Download Google Documents from Google Docs in Doc, PDF, Xls, PPT and other formats and thereby backup your Google Docs documents with GDocBackup. If you are using Google Docs like me, you would find this tool to be extremely useful to export and backup all your files from Google Docs to your PC.
GDocBackup is a free utility that does an effective and efficient backup job. It downloads all documents from Google docs only if the document is not present on the PC (local disk) or if it has a different date.
How to exports Google Documents from Google Docs?
Find below the steps to export and back up your Google documents from Google Docs:
- Free download GDocBackup from here
- Run the gdocbackup.exe
- You will be shown a Config Form if you are running GDocBackup for the first time or if username and output folder fields not configured
- Set the user name, password and backup directory. The password is optional. If you choose to not store the password, you will be prompted to enter password, everytime you try to backup.
- Choose the export format(s) for each type of document.
- Documents: doc, odt, rtf, txt, pdf
- Spreadsheets: xls, csv, ods, tsv, pdf
- Presentations: ppt, pdf
- Save the configuration
- Click Exec button
- -autostart : Automatically starts backup. If no errors are encountered, GDocBackup quits automatically. If there are any errors, a standard message box will appear. The switch is useful for scheduled exports or back ups. for example you can schedule it to run at session start / login, so that GDocBackup starts automatically and downloads all modified documents in Google Docs
- -writelog : This command line switch will write log message to a text file. the log file is created in the following paths.
- Windows Vista – the user temp directory (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\) and
- Linux – /tmp/
That is all. GDocBackup will automatically export all your Google documents from Google Docs to your local hard disk.
If you are comfortable in using a command line utility, then you can run the following command switches to back up Google Docs documents.
GDocBackup runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Linux (tested on Ubuntu 8.10 and OpenSuse 11.1) and Mac (tested on OS X 10.5.6). Download Google Documents from Google Docs with this free tool and back up your important documents.