DOWNLOAD YOUR MYDRIVE DATA - WHAT IS IS USEFUL FOR?
Thanks for bringing this up!
It seems that you're referring to my comment. MyDrive has indeed always had the possibility of backing up and restoring your My Places, home and work location. I might have been slow to realise this and/or the initial question was about a more robust backup function.
Thanks for sharing your observations about the "Download your MyDrive data" function! However, it doesn't really help you backing up your data as you cannot restore them from that format. This function is there for the sake of transparency regarding the your information MyDrive stores on our servers.
There'll be some further improvements to MyDrive in this regard starting with the possibility to save routes. As always I'll be announcing them here when they become available so stay tuned
It's been over a year since the above reply was posted and as such I'd like to know when you'll have a solution to the issue of downloading and saving my favourites as a usable file in any of the following formats;
Looking forward to hearing from you.