To focus on improving the core functionality of Google Groups -- mailing
lists and forum discussions -- we have decided to stop supporting the
pages and files features. Even though we know discontinuing these
features may inconvenience some of you in the short term, we believe
that this move will improve your experience storing and sharing files as
other products, such as Google Docs and Google Sites, are designed
specifically for file storage and page creation.
For example, you can create your pages on Google Sites andshare the sitewith the members of your group. You can also store your files on the site byattaching files to pages
on the site. If you’re just looking for a place to upload files so
that your group members can download them, we suggest you try using
Google Docs. You canupload filesand share access with either agroupor anindividual, assigning either edit or download only access to the files.
Starting in November 2010,Groups
will no longer allow the creation or editing of files and pages; the
content will only be available for viewing, and only existing files will
be able to be downloaded. If you would like to keep the content
currently on the pages and files sections of your group, we highly
encourage you to export and migrate it to another product. In February
2011, we will turn off the pages and files features, and you will no
longer be able to access that content.
make this move easier for you, we have enabled zip-download
functionality to export all the pages and files from your group easily.
You can access thistool by clicking "Download all pages" and "Download all files" feature on the pages and fileshomepages of your groups.
Thanks for taking the time to read this announcement and for using Google Groups.