Google: Transfer Your Content ("Takeout")

Last modified on 04/03/2020

Need to backup, archive or take your content with you from Google? Use Google's Takeout instructions below.


  1. Go to 
  2. Select the data options you wish to download and/or backup and click Next. For some of the products, you can customize the format(s) into which your data will be archived.
  3. Choose the file format you wish to download the archive as - this defaults to a zip file. Choose “Send Download link via email” as the delivery option and click on “Create Archive”
  4. You will receive an email and the archive will be available for 5 days once it is created. *This service is meant for backups or transfers and not for storage, so it is only held temporarily.
  5. Once your archive is created, you can download the zip file to your computer at home, a thumb drive, or to another google account (***Be Aware: This folder will count against your Google Drive storage limits if you choose to save to your personal Google account)


For additional information and directions, please see Google Support site.





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