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Migrate from UW Google to Personal Google

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Overview

Google provides a tool called Google Takeout that will copy UW Gmail emails and UW Google Drive data to a personal Google account when you depart the UW.  A separate process will also allow you to migrate your Google contacts.  You can also download your UW Google data.

Before migrating email and data, please review the UW Appropriate Use page and note that while UW Google is FERPA-compatible, personal Google accounts are not.

Change UW email forwarding to a personal Gmail email address

Before migrating data, you can change your UW email forwarding to your personal Gmail email address so new email sent to your UW email address will deliver to your personal Gmail email address.

Click here to change your UW email forwarding to your personal Gmail email address

UW Google Drive File Ownership

Before migrating UW Google Drive data, read about file ownership in Google Drive.

Migrate UW Gmail emails and UW Google Drive data to a personal Google account

Click here for instructions to migrate UW Gmail emails and UW Google Drive data to a personal Google account

Migrate UW Google Contacts to a personal Google account

Click here for instructions to migrate UW Google contacts to a personal Google account

Download UW Google account data

Click here for instructions to download UW Google account data

Last reviewed November 11, 2020