Files travel well in email. When they have arrived at your Gmail account, they reside sweetly as well. Documents of all sorts also like to gather on Google Drive, of course, where they are useful in multifarious ways. From email received in Gmail, attached files gather in particularly easy a manner at Google Drive.After saving a file to Google Drive from Gmail, you can find—and open—it easily there right from Gmail, too.

Save Attachments to Google Drive from Gmail

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

  • Position the mouse cursor over the attachment you want to save to Google Drive.
  • Click the Save to Drive icon.

To save all files attached to the email in one go:

  • Click the Save all to Drive icon in the attachment area’s header.
  • Note that you cannot move individual files to particular folders if you save them all at once. (You can label and move the saved documents individually in Google Drive, of course.)

Optionally, to move (or label) the saved file:

  • Click the desired folder under Saved to Drive – Move to:.
    • Repeat the step to go to sub-folders.
    • You can add a new folder inside the current one using New Folder.
  • Click Move.

If you have not filed the document:

  • Click Done.

To open a just-saved document in Google Drive:

  • Position the mouse cursor over the attachment you have saved to Google Drive and want to open there.
  • Click the Show in Drive icon.
  • Now click the checked document to open it.

To save all files attached to an email from Gmail to Google Drive:

  • Click the Save all to Drive icon in the attachment area for the email in Gmail.

You can also add files from Google Drive to emails you send in Gmail easily.

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