backup of google photos to my computer | Photos | Forums: Ask the Geeks!

Please ask your questions here (not in email) – we promise to respond here, no such promise with email. This is a benefit of membership. Here’s info  on how to post to this Q&A Forum.

You must be logged in as a Premium Member to Ask the Geeks a question. All are welcome to freely browse the Forums.

Avatar
Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_TopicIcon
backup of google photos to my computer
January 5, 2019
7:50 pm
Avatar
Dennis Kirkwood
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
November 3, 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have installed Google photos, and backup & Sync and received a nessage “backup complete:” My question is where are the photos backed up? I can’t find the backup. Ideally I’d like the back up on my computer in ‘pictures’ or on my ‘external drive.’

January 7, 2019
8:49 am
Avatar
MrsGeek
Admin
Forum Posts: 2694
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Dennis,

I need a little more information – When you say that you installed Google Photos and Backup and Sync, are you referring to installing the app on your phone? Or the software on your computer?

In either case actually, the “backup” means copying your pictures to your Google Photos account in the cloud. Go to Photos.Google.com using a web browser, make sure you’re logged in with the same Google account you specified in the Backup and Sync settings, and you should see all your photos there.

Let me know.

Then … if you want another backup on your computer, you’ll need to use the Preferences for Google Drive on the Backup and Sync software on your computer. There’s a full explanation in my book, Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. As a member, you can get the .pdf on the eBooks page of this website. Then read thru Chapter 13.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 84
Currently Online:
40
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
THOMAS J PARKS: 148
Roxie Marston: 118
Barbara Dalderis: 103
Bob Brown: 96
David Cross: 89
guppy1: 73
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 402
Members: 1180
Moderators: 2
Admins: 4
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 19
Topics: 1975
Posts: 6555
Newest Members:
wordpress, Donald Jacobs, Linda McGloin, beryl goldberg, Bobbi, Betty Lou Barela
Moderators: Jim Guld: 0, rvnavigator: 9
Administrators: MrGeek: 421, MrsGeek: 2694, Craig Biles: 0, David Carr: 1