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Migrating Google Drive from mysd50.ca to sd50.bc.ca
Last Updated about a month ago


In this tutorial we will be moving files stored in your mysd50.ca Google Drive to our new sd50.bc.ca Google Drive.  This process is simply a matter of downloading from one, and uploading to the other.

Downloading your data from mysd50.ca Google Drive:


Using your web browser visit https://drive.google.com and log in with your you@mysd50.ca credentials.  Once logged into you will see a listing of all your files as in the image below:

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Select all of the files either by using your mouse, or the keyboard CMD + A.  Once all of your files are selected  some new menu options will appear above the file list.  Click on the 3-dot menu and select Download.

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This will compress all your files into a single file and will automatically download to your device when ready.  Depending on the number of files you have and the size of these files this process may take seconds to minutes.

Once the download is complete you will have a file in your download directory called drive-download-x.zip where the x is a string of numbers and letters specific to your download.  Double click on this file to extract the contents.

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You have now have a complete backup of your mysd50.ca Google Drive.

Uploading your data to the sd50.bc.ca Google Drive:

Sign out of your current mysd50.ca Google Drive session and close the browser window.

Open a new browser window and go to https://drive.google.com and sign in with your you@sd50.bc.ca credentials.

Go back to your downloads directory where the file we just extracted is open.  Select all of it's contents and drag them into the blank space of the Google Drive window and drop them.

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You have now successfully migrated your data from mysd50.ca to the sd50.bc.ca Google Cloud.

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