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These instructions are for Google Earth Pro. Get help with Google Earth for Web and Mobile.

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. At the top, click File and then Email and then choose an option.
  4. In the box that opens, choose your default email account or your Gmail account.
  5. Fill out the email. Note: You can edit the pre-filled message in the body of the mail.
  6. Click Send.
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