How to Transfer Gmail to a Flash Drive

by Alex Zang

One of the problems with having multiple email accounts is that, unless you're careful, each email account may end up with a different list of contacts. If you're at work using Outlook, for example, you may be unable to send an email to a contact you have in Gmail. The solution to this is to export your Gmail contacts to a flash drive so that you can take them wherever you go. Your contacts are the only part of Gmail you can export -- you can't export entire emails.

1

Insert your USB flash drive into your computer.

2

Sign in to your Gmail account.

3

Click "Contacts."

4

Click "More," then click "Export."

5

Select "All Contacts." Select which format you want to use to export your contacts.

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Click "Export."

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Select "Save to Disk," then click the "OK" button.

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Browse through your computer to your USB flash drive. Usually you can get there by going to "Computer," then selecting it from the "Hard Disk Drives" list beside your hard drive.

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Click "OK." Your Gmail contacts are saved to your USB flash drive.

Tip

  • Remember to import your contacts into your other email accounts so that you don't have to carry the flash drive with you at all times.

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About the Author

Alex Zang has been freelance writing since 2004, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared in "The Calgary Herald" and "Western Canadian Condos & Resorts," as well as online. Zang studied film production and screenwriting at Mount Royal College.

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