Why should you back up all your Google Data?
Google stores all your information. If they malfunction, as they did with Gmail a few years ago, you might lose access to your data for a few days or even permanently. In order to have higher reliability and secure your information Yes, you should conduct backups if you’re using Google Drive as a Dropbox alternative.
How to Back up all your Google Data?
Let’s begin step by step, as Google data includes a lot of sites.
- Google Drive:
To back up Google Drive data, simply use Google’s Backup and Sync app for this. When you install it, it creates a folder on your desktop or laptop and copies everything from your Google Drive. Any changes you make to the desktop folder are immediately synced to the cloud, and vice versa.
The only drawback to this strategy is that Google “documents” created in your synchronized folder — your Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and so on — are stored on your device as hyperlinks rather than local documents. To back them up, go to your Google Drive account on the internet, pick them (which you can do in bulk), right-click, and choose “Download.”
- Chrome Bookmarks:
If you’re syncing your Chrome bookmarks from Google and the company closes your account, I’m not sure what will happen to your bookmarks. I’d say they’re still there in your browser, the root of the sync — but it’s never a bad idea to check your bookmark manager (chrome:/bookmarks/ in your address bar). In the upper-right corner, press the triple-dot button to do this, go to “Bookmarks” and pick “Export bookmarks.”
It’s a quick one: Link your preferred email client to your Gmail account (using IMAP, not POP3). Your desktop client will almost always have a way to backup or export anything in your different folders after you’ve downloaded your email.
If you do so, you’ll be doubly safe: you’ll have all of your emails on your desktop or laptop, plus a backup folder that you can re-import into any email client if anything goes wrong.
Just remember to update your web app and sync your Gmail account from time to time. Furthermore, both Windows and Mac have excellent tools for scheduling app launches, so you might set up a schedule that launches your email app every day at noon, for example.
It should automatically merge your addresses, and you should be all set. And if you run your email client manually (inconsistently), you’ll still have a backup of a significant portion of your old-to-super-old emails.
- Google Play Apps, Games and more:
Unfortunately, there isn’t any way to retrieve all your apps that you have purchased from Google Play if your account is deleted by Google.
Although it’s likely that you’ll still be able to access the apps and games on your Android, you’ll be restricted to the version that existed before your account was deleted. You won’t be able to update them unless you have a Google Play store account.
Don’t upset Google if you’ve purchased a couple of items from Google Play and don’t want to miss access to them. Don’t do something about your Google accounts that would make Google say, “hmm,” as it hovers its mighty hand over the account’s “Delete” key.