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Students - Transfer your WFU Gmail and Drive data to a personal Gmail account

Modified on: Fri, Apr 29, 2022 11:04 AM

For Students only

Google Takeout allows you to easily transfer WFU Gmail and Google Drive data through an automated process. This process will transfer Gmail labels/folders and keeps Google Drive in your current folder structure.


Google Takeout - send code button

  • While logged into your or account, click the Get confirmation code button from the Verify your account email.

Google Takeout - get confirmation code

Google Takeout - verification code

  • Enter the verification code provided in Step 2 on the Transfer your content screen. Click VERIFY.

Google Takeout - click Verify

  • Select what you would like to transfer from to your or You can choose Drive and/or Gmail. Click START TRANSFER.

Google Takeout - choose Drive and/or Gmail

  • You will receive an email at both email addresses letting you know that the transfer has officially started. You will also receive an email once it has completed.

Google Takeout - your content is on its way

Note, if you are using a personal, you may get the following error message:

Destination account doesn't have enough storage for this transfer - Upgrade storage

An account is provided with up to 50 GB of free storage.  If available, this may be the better choice depending on how much storage you utilize in your Google Drive. Please visit for more information about accounts.

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