Saving Attachments to your Google Drive – Jenny’s Weekly Tip #6

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Google Drive: Saving Attachments to your Drive

Have you ever received an email with an attachment and wanted to save it to Google Drive, but didn’t know how? Well I have just the thing for you.

To save an attachment to your Drive you have the following three options:

1.Download the attachment to your PC and then upload to your Drive on the internet.

a. Download the attachment to your PC.

b. Login to Google Drive and select the arrow icon next to ‘Create’ (located in the top left corner of Google Drive) and select file.

c.Navigate to the file you wish to upload and click open.

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d.The file will be listed in the your ‘My Drive’ section.


2. Drag and drop the downloaded file into Google Drive

a. Download the attachment

b. The download with appear at the bottom of your browser (in this example I am using Chrome, but it also works in Safari and Firefox).

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c. Drag and drop the download into Google Drive and wait for the upload to complete.

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d. Your file will appear in your drive, or int he folder you wish to upload the document to.

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3. Download the attachment to your Google Drive folder on your PC.

a. Download the attachment (the file name will appear at the bottom of your browser window)

b. Click and drag the file into the Google Drive folder on your desktop

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c.If you do not have a shortcut on your desktop, open downloads to locate the file.

d. Continue to click, drag and drop into your Google Drive Folder.

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e. A sync will take place (only when you are connected to the internet) automatically and your file will be located in your ‘My Drive’ section.

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MAC Users

a.If you are a Mac user, download the attachment and open the Downloads folder to locate the attachment.

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b.Once you have found the file, click and then drag the file into the Google Drive folder located on the folder list to the left.

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c.If you click the Google Drive Folder, you will see you Document listed.

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d.You can now access the document on your My Drive on the internet.

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Attaching a Google Document to your Email

a.To attach a Google Doc, simply hover over the ‘+’ sign in you email message and click the Google Docs icon

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b.Select the location of the file; either in your Drive or you can upload for your PC. Continue to click Insert.

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c.Once the file has been attached it will appear in your email

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Was this post helpful? I would love to hear how you got on with this. If you have any questions or comments, do post them here and I’ll get back to you.

If there are any subjects you would like to see tackled, then again, post a comment and we will be happy to help.

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By Jenny Bamber
1 October 2013
Jenny's Weekly TipsThe Good Systems Blog

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