Amazon Cloud Drive Windows Integration

Amazon Cloud Drive Windows Integration

Amazon Cloud Drive is secure and reliable cloud storage from the same company that created Amazon S3, which hosts over 262 Billion objects. Amazon Cloud Drive used from Windows Explorer as a local drive with a drive letter is even cooler.

This article shows how to integrate Amazon Cloud Drive into Windows as a mapped network drive letter to support the BASIC cloud storage use cases:

  • Backup local folders and files to Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Access Amazon Cloud Drive with a drive letter and drag/drop capability.
  • Sync folders and files across multiple PC, leveraging Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Integrate local applications such as MS Office with Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Connect local resources with online resources such as the Amazon Cloud Drive.

Install Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Mount Amazon Cloud Drive

The First step is to install Gladinet Cloud Desktop, which continues to support a wide variety of online storage services such as those from Microsoft, Google, Rackspace and Amazon.
Support  for Amazon Cloud Drive has been added in the latest version of Gladinet Cloud Desktop. After installing version 3.2.607 or greater,  the mounting virtual directory wizard will display a drop down item for Amazon Cloud Drive.
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In the next dialog screen, you will enter the Amazon credentials to connect to the Amazon Cloud Drive.
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After configuration, you can access your Amazon Cloud Drive with a drive letter in Windows Explorer.

It is a mapped network drive, so you can access it directly from local applications such as Microsoft Office applications.
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System Tray Menu

You can get to the main user interface of Gladinet Cloud Desktop from the system tray menu.  At the top of the systray menu, you have direct access to the drive. In the middle of the menu, there is the entry for the management console.
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Management Console

In the management console, you can see 3 main functionalities: Cloud Storage Drive, Cloud Backup and Cloud Sync Folder.

Cloud Storage Drive – If you have multiple Amazon Cloud Drive accounts, you can mount them one by one into Windows Explorer as virtual folders.
Cloud Backup – You can create mirrored backups (mirror a local folder to Amazon Cloud Drive) or snapshot backups.
Cloud Sync Folder – You can use Amazon Cloud Drive as a conduit and repository for PC-2-PC folder synchronization.

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Article Contribution By Jerry Huang / CEO of Gladinet.com

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One Response to Amazon Cloud Drive Windows Integration

  1. Nice. I am using Gmail drive for my online storage. Although the free offering from Amazon is just 5GB, having two options are better than no backup options at all and it’s free.

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