How to Retrieve Personal Google Photos Content Prior to Separation/Retirement.  

University accounts and the data contained within are property of Appalachian State University and every effort should be made to adhere to the Acceptable Use of Computing and Electronic Resources Policy for data integrity and retention:  

The University shall not be responsible for any personal material or information stored on University Information Technology. The University assumes no responsibility for backing up personal material or personal information stored on University Information Technology and shall have no obligation to produce any such personal material or information at any point during or after an individual’s period of employment, enrollment, or other affiliation. The user accepts all responsibility of removing personal materials prior to their separation with the University. This provision does not apply to current students’ academic work stored on University Information Technology.

Method One:  Download Google Photos to your local computer (recommended for those with minimal photos and ample hard drive space)

Step 1.  Login to Google Photos

Step 2.  Select all photos and download 

Step 3.  Unzip downloaded file


Step 4.  Decide on a permanent storage option for your photos.  

Method Two:  Share AppState Google Photos to your personal Google account and add to Library (recommended for those with many photos)

Step 1.  Login to Google Photos

Step 2.  Select Photos and Share

Step 3. Login to your Private Google account and Add photos to Library.  

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