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Backup Google Contacts to Google Drive: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Backup Google Contacts to Google Drive: A Step-by-Step Guide

Summary

Safeguard your valuable contacts by regularly backing them up from your Google account to Google Drive with our comprehensive guide. Follow the step-by-step process to efficiently export, convert, and store contact information for seamless access and data protection. Discover best practices to ensure the safety of your personal and professional connections by utilizing the power of Google’s cloud storage.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Step 1: Export Google Contacts
  3. Step 2: Convert to Google Sheets
  4. Step 3: Save Contacts in Google Drive
  5. Alternative Solution: Slik Protect for Automated Backups
  6. Conclusion

1. Introduction

Google Contacts is an essential tool for managing your personal and professional connections. Losing contact information can lead to missed opportunities and setbacks. It is crucial to have a backup of this information to protect against unforeseen circumstances like accidental deletion, technical issues, or unauthorized third-party access. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of exporting, converting, and storing your Google Contacts in Google Drive.

2. Step 1: Export Google Contacts

Exporting your Google Contacts is the first step in creating a backup. Here's how:

  1. Visit the Google Contacts website and sign in with your Google account.
  2. Click on the Export option from the left-hand menu.
  3. Choose the desired group of contacts or select All Contacts to back up all of them.
  4. Under the Export as header, select Google CSV format.
  5. Click Export and save the file to your computer.

3. Step 2: Convert to Google Sheets

Converting your exported Google Contacts to Google Sheets makes it easier to view, edit, and store your contact information. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Google Sheets website and log in with your Google account.
  2. Click on the + button to create a new blank spreadsheet.
  3. In the newly opened spreadsheet, click File, then Import.
  4. Click on Upload, then select or drag the previously saved Google CSV file.
  5. Under the Import location options in the pop-up window, choose Replace spreadsheet.
  6. Click on Import data.

Your Google Contacts data will now appear in a Google Sheets spreadsheet.

4. Step 3: Save Contacts in Google Drive

Now that your contacts are in Google Sheets, save the file to Google Drive for easy and secure access.

  1. In the Google Sheets spreadsheet, click File, then Save as.
  2. Rename the file as needed and choose the desired destination folder in your Google Drive.
  3. Click Save.

Your contacts are now securely backed up in Google Drive.

5. Alternative Solution: Slik Protect for Automated Backups

If you prefer an automated solution, try Slik Protect, an easy-to-use tool that simplifies Google Contacts backups and restoration. Spend less than 2 minutes configuring the software, then enjoy the peace of mind knowing your data is protected and easily accessible, ensuring business continuity and data protection.

Benefits of Slik Protect

  • Save time: Set up automated backups in just a few clicks
  • Secure data: Trust in Slik Protect's encryption for secure backups
  • Peace of mind: Enjoy stress-free backups and restoration processes for uninterrupted business operations

To set up Slik Protect:

  1. Visit the Slik Protect website and sign up with your Google account.
  2. Grant the required permissions for the tool to access your Google Contacts.
  3. Configure your desired backup frequency and destination folder in Google Drive.
  4. Click Save.

Once configured, Slik Protect will automatically back up your Google Contacts at the scheduled intervals, ensuring consistent data protection.

6. Conclusion

Maintaining a backup of your Google Contacts in Google Drive is essential to protect and easily access your valuable contact information. In today's fast-paced digital world, don't let a lack of contact information hinder your progress. By manually exporting and converting your Google Contacts or utilizing a user-friendly automated solution like Slik Protect, you can safeguard your professional connections and ensure business continuity.