How do I export my data out of Google?
Google Takeout is a product made by a group of engineers at Google who call themselves the data liberation front. What is nice about Takeout is that it exports more than just Drive data; it will give you a single zip file containing all (supported) Google data. The downside of Takeout, specific to Drive, is that your export won’t include files under “Shared With Me”. Many users only want a couple of items from shared anyhow; they can always just make copies of those specific items and place them in their Drive before they export. Check out the following video outlining the process. The video below was made by a Tech Director in Crystal Lake School District 155 - Doug Blatti