How to Back-Up Your Student G Suite Data

Google Takeout is a tool that allows you to archive and download your G Suite data as a zipped file on your computer. You can do this individually by service (contacts, calendar, drive, etc.) or as a single archive.

  1. To begin backing up your G Suite data, go to and follow the instructions. Google Takeout sends an email when the archive is complete.  Use the link in the email to locate and download your data.
  2. After you have downloaded your data to your computer, you can import it into another Google account using the following directions.
Drive: Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, etc.
  • You can use Google Takeout to archive your email, but do not attempt to import your email from these files.  You will end up with no labels and multiple copies of each email message. 

For more information about archiving your data, including  FAQs, see

You can use Google Drive File Stream to stream My Drive and Team Drive files directly from the cloud. This desktop application allows you to open and edit most document types directly out of Drive File Stream without having to download the file onto your computer. When you make edits to the file, the changes are automatically saved in My Drive.

Google Docs editors are built in to Google Drive. The Google Docs collaboration suite includes Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings.