Solved! How to get a backup of your google assets -- use Google Takeout


Solved! It's easily done with Google Takeout

Google Takeout is a manual but easy way to periodically backup anything you want that is part of your google account.

I backup only G-Drive.


  1. Signed in first to your google account if you're not already
  2. Go to https://www.google.com/takeout
  3. Pick what you want to backup
  4. Click next
  5. Choose the largest archive size
  6. Choose how you want the download sent (I get mine by email)
  7. Then click "create archive" and wait a few minutes
  8. When your email comes, download the file where you want it and you're done!
  9. If you ever want to unzip the file, use 7-zip.