How To Back Up or Download Your Google Calendar Data

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced that it has added a new ability for users to download Google Calendar data to their computer. Users will be able to download all their appointments, labels, or only some selected calendars. You can download this data directly from Google and save the zip file of your Google Calendar data to your computer. Just think of this as a backup of your precious appointments, dates, and everything precious to you in your calendar.

How to download Google Calendar data

So let’s learn how to download Google Calendar data to your computer. Simply follow the below process.

Log in to Google, or any of Google’s services, and you’ll be able to see your account picture in the upper right corner. Click on it and then on Account. From the Accounts page, click on the link to “Download your data” and then on “Create an archive.” Alternatively, here’s the direct link for this page.

Google Calendar

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will now display a complete list of services that are available for export. You can select the ones that you’re interested in, or deselect the ones that you don’t want, but make sure that Calendar is selected. Click on the Edit button next to Calendar to include all or some specific ones. Click on Done and then on Create Archive.

Google will now prepare your data for some time, and then it will be made available for download. You’ll need to re-enter the password when prompted. Now you can save the zip file to your computer.

Once your download is complete, you can unzip the file, and you’ll find several files and folders in it. Your appointments are saved as an ICS file which you can also import to Outlook and similar programs.

You can also download a single archive file for multiple products like Calendar, Google+, YouTube, Drive, and other Google services. Ability to download Gmail’s data is in progress and will be rolled out over the next month.

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Saqib Khan
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