I want to move away from Google, but before that, I would like to backup my documents in my GDrive. I unfortunately have a lot of Google Docs/Slides/Sheets, which won't be usable anymore if I stop using Google. Is there a way to convert them all into Microsoft Office Doc/Powerpoint/Excel files?

If I open them individually, I can save them as docx/pptx/xlsx, But I'm looking for an automated solution for all of my files.

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Google Takeout

Follow the instructions in the official Google Takeout help article: Download your data

  1. Select data to include in your archive
  2. Customize your archive format
  3. Get your archive

On the help article each step has detailed instructions and notes.


  • Limited specificity: Can only select folders from the root level of Google Drive files
  • Shared files: The export only contain files you created not files shared with you.

Shared files workaround

  • Download the folder manually
  • Make copies of shared files before the export.

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