How to export and download a copy of your Google Gmail and Calendar data

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
According to the Gmail blog, it is now possible to download and export a copy of your Gmail account and calendar data from Google.

To download a copy of your data:

Export and download and copy of your Google data.JPG
  • Click Create Archive
 

Big Dan

EQ Forum Moderator
How useful is this data? Meaning is it in an open format? Easy to import elsewhere?

Just a curiosity really.
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
When I tried it I got a zip file that had a standard .ics file compatible with Microsoft Outlook inside it.

Google also leaves the archive online, so technically this gives you a way to maintain a few backups and ability to "rollback" your calendar or use it to populate a new calendar.

Some users have the optoin to download a copy of their Gmail too, but my account doesn't seem to have that ability enabled yet.
 
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