How to Save Gmail Attachments in Google Drive Automatically
How to Save Gmail Attachments in Google Drive Automatically

Why Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive?


User Case:

Hi, I've been doing some research on this topic, but I haven't been able to find a clear answer. I was wondering if there is a way to automatically save all my email attachments to Google Drive. I receive a lot of invoices, and it can be time-consuming to download them manually from each email. It would be much more convenient for me if they were automatically saved to my hard drive via Google Drive. Does anyone have any suggestions?

- Question from Gmail Help

In today's digital world, we rely heavily on email for communication, both personal and professional. Gmail is one of the most popular email services used worldwide. While Gmail provides ample storage space, it can become challenging to manage and organize attachments received in emails. However, Google Drive is an excellent tool to store and manage files, especially attachments.

As we all receive numerous work-related and personal attachments via Gmail, it's crucial to save these documents to Google Drive for easy future access. Transferring your work email attachments to Google Drive can also save valuable time and energy by providing quick and convenient access to all your Gmail attachments in a centralized location.

  • Easy access to attachments from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • No need to search through numerous emails to find a specific attachment.
  • Free up storage space in Gmail by moving attachments to Google Drive.
  • Collaborate with others on files stored in Google Drive.

Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically: Using MultCloud

Your emails and attachments in Gmail may significantly increase day by day. Therefore, it’s best for you to find a solution for Gmail automatically save attachments to Google Drive without downloading or uploading. And the best way to achieve this is by using a professional email backup service, MultCloud. MultCloud is an industry-leading cloud file manager that serves for direct cloud-to-cloud transfer and safe email-to-cloud migration.

  • Email Migration: Save Gmail emails and attachments to cloud.
  • Email to PDF: Convert emails as PDFs to clouds or local drives.
  • Cloud to Cloud: One-key transfer/sync/backup data across clouds.
  • Cloud Management: Access and manage all clouds in one place.

Automatically Send Gmail Attachments to Google Drive via Email Migration

With the Email Migration feature, you can choose one or multiple emails to save attachments to Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, or other clouds with a single click. The Schedule function can automatically save Gmail attachments from your Gmail Inbox to your Google Drive at specific times.

Step 1. Sign up for MultCloud and log in.

Step 2. Click “Add Email” and choose the Gmail icon, then log in to your Gmail account to add your Gmail to MultCloud. After that, click “Add Cloud” and choose the Google Drive or Google Workspace icon to add your Google Drive to MultCloud as well.

Add Gmail to MultCloud
Add Gmail to MultCloud

Step 3. Click the “Email Migration” tab from the left. In the FROM area, choose emails in Gmail that you want to save the attachments to Google Drive. Then choose a Google Drive folder in the TO area. After that, click “Migrate Now” to let MultCloud save your Gmail emails and attachments to Google Drive immediately.

Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive via Email Migration
Save Gmail Attachments to Google Drive via Email Migration


  • Make sure you have selected “Save Attachments” in the “Options”.
  • You can open the “Schedule” to choose a daily, weekly, or monthly plan for MultCloud to perform the same Email Migration task automatically.
Options for Email Migration
Options for Email Migration
Schedules for Email Migration
Schedules for Email Migration

Save Attachments from Gmail to Google Drive Manually: Add to Drive

Since Gmail and Google Drive are both provided by the tech giant, Google, Gmail allows you to directly save Gmail attachments from a single email to your Google Drive. You can do this on your computer through the Gmail website. Or, you can send Gmail attachment to Google Drive on your mobile device through the Gmail mobile app.

Move Gmail Attachments to Google Drive through Gmail Web

Step 1. Log in to your Gmail on the browser.

Step 2. Open an email that has the attachments that you want to save to Google Drive.

Step 3. Hover your cursor over the attachment and click the “Add to Drive” button. Then you will receive a message notifying you that the attachment has been added to your Google Drive.

Gmail Save Attachment to Google Drive
Gmail Save Attachment to Google Drive

In the End

Saving attachments from Gmail to Google Drive can help you better organize and manage your files, making it easier to access and share them. With the step-by-step guide provided in this article, you can easily save Gmail attachments to Google Drive manually or automatically.

Besides, if you want to put double protection on your Gmail attachments or access Gmail attachments from different clouds, you can also use the Cloud Sync function tosync saved files from Google Drive to Dropbox and other clouds in real-time and other excellent sync modes.


Is it possible to save all attachments from multiple emails at once?

Yes, certain tools or extensions like MultCloud can help you save attachments from multiple emails simultaneously. These tools often provide options to filter, select, and save attachments from a batch of emails in one go.

Are the attachments saved individually or in a compressed format?

This depends on the method you use. Some tools save attachments individually, while others might compress them into a single file (such as a ZIP archive) before storing them in Google Drive.

Can I choose the destination folder in Google Drive for saving attachments?

Yes, typically, when using third-party tools or extensions, you can specify the destination folder in your Google Drive where you want to save the attachments.

Can I access saved attachments offline in Google Drive?

Yes, Google Drive allows you to mark files as "Available offline," which enables you to access them even without an internet connection.

Do I need to pay for extra storage in Google Drive to save attachments?

If the attachments you're saving exceed your free Google Drive storage limit, you may need to upgrade to a paid plan to accommodate the additional storage.

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