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Get unlimited Google Drive storage by splitting binary files into base64  ↦

A clever hack that is now being investigated by Google’s internal forums. How it works:

  1. Google Docs take up 0 bytes of quota in your Google Drive
  2. Split up binary files into Google Docs, with base64 encoded text
  3. Encoded file is always larger than the original. Base64 encodes binary data to a ratio of about 4:3.
  4. A single doc can store ~1 million characters. This is around 710KB of base64 encoded data.


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