Download All Your Google Drive Data with One Click - Google Takeout

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After students leave PALCS, either by graduating or withdrawing, their Google accounts are deactivated and no longer accessible. We recommend students interested in keeping their Google Drive data to take appropriate actions to download their data using Google's Takeout Feature.  Steps are outlined below.


Please note that beginning in 2024 students will no longer be able to transfer copies of documents that are shared with them from Drive using the Takeout Transfer your content tool. If students need to export files shared with them, they will need to make a copy of those shared files in their personal Drive account.


  1. Visit the PALCS G Suite "Download your data" page. You will have to sign in to your PALCS Google Account.
  2. Deselect the other services so that Google Drive is the only one selected (green). Select Next.
  3. For "Delivery method," select Send download link via email. Choose Create archive. In the email that arrives to your email account, click Download archive. To download your data, follow the onscreen instructions.


After you click the "Create archive" button, you will see the following screen. Note: The archive will be available for 7 days. The download link will be available on the Data download page and in your email.