You can copy and transfer your files from your @lcusd or @mylcusd.net account to another Google Account.
This process lets you:
Back up your files from time to time
Keep important files when you graduate, switch schools, or leave for another reason
If your Google Account isn't through your school, you can download your data instead.
What you can copy
You can copy and transfer these kinds of files from your school account to another Google Account:
- Email in Gmail (not contacts, chats, or tasks)
- Documents that you own in Google Drive (except files in the "Google Photos" section of Drive)
- Documents in My Drive
The original files stay in your school account. Any changes you make to the copied files don't affect the originals.
You should know:
A file in My Drive won't be copied if either of the following are true:
- You're a viewer, not an editor or owner
- The owner has turned off download, print, and copy options for commenters and viewers
When the copy process is done, you'll be notified by email about any files in My Drive that weren't copied.
Copy & transfer your files
Each time you copy files from your school account, a new set of copies is created in your Google Account.
Create an account
If you haven't already, create a Google Account. Your new email address will be your email@example.com.
Prepare your files
To copy content that other people have shared with you, add those files to My Drive.
Start the copy process
- On your school account, go to Transfer your content. (click here to get started)
- Enter the email address of the Google Account where you want to copy your content.
- Select Get code.
- On your Google Account, check your Gmail inbox for a confirmation email from Google. In the email, select Get confirmation code. A new tab will open with a code.
- On your school account, go back to the "Transfer your content" page. Enter the code, then choose Verify.
- Choose the content you'd like to copy, then select Start transfer.
Details about the copy process
- The copy process usually happens within a few hours, but it can take up to a week.
- Copied files might appear in batches on your Google Account during the copy process.
- When your files are finished copying, you'll get an email at your Gmail address.
See your copied files
To see the files you've copied, sign in to Gmail or Google Drive with your Google Account.
- Gmail: Copied content will have a label with your school account name and the date you started the copy process.
- Drive: Copied content will be in a folder labeled with your school account name and the date you started the copy process.
What changes on copied files
There are a few important changes that happen on files copied from Google Drive:
- You automatically become the file owner of all copied files. (The owners of the original files remain the same.)
- Copied files aren't shared with others. (You can always choose to share them.)
- Comments are copied, but revision history isn't.
View transfer history
To see details about content you've copied in the past 30 days:
- Go to Transfer your content.
- Select Manage transfer history.
Download files that aren't copied
To save your content from other Google products, you can download your data.
For example, you can download your Gmail contacts, your YouTube videos, and your photo albums in Google Photos.
Information from this article is from: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6386856
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