Google Drive has an incredibly powerful backup feature that lets you store files and folders anywhere online. This is a great way to back up your important files and keep them safe from accidental deletion.
However, the downside of this option is that it only allows you to back up files to one cloud account, not to another. You can back up your files to other cloud accounts by using third-party software, but it takes a little more work than simply copying them to another Google account.
If you have a lot of files to back up, it may be worth looking into using one of the many cloud backup services available to download your Google Drive data to a hard drive. These services offer a variety of features and prices, so it’s best to choose one that suits your needs and budget.
The simplest and most reliable way to back up your Google Drive data is to use the official Google App. To do this, sign in to your Google account and navigate to your Google Drive. Once there, you’ll see a button labeled “Backup Your Data.”
You can choose whether you want to get a download link via email or add it to your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Box account. You can also customize which folders you want to include in your backup.
Once you have made your selections, click Next to begin the process. It will take a while, especially for large backups. It’s a good idea to leave your phone plugged into a charger overnight and to have a good WiFi connection.
When the backup is complete, you’ll receive a message in Gmail stating that your Google data archive has been ready. This will contain a zip file of all the files and folders from your Google Drive. You can then unzip the archive and place it in a local folder on your computer, or you can transfer it to an external hard drive.
If you’re not sure which files and folders you want to backup, it’s a good idea to start with a list of the ones you use most frequently. These will be easier to access in the event of an emergency.
While you’re at it, it’s a good idea to back up your Google Photos as well. This way, if your device breaks or you upgrade to a new phone, you’ll have a copy of all of your photos.
You can back up your Google Photos and other photos to your Android phone by turning on the “backup & sync” setting in the Google Photos app. To do this, you need to make sure that you have the latest version of the app on your phone and that you’re signed into the correct Google account.