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How do I move a message to removable storage disk

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How do I move a message to removable storage disk margaretbinsc 8/27/10 8:02 PM
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Want to move e-mail message to a usb flash drive



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Re: How do I move a message to removable storage disk bkc56 8/27/10 10:06 PM
Do you want to move just one message, or do you want to backup your full account (which is a REALLY good idea anyway)?
Re: How do I move a message to removable storage disk margaretbinsc 8/28/10 6:56 AM
Actually. now that you ask me, I wonder if it would be too much trouble to tell me how to do both???  The original question started wiht moving, message by message, which is going to take an eon.....and there are some of these professional messages that need to go to indivduals, on separate flash drives....But I would like to do a full back-up as well......before I take out the selected messages....as well as for safety's sake. 
Woreking from the back up, I could reinstalll things that I had deleted afterwards, right?
Thank you very, very much!!
Re: How do I move a message to removable storage disk bkc56 8/28/10 1:19 PM
There's no easy way to move just one.  It involves copy/pasting the content or perhaps "printing" to a file.  Not great solutions.

As to backing up the whole account...

You can use an e-mail client (like Thunderbird, Outlook or Pocomail) to download the messages to your computer, or you can use a backup utility like: http://www.gmail-backup.com/ (which I use), http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx or the paid utility http://gmailkeeper.com/

Once the messages are saved to your computer, you can include them in your normal computer backup, or you can manually save them to an external device (like a USB drive).

Whatever backup method you choose, make sure it either gives you access to the messages (like an e-mail client) or a well-defined way to do a restore (like gmail-backup).  A backup you can't view or restore isn't a backup at all.  And if it's a manual process make sure you do it on a regular schedule as a badly out-of-date backup isn't of much value either.

You may also want to backup your contacts with Export.  There is also a Labs feature to allow you to export your filters as a backup, or you can simply copy/paste them from Settings->Filters and e-mail the definition to yourself so you can re-create them if needed.

For more information see:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34030