How do I reopen backup and sync?
On your computer, go to the Backup and Sync download page. Download the most recent version of Backup and Sync.
After you restart Backup and Sync, it will take some time to complete.
- On your computer, click Backup and Sync .
- Click More. Quit Backup and Sync.
- Reopen Backup and Sync.
Where is backup and sync on Google Drive?
If you choose to backup folders on your computer to Google Drive, you can find them in the Computers section of the Google Drive web interface. Note: You may not see the computers section until you backup folders. The Backup and Sync icon will be shown in the taskbar near the clock (bottom right corner of the screen).
How do I retrieve my backup from Google?
You can restore your backed-up information to the original phone or to some other Android phones. Restoring data varies by phone and Android version.
Switch between backup accounts
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap System. Backup.
- Tap Backup account.
- Tap the account that you want to use for backups.
How do I download my Google backup?
- Click the triangle next to “Computers.” This shows a list of all computers that are configured to back up to your Google Drive.
- Navigate to the file or folder you want to download.
- Right-click the file, folder, or computer name you want to download.
- Click Download.
How do I access my Google Drive Backup files?
Find and manage backups
- Go to drive.google.com.
- On the bottom left under “Storage,” click the number.
- On the top right, click Backups.
- Choose an option: View details about a backup: Right-click the backup Preview . Delete a backup: Right-click the backup Delete Backup.
How do I access my phone backup on Google Drive?
Back up data with Android
- Go to Setup > System > Backup.
- Toggle on “Back up to Google Drive.”
- Just under the toggle, you’ll see the account to which your phone will automatically back up.
- Below that, you can check how long it’s been since the last backup.
How do I restore from Google Drive Backup?
Select Back to go back to Backup & reset. Check that your Google account is associated in Backup account. Toggle Automatic restore to On to restore settings and data when installing an app. Now that you’ve enabled the Android backup service, your system settings and app data will be automatically saved to Drive.
How do I view text messages in Google Drive Backup?
If you have backed up your phone to Google Drive, there is a chance that the backup may contain your text messages.
Restore via Google backup
- Open Google Drive on your phone.
- Open the menu by clicking on the three lines button at the top left corner.
- Now, select ‘Backups‘.
- Check if your data has been backed up.
How do I restore my backup to my new phone?
To Restore or Set Up Your New Android Phone:
On the Bring your data from… screen, tap A backup from the cloud. Sign into your Google Account and agree to the terms. A list of backup options will appear, select the most relevant backup to restore the data.
How do I recover photos from Google Drive?
Restore photos & videos
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
- At the bottom, tap Library Trash .
- Touch and hold the photo or video you want to restore.
- At the bottom, tap Restore. The photo or video will be back: In your phone’s gallery app. In your Google Photos library. In any albums it was in.
How do I access my Google Drive photos?
View & open files
- Go to drive.google.com.
- Log into your Google account with your username and password.
- Double-click a file.
- If you open a Google Doc, Sheet, Slides presentation, Form, or Drawing, it will open using that application.
- If you open a video, PDF, Microsoft Office file, audio file, or photo, it will open in Google Drive.
How do I download all pictures from Google Drive?
Download a Photos album on the web
- Click on “Albums” in the left menu.
- Select the album you want to share.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “Download all.”
- Google will then download a zip file containing the photos from your album.
Can you recover permanently deleted files on Google Drive?
Recently deleted files go to the Trash/Bin folder in your Google Drive and from here you can restore them within 30 days. Simply right click on the file you want to recover and click Restore.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.