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Transferring Google Drive folders to a personal gmail account

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Started by Lavinia Robyns 14 Dec 2015 3:56pm () Replies (10)

We have a couple of teachers leaving and I need to transfer quite a large number of folders to their new domain or personal gmail. Does Google Apps still not allow a direct transfer of files to a different domain? I can't seem to make this work.  I think I can delete the user and transfer files. Has anyone figured out a smart and efficient way to do this? Any advice would be hugely appreciated! Lavinia


  • Saunil Hagler (View all users posts) 15 Dec 2015 11:01pm ()

    Greg's on the ticket:

    - Google takeout to download .zip of content across your Google services associated with the Google Apps for Edu account. .Zip can then be extracted into new Google account.

    - Blogger posts can be exported as .xml which can then be imported into your new Blogger blog.  Or easier to transfer ownership of blog to new Google account.

    - Google Sites -- Do not export with Takeout.  Add new Google account as an owner, then can COPY the site to new Google account.  Note that gadgets etc may be displaying resources from within the old Google domain, which may not be visible outside of domain.

    - Definitely do not delete previous users accounts, unless absolutely necessary. 

    - Regarding ownership of resources -- Shared Google Drive, Sites etc should be owned by an administrative account rather than individual teachers.  Prevents accidental deletion as well as simplifies responsibilities associated with ownership, especially if people leave the domain.

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