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Transfer WFU Gmail and Drive data to a personal Gmail account

Modified on: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 11:20 AM


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 @alumni.wfu.edu or @gmail.com 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 @wfu.edu to your @alumni.wfu.edu or @gmail.com. 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 @gmail.com, you may get the following error message:

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

An @alumni.wfu.edu account is provided with unlimited storage like your @wfu.edu account.  If available, this may be the better choice depending on how much storage you utilize in your @wfu.edu Google Drive. Please visit alumni.wfu.edu/stay-connected/alumni-gmail for more information about @alumni.wfu.edu accounts.


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