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Rickles

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Hi,

 

Is there an easy way to save a folder of emails from GMail (Windows 10) to an external drive?

 

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Yisroel

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You can use an email archiving software.

 

A good free one is MailStore Home.


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  • Open your Gmail account.

  • At the top right corner, click on My Account.

  • Navigate to Personal info & privacy

  • Click on Control your content.

  • To create an archive with a copy of your data click on CREATE ARCHIVE.

  • This will take you to Download your data page. In this page, you will see a complete list of the Google products that you can choose and backup. Out of the full list of Google products you may want to select only a few products to archive. To archive the Mail, under Select data to include, click on SELECT NONE.

  • Now scroll down to locate Mail and toggle the button to select. Click on Next button.

  • Select the file type as .zip or .tgz. Usually, .zip files are preferred because it can be easily opened in most of the computers.

  • Select the Delivery method from the list of options. You are provided with options to download link via email, Google Drive, Drop box or One Drive.

  • Once the Delivery method is selected, click on link account and click on Create Archive.

  • A message box pops up which reads as “An archive of your Mail data is currently being prepared“.

  • It will take an approximate time of a day or more to generate your data archive depending on the number of emails and send a download link to the chosen Delivery method.

  • Once the message is received, open it and click on Download Archive to save it securely to a local computer or External  Hard Drive. During the download process, you may be asked to sign in again to start the downloading. It should be noted that you need to have an archiving software installed on your system to extract the data download from the archive.

  • If you want to save Gmail emails and attachments then you may have to make use of this chrome extension

 

 

 


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Hi, well that was easy.

 

Downloaded the program

 

Followed your step by step instructions

 

All of Gmail backed up.

 

Thank you for your time and help.

 

Regards;


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