Send to Google Drive with Google Apps Script

This Google Apps Script will automatically save Gmail attachments to Google Drive. It also has a premium version that supports nested Gmail labels, it can monitor multiple Gmail label and saves attachments in logical Google Drive folders.

function sendToGoogleDrive() {

  var sheet   = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();

  var gmailLabels  = sheet.getRange("D4:D4").getValue();
  var driveFolder  = sheet.getRange("D5:D5").getValue();
  var archiveLabel = sheet.getRange("D6:D6").getValue();

  var moveToLabel =  GmailApp.getUserLabelByName(archiveLabel);

  if ( ! moveToLabel ) {
    moveToLabel = GmailApp.createLabel(archiveLabel);

  var filter = "has:attachment -label:" + archiveLabel + " label:" + gmailLabels;

  var threads =, 0, 5);

  var folder = DriveApp.getFoldersByName(driveFolder);

  if (folder.hasNext()) {
    folder =;
  } else {
    folder = DriveApp.createFolder(driveFolder);

  for (var x=0; x function configure() {
  Browser.msgBox("Initialized", "The program is now running.", Browser.Buttons.OK);

function onOpen() {
  var menu = [
    { name: "Step 1: Authorize",   functionName: "configure" },
    { name: "Step 2: Run Program", functionName: "configure" },
    { name: "Uninstall (Stop)",    functionName: "reset"     }
  .addMenu("Gmail Attachments", menu);

function reset() {

  var triggers = ScriptApp.getProjectTriggers();
  for (var i = 0; i < triggers.length; i++) {

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal

Google Developer Expert, Google Cloud Champion

Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India.

Amit has developed several popular Google add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory


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