How to Export Google Data with Google Takeout

*If you have a personal account, you can easily transfer emails and Drive data using the directions found here.

  • Log into your Google account
  • Go to
  • Uncheck any product you are not using or don't want to export - this will speed up the archive process, if you only want to export a few products, it is quicker to click on Deselect all, then select only the ones you want.
  • After you are done making your selections, click on Next Step
  • Choose a delivery method (send download link via email) and frequency (once)
  • Select your file format based on the type of computer you will be moving this data to:
    • .zip - Microsoft Windows
    • .tgz - Mac
  • Click on create export - note that this process can take several hours/days depending on size
  • When you receive the email, you can download the archive or forward it to your personal email
  • Once downloaded, you must unzip your files to use them. Right click on each folder created  and choose Extract All.
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