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Google Takeout is a service used to copy everything from one Google Drive and Gmail account to move to another service or save on your own system.
First, go to google.com/takeout and make sure you’re logged into the account you’d like to transfer items from
You’ll see something similar to this.
Scroll through your list of Data to deselect anything you do not wish to move (by default all data is selected and moved). When you have made your final selections select “NEXT” at the bottom of the page.
Next you will be asked how you want your information sent. Your options are in a .zip file which can be opened and easily extracted on almost any computer, or a .tgz file which may require additional information and software. We recommend using the .zip file option.
Archive size(max) this will choose how big of a file size you want sent, if your total archive file size is 10 GB but you don’t want file sizes bigger than 2GB you will get 5 separate download files at a size no bigger than 2GB. We suggest leaving it set to the default setting. If you’re file size is bigger than the default size, you will be sent everything in more than one file.
You will be asked to choose a delivery method. There are a few different options: send download link via email, add to google drive, add to dropbox, add to OneDrive. Send download link via email is probably the easiest option. Make sure you are doing this on a personal computer and not a publicly used computer. Using this method, a link will be emailed to the account you specify and you will be able to download the files from that link. After your link is sent, you will have 1 week to retrieve your files.
When you have made all your selections, click “CREATE ARCHIVE”
After this you will be taken to a progress screen where your files will prepare to be zipped.
When the process is finished, it’ll transition to this screen
REMEMBER: When ready to download use a personal or home computer, not a public computer
If you look in your inbox you’ll see an email from “Google Download Your Data” with the subject “Your Google data archive is ready”
Your email from Google will look similar to this.
REMEMBER: You have One week from the time you were given the Download archive link to download your files.
After you have downloaded your files you can extract your data and move it to whatever service you wish to use.