How To Export All Data From Your Google Sites

...

Join InformationWeek and a team of industry experts on June 15 for a unique virtual event where yo

Here's how to get your Google Site data from from their servers to your computer so you have complete control.

A lot of people like Google Sites. It's a free website hosting service -- and it makes building them easy, too.

It's a good idea, always, to keep your own digital archive of data you post on third-party website hosting services. With Google Sites, exporting data is easy. Here's how.

There are many tools that let you export your data from Google services like Google Sites. I use a couple in my example, here. To follow, make sure you have Java Runtime Environment installed.


Then download and launch the Google Sites Liberation Tool.


No installation is required. You just launch the tool. Then enter in the following values.

For the other options, here are my recommendations.

Webspace: The name of your Google Sites website.

Username: Use the full Google account name you used to create the Google Sites website, which includes your @gmail.com address.

Password: Use your regular Google password here.

Choose Target Directory: Point this anywhere on your available storage space.


Click Export from Sites. This will display a progress window showing the system exporting your data to your local machine and designated directory.


Find your data in the Home folder. Click on it to find subfolders and files -- the complete collection of data from your Google Sites content and other data.


I like the Data Liberation Tool for challenges like the one I just described. There's more information about it at the Data Liberation site. Its makers say this is a noble cause.


If you liked this how to, check out my colleague Jeremy Lesniak's advice on how to take all of your Google Docs offline. Watch for my Google coverage in BYTE and email me anytime.

Based in Honolulu, Todd Ogasawara is a senior contributor at BYTE and a full-time IT pro for the State of Hawaii. He covers deep IT tech for BYTE. Follow him @ToddOgasawara or email at [email protected]

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    LG Tribute 5 (Boost Mobile)

    99 LG Tribute 5 (full retail price) is one of many entry-level smartphones you can get on Boost Mobile.Compare Similar ProductsCompare LG Tribute 2 (Boost Mobile) %displayPrice% Motorola Moto E (2015, Boost Mobile) %displayPrice% LG Volt 2 (Boost Mobile) %displayPrice% Motorola Moto G (2015, Unlocked) %displayPrice% Google Nexus 5X (Unlocked) %displayPrice% Design, Display, and FeaturesThe Tribute 5 looks sleeker than your standard affordable phone.
  • 5300c769af79e

    DEAL: Buy Unlocked US Galaxy S7 From Best Buy, Get a $75 Gift Card

    Should you have managed to hold off on buying the newly released US unlocked Galaxy S7 when it initially went live yesterday and are ready to pull the trigger today on payday, just hours before we step into a holiday weekend, we’ve got a decent deal for you.Best Buy is one of the few retailers in the US who has them in-stock, ready for pickup, so if you are considering buying from them, how does an additional $75 gift card with purchase sound?
  • 5300c769af79e

    Data Protection & the Insider Threat

    Download User and Entity Behavior Analytics has emerged as a critical part of a robust information security strategy, enabling the detection of threats that would otherwise go undetected.The barrage of data breaches and thefts caused by actual insiders, and by external actors impersonating insiders via compromised credentials, has led many to seek new approaches to increase their ability to protect sensitive data and intellectual property.
  • 5300c769af79e

    5 Ways to Guarantee Sales Will Hate Your CRM

    In many businesses, those weak links are the members of the sales team.It's as if the processes put in place to help sales understand the customer were designed to get in sales' way.