Moving your Stony Brook Google Drive Documents to another Google Account.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Google Drive
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: May 23, 2019

For safety and security of data in SBU's Google Drive, we cannot make a gmail account an owner of a document on SBU's Google Drive accounts.


  1. We can, however, share documents with personal gmail accounts. 
    • Share a single document with a personal email account.  Then in the personal gmail account, open the file, click File > Make a copy.  When you make a copy, the personal gmail account will be the owner of the copy.
  2. If you would like to take your documents with you when you leave the university download your data using Google Takeout:

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