Google: Transferring Documents from Old Google Account to New .edu Account
Posted by SHeD Staff, Last modified by Alexis Milton on 05 September 2019 12:25 PM

Description: Procedure for transferring Documents from your personal Google account to your G Suite account.
Tags: Docs, Drive, Google, Education, G Suite, Transferring, Merging

Merging Drive Documents from Personal Account to new G Suite Account

When would I need to transfer Documents?

- When you receive a new .edu account from Lane, you may want to transfer documents from your Drive in your personal account to your new account.

- Due to special domain you cannot change the ownership of documents.  

How do I transfer documents from Drive to my new account?

  1. Log into Google Drive with your .edu account.
  1. Create folder

Select NEW, next select Folder, then name folder and select Create.

  1. Share with old Google account

Click the icon below then type in the email of your old account and select share.

  1. Open folder in old account

Log into your old account and open the shared folder.

  1. Move shared folder to Drive

Left click on the folder and select move to drive

  1. Select files and drag them into the folder

Right click on any files you would like in your new account and place them into the folder.

  1. Make sure all documents are in new .edu account

Double check that the files you selected to transfer from your old account are in your new .edu drive  

  1. Delete the shared folder from old account.

For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:
Academic Technology Center
(541) 463-3377

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