How to Transfer Google Earth Pro to Another Computer?

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Introduction

How about a Geospatial Software Application that lets you access high-resolution images and geographical locations anywhere around the globe? It's best suited if you are wanderlust or intrigued by GIS. You can check high-resolution photos of any place from the database, mark important destinations using overlays, measure distances and even share them. Additionally, you get free access to more advanced features useful for GIS. If you are wondering how it happens, Google Earth Pro is the ultimate answer to all your questions.

Further, it is important to have Google Earth Pro on your computer and its location data on all your devices. But when you switch computers, the data is no longer available even if you link Google Account. In such a scenario, we have covered you with the methods using which you can transfer Google Earth Pro and its files to another computer!

1. About Google Earth Pro

There are three versions of Google Earth. The most basic and standardized one is Google Earth. Users who want to access the location images stored in the Earth database use the basic version. 

The most comprehensive one is Google Earth Pro. It lets you save locations, integrate data into places, collaborate, share files, and lots more. The coolest part is you can access location images in high resolution. So, it's pretty useful if you are a tourist guide or plan a solo or group trip. You can mark important places, enter information, share them, and access them wherever you want.

Google Earth Pro

Besides, Google Earth Enterprise, as the name suggests, is meant for firms. It provides customized locations, data, and images tailored to the enterprise's needs.

2. Why do We Need to Transfer Google Earth Pro to Another Computer?

You would buy a new laptop or get a PC when you feel that your system requirements are more. Suppose your OS frequently crashes, or you need a computer with better storage for coding, better memory, or better graphics. It becomes essential to have all your old computer's data, including files and apps, on the new PC. You would have bought a new one. You will proceed to share all your files from your old PC using several procedures and spend a lot of time, memory, and resources, including data and external drives, for the same. The drawback is that you cannot sync location data and information. Besides, it does not share application software.  

What if you sync all your location information saved on Google Earth Pro Places and even the Google Earth Pro app?

Part 2: How to Transfer Google Earth Pro to Another Computer?

Several procedures can be used to transfer Google Earth Pro files, but only one method will allow you to share all your apps, including Google Earth or Google Earth Pro. The below-mentioned methods let you transfer Google Earth Pro to another computer.

Method 1: Transfer Google Earth Pro to Another Computer via Using A Tool

Changing PC as per trends is quite an everyday life. Often you would work on your PC and use a laptop while at work. You would be troubled when you do not find your location info on another device. Using Google Earth Pro, you save up locational information so that you can fetch it as per your needs. The simplest way to transfer Google Earth Pro files is using a Third-party Tool. Though there are other methods too yet, you should always work smart. 

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the most helpful tool that you can use to transfer your Google Earth Pro files. The coolest part is that you can transfer any files across two computers. You can even move apps over the tool if you wish to share the Google Earth Pro app instead of its KML files. Suppose you upgrade your old PC to the latest model in the market, and you can transfer all files, apps, and other data across the two. You must install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both your computers and log in. 

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It is helpful to transfer all your data to another computer. But, it isn't easy. You have to create a backup, log in with your Cloud Storage, and use External drives and apps like Telegram to transfer all your types of files. But, with a third-party tool, things become more straightforward for you!

Here's why EaseUs Todo PCTrans is your ultimate rescue:

  • Share and transfer any file quickly
  • Access files even without a network
  • Enable automatic transfer
  • Free technical support
  • Move user accounts across two computers
  • Transfer programs from one computer to another
  • No data loss
  • No malfunctioning or bugs 

However, if you do not want to transfer only Google Earth Pro files, you can use full-fledged methods.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"New" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"Old" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

Method 2: Transfer File of Google Earth Pro to Computer via External Drive

External drives are often seamless file transfers to your computer or other devices. Similarly, you can use an External Drive, specifically the USB Drive to transfer your Earth Pro files to another computer and sync it easily. 

Follow the steps given below on your Windows OS to transfer Google Earth files using External Drive:

Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer, type the following path in the address bar, and press the Enter key.

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth

Step 2. Right-click on myplaces.kml, and then the drop-down menu appears. Choose the scissor icon to cut the file.

Cut the KML file

Step 3. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+X keys simultaneously to cut the file. 

Note: Copy-paste option does not work.

Step 4. Now, head over to your External Drive folder, SanDisk USB Drive, in this case.

Step 5. Right-click in the folder, a drop-down menu appears, and click on the clipboard option to paste. Alternatively, you can press the Ctrl+V keys simultaneously to paste the file into your USB Drive.

On your other Computer:

Import KML File

Step 1. Open Google Earth Pro on the PC you want to import.

Step 2. Click on the File menu, and then click on the Open option.

Step 3. Browser the external storage or USB, and then select the KML file.

Step 4. When the import is complete, you should see everything as it was on the other PC.

Method 3: Transfer Files of Google Earth Pro via Email Service

Convenience is what everyone wants. You must have places or location data everywhere when you use multiple devices. With its Email Place feature, Google Earth Pro lets you transfer files seamlessly from one computer to the other. You do not need any external drive in this case, and no hassle but just an email ID. Email any place folder and use Google Earth to import the file on your PC. 

Follow the steps given below to transfer files to another computer via Email:

Step 1. Go to Tools > Options > Email program. Choose your preferred email service.

Select Email Service in Google Earth Pro

Step 2. Click on the File menu and select Email > Email View.

Step 3. Then select the email service, and send it across.

Send Email From Google Earth

Now, open Google Earth Pro on the other computer where you want to recover files. Go to the My Places section, click on the import the .kml file, and select the Email option.

Method 4: Sync Google Earth Pro Files on Multiple Computers via Cloud Storage Service

Google is known for its comprehensive range of services. Even its Cloud Storage Service of Google Drive is more widely used than Microsoft Drive. However, its Cloud Drive does not support Google Earth, Google Earth Pro, or any of its versions. Even if you have a Google account, Earth Pro will not sync the files for you. Hence, you have to use Cloud Storage like Dropbox when low on storage. You can even use iCloud Drive. 

Follow the types given below to transfer Files via Dropbox Cloud Drive.

Step 1. Upload Places to your computer as a .kmz file.

Step 2. Open Dropbox and import the Place folder on Dropbox.

Step 3. On your other Computer, login to your Dropbox account.

Step 4. Click on the Places file. Right-click on Open in the Google Earth Pro option.

The file will now open in Google Earth Pro, and you can backup it.

The Conclusion 

There are several ways to transfer Google Earth Pro files from one computer to another. You can use a third-party tool; you can transfer using an external drive like the USB drive, access via Cloud Storage like Dropbox, or email the files. 

It is suggested to use a third-party tool like the EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It lets you transfer not only files but also Google Earth Pro files simply without hassle. 

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About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Transfer Google Earth Pro to Another Computer?

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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Support Windows 11/10/8/7