Yeah, google drive sucks in that aspect. It doesn't save local copies of most files that do not count towards your limit (mostly docs, sheets, etc) anywhere in our hard drive. Not that we can easily access anyway. Also, even its "offline" feature, while it seem to work some times, it often fails.
Oddly enough, video files (smaller than 15 min they say) also ...
If you use Google Drive, you can connect the two so that everything in Google Photos is also copied to Google Drive. If you use Google Drive sync, then they'll all be on your hard drive.
In Google Drive settings, check the box next to "Create a Google Photos folder" labeled Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive"
Now you'll have a ...
Currently (April 2021), https://takeout.google.com/ has options to either perform a one-time export or to schedule exports every 2 months for a year (6 archives).
The archive can be delivered as a download link via email or added to Drive/Dropbox/OneDrive/Box. However, I have failed to get the scheduled exports to cloud drives to actually work.
Instead of IMAP use POP.
From the reference
You can read your Gmail messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook.
The above means that accessing the GMAIL email mailbox, as the same happens with most of the email services mailboxes, using POP doesn't change the messages in the email server. Bear in ...
If it is a large folder, downloading as a zip from Google will often time out due to Google converting all the Gdoc files and then splitting all your files in that folder into 2GB Zip files. (Have done many times before)
I would recommend installing backup and Sync onto your new Macbook Pro, not selecting any folders on the first step (My Macbook) - this ...
It is not possible.
Answer from their customer service:
Auto-billing is a required part of our terms and agreement, so there is no way to auto-cancel. You would need to manually cancel following these steps:
If you forget to cancel before the auto-renewal, you can let us know and we can issue ...
There is no right combination of settings.
The Google Photos upload checkbox (in the Backup and Sync preferences) is a blanket toggle: it affects all the selected local backup/sync folders. So if you want to backup Drive-only files, you need to leave it unchecked and continue manually uploading your images to the Photos app.
As of yet, the B&S client ...
Backup your Gmail account for free, without 3rd party software
preserving labels, chats, threads, attachment and whatnot, in a usable portable format
The canonical way to backup the whole lot of your email messages (and a bunch of interesting stuff that Google kknows about you from bookmarks in chrome sync to workouts from Google fit, is trough their Google ...
Regarding the questions you asked and answers you wrote:
See What is the easiest way for me to download all my comments across all Stack Exchange sites? and What is the easiest way for me to download all my questions+answers across all stack overflow sites?:
Go to Data Explorer and run these queries:
-- Display all questions+answers of a given user
There appears to be a tool that will download all the data using, using an API key you can generate.
Note, I haven't tested it, but I'll just leave this here for the next person to stumble across: https://github.com/muness/tripit-export-trips-to-xml
and this one:
It's not a complete answer, but one approach I have started taking is to backup the .ics calendar feed that TripIt provides from my account, which includes at least events with a time. Sign in to TripIt and go the Publishing Options page, and ensure the Calendar Feed is turned on. Now hit Subscribe, and copy and paste the URL shown. Replace webcal with http, ...
Is there any way to download Google Docs (or Sheets) files in the original Google Docs format?
Not in the way that this could be generally understood but it's possible to Work on Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides offline
Or is there any way how I can upload the files to Drive so that they will be converted back to original Google Docs files?
One-way sync is not possible with Google Backup and Sync.
I believe there are other synchronization programs that you can synchronize in only one direction.
You can set up in 'Backup and Sync' that items from your local directory will not be deleted from the Google Drive cloud.
On your computer, click Backup and Sync
Click More ...
First off: STOP! Ha—don't take it the wrong way, but it has to be asked; why are you eschewing direct use of what you know will be your eventual destination, Google Docs? Docs works basically everywhere now. So suggestion 1 is; give the idea of collaborating, or taking turns, right in a Google Docs file serious consideration.
If sticking with email, I ...
I found a two steps solution. Say I want to sync DOWN a folder from another computer that is on: Computers > My Computer A > FolderA.
In the new computer, install Backup & Sync, create a new empty folder FolderB and connect with the app. On the web interface is going to show on Computers > My Computer B > FolderB.
Using the web interface of ...
I had this exact same issue just happen to me today. I had a 500gb folder of music, family memories etc that kept timing out on me when trying to ZIP.
Not sure if you ever found a solution for it but I'll post a solution here that worked for me for future internet travellers.
Open your Drive account in the web browser. As you said before, the My ...
They're only counted once. If you choose to upload original files, they will use your drive quota, while "High Quality" (re compressed by Google) photos don't use quota. Both could appear in Drive and Photos.
Did you check the "Also backup notebooks stored on Sharepoint"? This option is actually for all notebooks that have an URL as storage location, so notebooks on OneNote as well.
Also to be backed up the notebooks have to be currently opened in OneNote
You can use the Linux command line utility drive to download all the files in your Google Drive trash, as follows:
Give drive access to your Google Drive:
Download the files in your Google Drive trash to the current directory on your computer (source):
drive pull -trashed
At this time, the program is not totally reliable. Observe error ...
When I ran into the same situation, I moved my files/folders from Bin into another folder. Moving doesn't require more space whereas copy does. Then download those files/folders. Once I had a copy locally I moved the files back to Bin and deleted them.
Since you said that the message isn't in her Drafts folder and she saw the "saved" notification - that might suggest the message is in her Deleted folder.
When replying/forwarding a message in the Deleted folder, a draft is saved, but isn't shown in Draft folder. You need to find the original message, open it, there you'll see the draft.
The saved label is not click-able, usually to find your message go to drafts definitely you will find it there, i just checked it, even if you had closed the browser and if you then saw saved notification that means that the message already has been saved to Drafts, good luck.
See "Backing up your Tumblr blog to Wordpress".
Requires only signing up for a free Wordpress.com blog. Works a treat-there's an option for importing Tumblr, and there are all your posts in order, from the beginning.
@Andrew, I would recommend Insync - it's a client-based sync tool that runs on many OSes, including many Linux distros. It will cost you a very reasonable $15 one time - there's no recurring fee. It meets all your other requirements, including backing up the delta of the entire contents of the drive.
Check out their page for Linux and their CLI reference ...
@sam, I'm going to try to answer your specific question about backing up native-Google-format files to your local computer, but I'm not sure how practical or extensible this will if you're trying to back up an entire organization in this manner.
As @Al E. pointed out, the Google Drive client does not convert native-format Google Docs/Spreadsheets. Instead, ...