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Save & share place info

Save places you’ve marked on the globe, shapes you’ve created, and tours you’ve designed. Then, share them with others.

Save place info to your computer

You can save placemarks, tours, and other info to your computer's hard drive.

Windows & Linux
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Go to File and then Save and then Save Place As.
  3. In the new window, go to the left-hand panel and select a folder.
  4. In the "File name" field, type the name of the file.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Google Earth will save the file as a .kmz file, which includes the KML file.
Mac
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. In the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places," click Ctrl + left mouse key.
  3. Click Save Place As.
  4. In the box that opens, in the "File name" field, type the name of the file.
  5. In the "Where" field, choose a location to save to from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Google Earth will save the file as a .kmz file, which includes the KML file.

Note: If you want to save memory and help Google Earth run faster, save the files to your computer, then delete them from Earth.

Share info with others

You can let your friends, family, and coworkers see the places you’ve visited and the info you’ve gathered in Google Earth.

Email Google Earth files
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. In the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places," click the placemark, tour, or other item you want to email.
  3. Click Email.
    Tip: On a Mac, click Ctrl + left mouse key before you click Email.
  4. In the box that opens, click:
    • Default: To use your default email account
    • Gmail: To use your Gmail account
  5. If you want to save this setting, check Remember this setting, don’t display this dialog again.
  6. In the box that opens, go to the "To" field and type the email address where you want to send the Earth file.
  7. In the "Subject" field, type a title for the email.
  8. In the box underneath the "Subject" field, you can edit the pre-filled message.
  9. Click Send.