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How to backup gmail and other google accounts.

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Many people have become dependant on various Google products including your Google Drive, Gmail, Photos and more using Google Takeout.

The process is fairly simple:

  • Go to and make sure you are logged onto your Google account.
  • Choose which items you want to back up.
  • Select Next
  • Select the archive type and notification and select “Create Archive”
  • You can also choose to “Manage Archives”
  • Once the archive is ready, you can click the download link. Please note
    • The downloads are only available for a limited time
    • They can be quite large
    • The file naming isn’t that great so you might want to put them in a folder such as “Gmail archive june 20 2015”.
That’s it… You can now periodically download a copy of your information so that if anything happens to your Google account, you will be able to restore to the last archive you took.

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