How To Backup and Restore From Google Drive

How To Backup and Restore From Google Drive

As a project manager, it can seem daunting to handle the constant workload that comes across your desk. You need fast responses, accurate information, and relevant assets to stay ahead of THE competition and keep your process flowing smoothly.

What if you delete an important file or asset, then? How do you recover it in a timely manner so your work isn’t disrupted?

One great way to accomplish this is with a cloud based software solution with backup capability.

How to Create a Backup with Google Drive for PC

Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage services available, and for a good reason. It’s easy to use, it’s reliable, and it’s low-cost. You can use this cloud storage to create backups for all your files and keep them safe on the cloud.

Creating backups is a basic best practices for sales enablement, as it allows you to iterate new content without losing any of your work, as well as granting peace of mind.
To create a backup of a file using Google Drive, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: Sign in to your Google account and open Google Drive by visiting in your web browser.

Step 2: Once you’re in Google Drive, click on the “+ New” button on the left side of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3: From the drop-down menu, select “File upload” or “Folder upload” if you want to backup multiple files at once.

Step 4: A file browser window will open. Navigate to the location where the file you want to backup is stored on your computer.

Step 5: Select the file(s) you want to backup and click “Open” or “Upload” (depending on your operating system).

Step 6: The selected file(s) will begin uploading to your Google Drive storage. You can monitor the progress through the status bar.

Step 7: Once the upload is complete, the file(s) will be available in your Google Drive account. You can access them from any device with internet access.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a backup of your file(s) using Google Drive.

But what happens when you need to restore your backup from Google Drive?

Whether you’re switching jobs, archiving files, or just want to make sure your data is safe, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to backup and restore your backup from Google Drive.

How To Restore Backup From Google Drive To PC

If you’re restoring your backup to the same computer which you used to create the backup, the process is pretty straightforward.

Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Google Drive on your computer and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2: Select and Right click on the files/folders you want to backup.

Step 3: Select Download.

Step 4: Your file/folders will be downloaded in a zipped format on your computer.

This method is only advisable when you want to restore a few selected files or folders. However, if you have a lot of folders to backup then there is another way to do it.

Google Takeout

Depending on the size of the files, backup recovery could take a while if you do it one at a time. With Google Takeout you can easily restore all of your data on your PC at once.

Here are some quick steps you can follow to restore your Google Drive data with Google Takeout:

Step 1: Navigate to Google Takeout, click _Deselect all _and tick the Drive checkbox, then click Next step.

Step 2: Customize your archive format by selecting the Delivery method, Frequency, File type, and size, then click Create export.

Step 3: Once the export is completed, the download link will be sent via email, you can download it as a zip archive and store it on your local hard drive. Or you can download it right there and then as soon as the backup is completed.

Store Your Files With Content Camel

Google Drive is the best solution when it comes to storing your files, but when it comes to your marketing and sales content, you need a solution that allows you to manage and organize as per your marketing and sales funnel.

A solution like Content Camel, helps your sales and marketing teams to collaborate and manage their assets in different stages of the sales funnels.

It means that they can access all of their sales content when needed and share exactly what the prospect/client will need to pique their interest in your product.

You can import your Google Drive files onto Content Camel - using Google Drive as the perfect place for storing a backup.

Once you have your files on the Content Camel dashboard, you can organize them with the help of unlimited custom labels. It gives you the liberty to take control of how you want to organize your content, something that you might struggle with on Google Drive Labels due to label limits..

👉 Read more about it: Google Drive Labels: Does your sales team need more?

When your sales and marketing content is constantly being added to and refreshed, (as they should be) there is a lot of it for you to manage.

With Content Camel, you can have access to all of that content with its super advanced search filters. It’ll allow you to search for and find exactly the kind of content you will need, made even easier once you have it all organized with the appropriate labels to make those search filters really accurate.

Content Camel is designed for the sellers to empower them through their day-to-day tasks.If you’re looking to empower your team and get the most effective asset management, check out Content Camel today.