Google Takeout is basically a platform that allows users to import, and export from different Google Applications. In other words, Google Stores all your existing data and compiles it into one single file, and users can download this data too. Users can access data from anywhere with stable internet connectivity.
You can use Google Takeout for some reasons which are mentioned below:
Export images, videos, audio, etc. to a PC or laptop.
To solve Gmail Storage issues such as Gmail Storage Full Not Receiving Emails
Users can save some important files on other cloud services.
What Type of Data User Can Save?
Google Takeout lists multiple types of data, like Photos, Contacts, Hangouts, Calendars, Google Search history, and many more. In simple words, Google Takeout retrieves all the data from all the products you used, for example- Gmail, Maps, YouTube, etc.
How to Use Google Takeout?
Follow the steps given below to know the procedure of Google Takeout:
Enter your Gmail account credentials and log in
After logging in, you need to click on the “Google Apps” Icon and click on the “Account” button
Go to the “Personal Info & Privacy” option and under that select the “Control your Content” option
After this, select the “Create Archive” button to create an archive folder
Now you need to click on the “Select None” option to download some specific data from Google products
Click on the “Toggle Bar” to select the products for downloading data
After selecting some specific products of your choice, you need to click on the “Next” button
Now, select the file type, it can be .zip or .tgz according to your need
You need to click on the “Create Archive” button.
A progress bar will be displayed after this which will show your Status of download.
When the archive is finished you can check the status on your takeout page by selecting the “Manage Archive” option.
After this, click on the “Download” button. And your file will be downloaded to a specific location which you will select.
Drawbacks of Google Takeout Method
Users cannot download files by this method that are owned by someone else.
You can’t export folders that have been shared with you in the drive.
This Google takeout method is not reliable, you can lose your data permanently.
It has a limit of 2-3 archives per day.
If your data is big in size then you will end up with partial downloads. Internet connection should be stable, if your network gets interrupted then you need to start the procedure all over again.
To avoid these kinds of problems you can use the alternative solution which is Mailbakup Software. Check the below sections to know more.
Automated Solution: Gmail Backup Tool
You can use the Mailbakup Gmail Email Backup Tool to avoid such problems. Follow the method given below to do the same:
In the above write-up, we have discussed the Google Takeout method. But, as we know it has many drawbacks and we can lose our crucial data. So, we have mentioned other automated methods to overcome all those limitations. Therefore, you can use Gmail Backup Software to download your data safely.
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