ARCHIVED: Transfer your files from Umail Drive to Google at IU Drive

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Umail was retired on November 19, 2019. You can no longer access your Umail account and its associated services (such as email, Drive files, Sites).
  • As of August 13, 2018, current IU students can no longer access or transfer Umail Drive files. For assistance, contact your campus Support Center.
  • Former students or alumni who separated from IU before March 11, 2018 may continue to use Umail and all associated Google apps (Drive, calendar, etc.) until further notice.
You can only use Google Takeout if you have a Gmail at IU account, or if you are a former student who separated from IU prior to March 11, 2018.

To transfer files you've stored in Umail Drive to Google at IU Drive:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter and click Next.
  3. Enter your vendor password. If you're logged into multiple Google accounts, you may need to switch to your Umail account before moving forward.
  4. When you're prompted for a transfer email address, enter yours in the form of Then, click Send Code.
  5. A verification message will be emailed to you. In the message, click Get confirmation code to see a code you'll need to enter to continue.
  6. In the browser used in step 1, enter the confirmation code. Then, click VERIFY.
  7. Verify that Drive is the only product turned on.

    Drive transfer screen

  8. To begin the process, click Start Transfer.
  9. You should receive confirmation both in the browser and in email that the process has begun. You'll also receive mail when it's complete. The transferred content will be placed inside a folder, named 2018-xx-xx XX:XX, within your Google at IU Drive.
    Umail Drive content whose share settings have been restricted by the content's owner will not be transferred to Google at IU Drive.
  • The transfer doesn't copy empty folders.
  • The transfer will create a new folder at the root of your Drive, named in the format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM.
  • To see the transfer history, go to
  • After you've entered the confirmation code, you can repeat the process as many times as you wish.

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Last modified on 2019-11-19 10:08:19.

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