Migrating Data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business
Transferring a lot of data across from Google Drive will be noticeably faster when you are on the Loughborough campus and will avoid any issues with using the VPN and home broadband.
This process will convert all your Google Docs/Sheets into Microsoft Office equivalents, so that you are not required to access Google to view/edit the files.
Please ensure you have your Loughborough credentials on hand in order to access your student email accounts.
The University will stop providing Google Drive for:
- Students (Undergraduate and PG Taught) and Alumni from December 2017
- PG Research and Staff from June 2019
It is important that you take action yourself to migrate your data before these deadlines. Failure to proactively migrate your data will result in lost data and IT Services will be unable to restore any lost Google Drive data.
Clean your Google Drive: Delete and remove any unwanted files and folders
* If you have an extremely large Google Drive, with the majority of files being Research Data, Archives or non-Google Doc format files - Simply drag and drop these files using the Google Drive client and drop/save the files to your individual file store or direct to OneDrive.
- Delete any files you have successfully copied/ removed from Google Drive to minimise files which are going through the conversion process.
- Once you have a reasonable Google Drive size of circa 10MB, or below, or have ONLY Google Doc files left; you are ready to move on to the next step.
Visit the Google Takeout website:
*Be sure you are logged into your Loughborough University account (not your personal account if you have multiple Google accounts)
Drag and drop these files into your OneDrive for Business