I recently attempted to download all Google Drive data from Takeout. When making my selections such as from "Multiple formats", "Advanced settings", and "All Drive data included" I didn't see anything about Photos that may be also associated with this account. On the contrary I saw a selection for Google Photos that was entirely independent.

When I went through each of these options I likewise didn't see anything about the Photos data or anything that should be quite large. After I received my download link I found that Google was trying to dish out nearly 1 TB of data to me and I was completely baffled since it should have been a relatively small download.

The only explanation I can figure is that it also grabbed Google Photos along with the documents.

Is there any way to download all of the data files from a Google Drive (documents and all) without the Google Photos selection also included?

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