How to Download DNA Raw Data from 23andMe
- Know your 23andMe login and password
- Have access to your email account
- Have access to a secure computer with the ability to store and protect the data if you want an archival copy or delete the data after uploading to another test site or harddrive.
Step 1 - Login to 23andMe.com
Step 2 - Select the dropdown menu next to your name, then select Browse Raw Data
You select the dropdown menu by clicking on the down-arrow next to your name.
Step 3 - If you haven't done this before, you'll be taken to the Raw Data Opt-In page where you can select I Understand to see your Raw Data
Step 4 - On the Your Raw Data page, select Download
Step 5 - On the Download Raw Data page, select Submit Request
When you select Submit Request, the words should change to Submitting. If the words don’t change from Submit Request to Submitting, select Submit Request again until you see it change.
Step 6 - Login to your Email account and look for an email from 23andMe
Step 7 - Open the email from 23andMe and in the body of the email, select Download Raw Data
Step 8 - This opens a new 23andMe browser window where you will select Download Raw Data
Step 9 - The downloaded file will appear at the bottom of your browser window. Go to your Downloads directory and find and rename this file.
Step 10 - Safely archive this raw DNA data OR upload the raw DNA data to another testing site
If you want to upload this data to another DNA testing site, login to that testing site and follow their directions for uploading DNA from other test sites.