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What Seniors Need to Know About Google Drive Now

May 1, 2023

With the school year coming to an end and seniors leaving for good, the emails previously used by those students will disappear sometime this summer.

Some seniors have attended FCHS since they were lowerclassmen, which means almost five years of data and memories could be lost. But what if there was a way to preserve that data and store those memories so that they are easily accessible?

Depending on the courses students took during their high school years, the things they have saved may vary from documents containing poems, essays, Powerpoints or Slides presentations, photos, and even videos they may want to keep, as well as resumes or even emails that could have networking value in the future.

FCHS Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Kristen Davis, suggested an easy way to keep that data. “The easiest way to save files is to probably download them to a travel (flash) drive. Then they can be accessed from their personal account,” she said.

A flash drive is used to store information or data. It’s a small portable device that connects to laptops and computers in order to extract and store needed data. According to Google, using a flash drive is relatively easy, even if someone is not used to using it. Here are general instructions on how to use a flash drive:

  • Insert your USB drive into an available USB port
  • Open “File Explorer”
  • Open the folder containing the files you want to copy
  • Copy the file(s) you want to add to the USB flash drive
  • Double-click your USB flash drive
  • Find a place on your USB drive to store the copied files
  • Right-click a blank area in the right panel and select “Paste”
  • Eject the drive safely

For a more detailed explanation on how to download data to a flash drive, click this link. If you have further questions about transferring your school Google account files, contact Kristen Davis at [email protected].

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Journee Johnson, FCHS Journalist

Journee is in 10th grade, this is her first year in Journalism. In her free time she likes to watch Anime and listen to music.

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