Backup documents

You can back up your documents through Google Drive or you can download your files and restore them at a later date.

Local Backup

Backup to local drive

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Go to Account settings, open the Backup/Restore page, and download a backup of your documents.


Restore from local drive

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Go to Account settings, open the Backup/Restore page
  3. Click "choose file" under the restore section
  4. Locate your backup file and click "restore from backup"
  5. Once restored, there will be a folder in your account called "restore from {date}". It will not override any of your existing files.


Cloud backup

Installing Lucidpress with Google Drive

To integrate Lucidpress with Google Drive, first install the Lucidpress app for Drive.

To install Lucidpress:

  1. Install Lucidpress from the Chrome Web Store using the Google Chrome browser, OR
  2. From your Drive homepage, select New > More > Connect more apps.
  3. Search for Lucidpress.
  4. Grant permission to share basic information, contacts, and files with these apps. This will allow Lucidpress to auto-provision an account and fully integrate with Drive.

Connecting Drive to Lucidpress Account With a Different E-mail

In order to connect your Lucidpress account with Drive, both accounts need to be connected to the same email address.

To connect your account:

  1. Change your Lucidpress email address in your Account settings. Click “Save.”
  2. Log out of all Google accounts then log into your Google account with the same email now on your Lucidpress account.
  3. From your Drive homepage, select New > More > Connect more apps.
  4. Search for Lucidpress.

Syncing Lucidpress Files with Google Drive

Google Drive Preferences allow you to modify the way you sync and secure your files to your Drive account and local backup.

To change your preferences:

  1. Navigate to your Account settings by clicking on your account name in the top right corner. Select Account settings.
  2. Click on the Google Drive Preferences tab.

Synchronization: You can choose to have the diagrams you create in Lucidpress automatically synced to Google Drive. If not, only documents that you sync manually will be connected to your Drive account.

Automatic Backup: Lucidpress allows you to have all of your Lucidpress documents backed up to your Google Drive account on a weekly basis. Each backup will be a single file in your Drive account and can be restored to your Lucidpress account.


Lucidpress’s integration with Google Drive requires a few permissions to give you a seamless diagramming experience. Please view these brief explanations of each required permission.

View basic information about your account: Allows Lucidpress to auto-provision an account and bring you immediately into the editor rather than to a registration or sign-in page.

View your email address: Enables Google Single Sign-On.

View and manage Google Drive files that you have opened or created with Lucidpress: Ensures that your most recent Lucidpress file is synced to your Drive account.

Perform these operations when I’m not using the application: Required for automated backup of files on a weekly basis as selected in your Lucidpress Google Drive preferences.

Backup Files via Google Drive

Connecting Lucidpress to Google Drive allows you to automatically backup your Lucidpress documents in Drive. Lucidpress has a separate backup system, but you can also set a weekly backup to Google Drive.

To enable backup:

  1. Navigate to your Account settings by clicking on your account name in the top right corner. Select "Account settings."
  2. From the Google Drive tab, select “Backup weekly.”
  3. Press "Save."

If you automatically backup your documents, you will receive an LAF backup file in your Google Drive account every week. You can then restore your documents from the Backup/Restore page of your Lucidpress account.

Important: Your Google Drive email and Lucidpress email must be the same.