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Question? How does one save a back up of google calendar?

I am disabled, I share my google calendar with hubby. If google were to have a melt down, we have no other calendar. So how does one back it up, or can one back up a google calendar to a hard copy?

Have a friend who lost data on her phone and fortunately she keeps a calendar that you write on still, so was able to see what they were doing when. With my physical health I can no longer write.

ideas please? Saved contacts just on computer and can print them but don't want to as not in any cloud. So surely one can do this with google calendars?







According to Google Calendar Help

How do I backup my Google Calendar?

Export events from all calendars

1. On your computer, open Google Calendar. You can't export your calendar from the Google Calendar app.
2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
3. To download your events, click on Import & export.
4. Under the “Export” section, click Export. A ZIP file will be downloaded to your computer.

Export events from one calendar

1. On your computer, open Google Calendar. You can't export events from the Google Calendar app.
2. On the left side of the page, find the "My calendars" section. You might need to click to expand it.
3. Point to the calendar you want to export, click More More and then Settings and sharing.
4. Under "Calendar settings," click Export calendar.
5. An ICS file of your events will start to download.


Print your calendar

If you ever need a paper copy of your calendar, you can print one by week, month, or any date range you choose.

1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
2. At the top right, click Day, Week, Month, Year, Schedule, or 4 Days to choose which date range to print.
3. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then Print.
4. On the "Print preview" page, you can change details like font size and color settings.
5. Click Print. A window with print options appears.
6. At the top left, click Print.

You can also save a PDF copy of your calendar on your computer.

1. Follow the steps to print your calendar.
2. In the final window with print options, under "Destination," click Change.
3. Under "Print destinations," click Save as PDF.
4. At the top left, click Save.

To find the PDF of your calendar, go to where your computer saves downloads.


Together with RnR's info and these videos, you may be able to sort it out Good luck!

Thank you so much for those very clear instructions. 
Feeling so much better knowing I can have a copy somewhere, even if I do it every three months.

Will probably try it on Thursday. Will let you know how I go, 

thanks again,


Good luck Belinda.

I would also keep a backup copy of your contacts, calendar and most important stuff on one or two USB sticks or external hard drives just in case the computer turns its toes up. Doing that has saved me losing everything on more than one occasion. I also keep a biannual backup at my son's place.

Yes thanks ren. I have 4 external drives and shared one and save bookmarks, contacts, docs, photos...but wouldn't know how to save google cal on this. guess as PDF, as above duh!
thanks again