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Question #93368 posted on 10/12/2020 7:44 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I made a new google account and want to transfer my google drive files and google calendar appointments from the old google account to the new one. Is there a way to do this other than one-at-a-time/manually?

Thank you,

Pistachio

A:

Dear Pistachio,

For both of these things, as long as the other account will still be open, you should be able to transfer them quite easily. If you are on computer, you should be able to open the "Settings" menu on Google calendar and export your calendar from one email and import it to another, or figure something out under "Add calendar". As for Google Drive, the way that I would do it is put all my files in one folder and then share that folder with my other drive. The other thing that you can do (and I don't know which will take more time) is to scroll all the way down so that all of your files are showing from your original Google Drive and hit 'Ctrl/command+A' to select all the files, then share those with the other drive. If both of those don't work, feel free to reach out again and I may be able to think of something. Otherwise, usually the Google support is pretty good.

-Spooklings

posted on 10/13/2020 8:58 a.m.
Check out Google takeout, which is designed exactly for this problem you can copy drive files, photos, bookmarks, youtube subscriptions, etc over to your new Google account with a few clicks!

takeout.google.com