Use Your Gmail Account to Save Important Stuff

By | June 13, 2016
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Use Your Gmail Account to Save Important Stuff

You know the routine – you get a new computer, you don’t have much backed up, and you have a lot of software you need to reinstall, and some of them require registration keys. Your old computer is dead and gone to computer heaven, so there’s no way to get anything off of it. Woe is you!

Here’s a tip that will save you time, computer after computer, no matter where you are or what device you’re using to connect to the Internet with.

If you have a Gmail account, simply start a Google Doc called “My Software, Passwords, and other Important Computer Stuff” (or whatever you want — I like to be verbose — heaven knows what I’ll forget tomorrow, so nice long descriptive names help me find things πŸ™‚ ).

Anyway, I created one to show you —

Cloudeight InfoAve

If you save that document in Google Docs, you’ll have links and keys to your software and your email passwords no matter what happens with your old computer. We promise you, when your computer blows up, it does not blow up Google’s computers πŸ™‚ Your document with all your important information will always be there for you. All you need to remember is your Google email address and password.

Just an idea for those of you who, like TC, are prone to forgetting thing —

like the ‘s’ at the end of things πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Use Your Gmail Account to Save Important Stuff

  1. Judy Brown

    So where is Google Docs? How do I find it and how do I save to it?

  2. Alan

    Ps It is your Google (not just Gmail) account – by the way, you can also send copies of stuff to yourself in your Gmail and leave it there (i.e. dont’delete). It is very searchable. If you have attachments you can then load them direct to your Google Drive.

  3. Helen Arano

    Love you guys!!!!

    Great idea and nice to know your stuff is secure.


  4. Dawn Campbell

    I use my labels in my inbox and believe me it’s always there. Cloudeight important info is always at my fingertips. Thanks for the new tip!

  5. pb

    I’ve been doing this for years now! I use a desktop email program, but things that are or will be important to me I forward to my gmail account. Then I’ve made a couple of folders and keep things in there. Such as KEYS. This has come in handy a few times.

  6. May Dahl

    Need more concrete info as to the set up. Does the reminder to save info count as one of the folders for passwords? I see that ” do you want ( I think it is Chrome) or Google to save this info/password? I don’t remember the exact phrase, but I answer yes. Happened when I filled this in below. and I still forgot what it said!

    1. infoave Post author

      It’s a simple tip. If you have your email sent to Gmail then it will always be archived in Gmail. Gmail stores mail forever in the “All Mail” Folder. If you don’t know how to use Google Drive, you can get help from Google.


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