Migrating Data out of Google Drive




Transfer Data from a VT Google Account to a Personal Google Account

  1. Visit Google Account Data and Privacy
  2. Ensure you are logged in to the account you would like to migrate data out of
  3. Select Start Transfer

  4. Enter the email address for the data's destination (the address must be a Gmail account)

  5. Select Send Code

  6. Go to the inbox for the email address you previously entered and locate the email sent by Google to verify your account
  7. Click on the link in the email to view the code

  8. Copy the code and enter it in the text box on the transfer page

  9. Select the content you want to transfer

  10. Select Start Transfer
    • this process can take up to several days depending on the amount of data that needs to be transferred

  11. You will receive emails to both accounts informing you that the transfer has started
  12. To view transfer progress:
  13. As the data transfers you may receive notifications from unopened emails as they are transferred to your inbox
  14. When the transfer is completed, you will find your data in different folders:
    • Drive data can be found at https://drive.google.com/ under the My Drive drop down
      • You will see a folder with the email address of your VT account next to the date of transfer
    • Gmail data can be found at https://mail.google.com/ on the left side of the page
      • You will see a tag with the date of the transfer

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Using Google Takeout to Download Data


  1. Visit Google Account Data and Privacy
  2. Scroll down until you find the Download or delete your data section

  3. Select Download your data

  4. Scroll through the fist section labeled Select data to include, and choose which products you want to download

  5. Once you are happy with tour selection, choose Next step

  6. Select your preferred Delivery Method, Frequency, and File Type

  7. Select Create Export
    • This process can take up to several days

  8. A box will appear labeled Export Progress, allowing you to cancel the export or create another one

  9. You will receive an email when the process is complete

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Moving Individual Files from Google Drive

  1. Visit https://drive.google.com/
  2. Right click on the file you wish to migrate out of Google Drive
    • To move multiple individual files at once, hold the Ctrl key while left clicking the files you want to move, then right click on any of them
  3. Select Download
    • Downloading multiple files will place all of them in a single zip folder and may take longer

  4. Data will appear in the Downloads folder on your computer

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