How to Download or Move Your EVSC Google Account Content

How to Download or Move Your EVSC Google Account Content

Are you graduating?  Are you moving to a non-EVSC school next year?  Do you want to keep your stuff you created in Google?  Here’s how you can download and/or move your EVSC Google account content to another Google account.


How Long Do I Have To Do This?

If you leave the EVSC because you’re graduating or moving to a different school system, your EVSC Google Account will be removed from our system soon after and the data from your account will be deleted.  Users can download an archive of their data at anytime before the account is deleted.

What Can I Backup from Google?

You can download just about anything and everything you create using your Google account as long as the tool is owned by Google.  If you login to other websites using your Google account, the Google Archive tool cannot download content from those websites.  You’ll need to go to those websites to see if they have an archive or transfer tool available.

Visit Your Google Account Information

1). Login to your EVSC Google account by going to

2).  Click on your avatar at the top-right of the page.

3).  Click on the My Account button.

This button takes you to

4).  Under the “Personal info & privacy” section, click on Control your content.

Your Google Account Content

OPTION A – Download Your Content


By downloading your content, you will be able to save more of your data than what is possible using just the transfer data to another Google account option.  Transfer only moves your Gmail and Drive.  See image below for list.  If you want to use the transfer option, we recommend you also download your content as well, so if later you find you’re missing something, you can go to the download files and find what you’re looking for.

When you complete the download your data process, you will receive an email with a link to download your Google archive files. Please save these files to a non-EVSC device, USB flash drive, or another non-EVSC cloud storage solution.

For more information on how to download your Google data, please visit Google Account Help | Download your data.

OPTION B – Transfer Your Content

PUBLIC GOOGLE ACCOUNT – Since the EVSC’s Google Apps has unlimited storage, you may not be able to transfer all of your data to a free public Google account.  Public Google accounts have a limited storage capacity of 15GB.  Public accounts can upgrade this storage limit by paying a monthly fee.  For more information on Google storage pricing for public accounts, please visit the Google Drive Help | View Google Drive plan prices or upgrade storage page.

NEW SCHOOL GOOGLE ACCOUNT – If you HAVE already received a Google email address for the next school you’re attending, more than likely they will have a similar setup with unlimited space and transferring your content using this method will be no problem.  If you HAVEN’T received a Google email address for the next school, choose OPTION A and download your content and transfer it later when you get access to your new school Google account.

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Experiencing issues with Google or YouTube?

Experiencing issues with Google or YouTube?

Google and YouTube Error ScreenWhat’s going on with Google and YouTube?

Students and teachers recently reported an issue with Window’s devices when visiting Google websites using Google Chrome browser.  This was affecting Gmail, Drive, YouTube, and other Google sites.  When visiting these sites, they were presented with an error message instead of the website.  (see pic right)

There’s now a fix!

Technology Support has resolved the issue and has pushed out a software update for all Window’s computers.  To get the update, students and staff need to restart their computers while at school.  Please do this at a time when it’s convenient to leave the computer turned on.

To restart your computer, click on the Window’s Start button and then choose Restart in the bottom-right of the menu.

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t restarted your computer in a while, please be prepared for extended wait time during the restart process to install all the updates that may be available for your computer.  
Please do NOT hold down the power button on your computer to interrupt the update process as this can cause major issues that may require Technology Support to have to reimage your computer (erase your stuff?) to fix the problem.

You will NOT receive the update if you restart…

  • Holding down the power button and then starting up the computer.
    • This does not allow for your computer to install the update as part of the startup sequence.  Please note that sometimes restarting while here at school can be slow if there are many updates for your computer.  That’s why it’s important to restart your computer once or twice a week to minimize the wait time.
    • If you’re having trouble shutting down or restarting your computer, please see a teacher to let you visit your building Technology Support person.
  • Close the lid on your computer and then log back in again.
    • This is not a restart.  Your computer is just asleep with the computer door locked waiting for your username and password to unlock it again.  Your computer has to fully shut down and start back up again to install the update.
  • Restarting your computer at home.
    • We can only issue updates that fix issues related to the internet and software when you restart using the school’s internet.  If restarting is slow, restart first thing in the morning when you get to school. This will allow the process to complete so you’re ready to go when class starts.