since then it has become a great service to store files online. Google Drive includes other services like Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides which also make it easy for users to edit the attachments in one place. Using the in-built Office Suite users can easily edit documents, drawings, forms, presentations, etc. So you don’t only have the benefit of saving your Gmail attachments to Google Drive but you can edit those documents too at the same place.

In this article, we will guide you through a step by step tutorial on how to save Gmail attachments to google drive automatically and very easily. This will save a lot of your useful time and make the process easy too. But first, you may also want to check out “How to Check Google Drive Storage“. This will inform you how much storage you have and how to get rid of unnecessary items in your Google Storage so that you have enough space to store your Gmail attachments to it.

How to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive

We have listed two ways to save Gmail attachments to Google Drive. The first one is for Desktop users and the second one is for Mobile users.

Steps to Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive on Desktop

1. Open Email Containing the Attachment

Open your Gmail account and choose the email containing the attachments that you want to save to Google Drive. All emails appear under Inbox.

open email with attachments

2. Click on “Save to Drive” for One Attachment

Take your cursor over the attachments. As you take your cursor over the attachments two options will be highlighted over the attachments. The first one on the left side is the “Download” and the second one on the right side is “Save to Drive”. The “Save to Drive” refers to Google Drive. Click on the “Save to Drive” option. Doing so will automatically save your Gmail attachment to your Google Drive.

If you have more then one folder in your Google Drive to keep things organized then you will be prompted to choose the folder you want the attachment to be saved in.

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3. Organize your Attachments

After you have completed the steps above an “Added to My Device Organize” icon will show up on the attachment. Click on “Organize”. You can create a “New Folder” here and also check where your attachment is located.

Added to My Drive

4. Click “Save to Drive” for Multiple Attachments

If you have more then one attachment in the email and you want to save all the attachments at one time directly to Google Drive then this is the right option for you.

Click on the “Save to Drive” option located at the right side of the attachments. This will save all the attachments at once to your Google Drive. But if you have multiple folders in the Google Drive then you will be prompted to choose one as the location of your email attachments. But selecting this option you cannot send these attachments to different folders. All the attachments will be located in the same place. If you want to save these attachments to different folders, then you can go with the method above and choose each attachment and its location manually.

save multiple files to google drive

Steps to Save Gmail Attachments on Google Drive on Mobile

Google offers the “Gmail” app for having quick access to your emails. This application is compatible with iOS which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and the Gmail app is also compatible with Android devices. Using this app the users can save there Gmail attachments to Google Drive.

1. Open Gmail App on your Mobile Device

Click on the Gmail App on your mobile device.

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2. Click on the Email having Attachments

Choose the email having the attachments you want to save to your Google Drive and open it.

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3. Choose the Attachment you want to save

You cannot save all the attachments at once so you have to save each one individually. Click on the attachment you want to save to Google Drive and it will open.

choose attachment

4. Click on “Google Drive” icon

As the attachment opens it will display options on the top of the screen. You will see the Download, Google Drive icon and Share icon on the top. Click on the “Google Drive” icon located in between the download and share icon. Your attachment will be saved to Google Drive.

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Steps to Open a Saved Gmail Attachment in Drive

The following steps will guide you through the step by step process on how to open the attachment that you have in Google Drive through your Gmail.

1. Choose the Attachment you want to open

Take the cursor on the attachment that you have already saved to Google Drive. Click on the “Save to Drive” icon that you earlier used to save the attachment to Google Drive. And then click on it.

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2. Click on “Organize”

As you click on the “Save to Drive” just below it the “Organize” option will show up. Click on it.

organize attachment

3. Click on the Attachment link

When you click on “Organize” a small window will pop up. Choose the location of your Gmail attachment and then click on it. The link will automatically take you to the Google Drive web address and open the selected file for you.

open saved attachment on google drive

Conclusion

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