In our previous post entitled “How to Backup your Gmail emails using Default Windows mail Application” we discussed how to backup your Gmail emails and by the way that method was also suitable for backing up any other email “e.g. Yahoo, Outlook, etc.”, the problem with that method was that it was extremely tedious, time consuming and it’s suitable for backing up only the emails, not the docs in Google drive and all of the other goodies connected to your Google account.
This post will present the best and easiest way by which you can backup your entire Google account not just your email.
Step One: Log into your account using the following link: accounts.google.com, of course you should use your email credentials (username and password) to access the account. After logging in you’l be prompted by the window seen in the below screenshot.
Step Two: Go down to the “Account Tools” and click on the “Download Data” tab.
Step Three: You’ll be directed to a new window where you should select the data you want to download, whether its your email only, email and Google drive data, or any other combination of data you want to locally backup.
Step Four: For the sake of this tutorial we’ll be backing up the email only, so scroll down to the mail tab and click the drop down menu toggle as seen in the screenshot below, from that tab you can either backup your entire email or just selected tabs. Then click on the next tab at the bottom.
Step Five: You’ll then be directed to a new window where you should select the type of compression (e.g. .zip, etc.) and then select how you want the data delivered to you either through email or on your Google Drive, to further explain this step, Google will compress your data and when they finish they shall either send it to your email/drive for you to download/sync to your computer locally.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully backed up your Emails in just simple steps.