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What is CloudGopher?

CloudGopher is online software that copies Gmail, Drive, Contacts, and Calendars from one Google account into any other Google account.

You've got a lot of email, work, and contact information stuck in your Google account.

CloudGopher eliminates the hassle of copying your data:

  • It only takes one minute to start your copy using CloudGopher
  • Your copied data stays organized in the folders and labels you had before
  • Your data stays online and accessible to you in your new Google account

Even though Google offers a service to download and export data…

  1. All those easy to use Google file types will be converted to other file types (requiring you to acquire other software and import those files)
  2. You will lose much of the hard work you've put in organizing, foldering, labeling, and formatting (you can read more about this here: Alternative to Google Takeout )
  3. It will not export data 'Shared' with you, only the documents you 'Own'
  4. You'll likely waste many hours (or even days) using Google's tools
CloudGopher solves all of these hassles for you.

Yes! CloudGopher will copy data from any Google account to any other Google account.

You can use CloudGopher to consolidate all your Google accounts into one place, or to migrate a copy of your Google work, school, or personal ( account to a new one.

How Does It Work?

Yes! By default CloudGopher will copy all your Gmail, Drive files, Contacts, and Calendar events from your source Google account. You have the option to de-select items you don't want to copy.

Learn more: What CloudGopher will copy (and what it won't)

Google file types are meant to be read by Google. Plus, you already know how to use Google's systems. So, it makes sense to copy directly from one Google account to another Google account.

Once copied over, you can quickly search for, access and use all the data from your first account. Because all the protocols are the same, everything is kept organized and works almost exactly the same as before! Plus, as Google continues to upgrade its applications, these files are automatically kept upgraded with them.

No. Currently CloudGopher only copies data from one Google account to another Google account.

It's easy to create Google accounts. You have two options:

It depends on how much data you are copying! CloudGopher will display a time estimate automatically once you've signed in to both accounts and selected what data you want copied on the CloudGopher app

In general though, since CloudGopher runs on Amazon's AWS and has a direct connection to Google's network it can move data much more quickly than almost any home or business internet connection.

If you are losing access to your source account soon and worried about the time it will take to complete the copy, please note the following:

  • The estimate displayed to you includes the time it will take CloudGopher to 'fetch' all of your selected data from the source account, PLUS the time it will take to 'write' all of the fetched data to your destination account.
  • Generally speaking, the 'fetch' portion of the copy is much faster than the 'write' portion - usually about 10-15% of the total time. This is due to different speed limits imposed by Google and cannot be controlled by CloudGopher.
  • Therefore, once all of your items have been 'fetched' by CloudGopher, the copy should be able to complete normally even if you lose access to your source account.
  • As each item is then written to your destination account, it is irretrevably deleted from CloudGopher's system.

No. Once the copy starts everything is done quickly and securely 'in the cloud'.

Feel free to close your browser and shut down your computer… you'll get an automated email when your copy is complete.

CloudGopher assigns a unique Copy ID to each you make.

Learn more: What is the 5-digit code in my destination account?

No! CloudGopher transfers a copy of the data from your source account. Which means the original data remains in the source account until that account (or the data in it) is deleted.


Using the secure OAuth 2.0 Protocol, you authorize the CloudGopher Application to access the data in your accounts as a trusted app. Once a copy begins, CloudGopher:

  1. Securely accesses and reads the data in the source Google Account.
  2. Automatically creates a fully encrypted copy of the data.
  3. Transfers the encrypted data through CloudGopher's secure network to the destination Google account.
  4. Decrypts the data and stores it in the destination Google account (sorting and organizing your data to mirror exactly where it was in your source Google Account).
  5. Deletes each temporarily stored item from CloudGopher's secure network. As each item of data is confirmed successfully copied to your destination account, it is irrevocably deleted from CloudGopher's secure network. For this reason, the only way to make additional CloudGopher copies is to start anew using the same (or a different) source account.

You will never be asked to enter any Google login information directly to CloudGopher. Instead, CloudGopher will 'hand you off' to Google's private login screens using the secure OAuth 2.0 Protocol. It's the same way that thousands of websites have people 'Login with Google' or 'Login with Facebook'.

Because the OAuth 2.0 Protocol is used, you can change your password and CloudGopher will still retain access.

No! CloudGopher is made so that no actual person is involved in copying your data. CloudGopher is an autonomous digital system that securely reads your data and copies it to your destination account without human interaction. As soon as each item is confirmed successfully copied, it is irrevocably deleted from CloudGopher's encrypted temporary storage.

Learn more: CloudGopher Privacy Policy

NO! CloudGopher precisely assigns a unique Copy ID to each account copy and transfer made. This is a business of precision. We are experts at secure networks and data transfer. No data can enter any account without a matching associated Copy ID.

Only as long as it takes to copy it to your destination account. CloudGopher moves each item of encrypted data securely through its network to make the copy. Immediately after each item of encrypted data is confirmed copied, it is permanently deleted and not recoverable.

If for some reason your copy is interrupted or paused, CloudGopher will hold a copy of any data that has not been confirmed copied to your destination account for a maximum of 3 months, after which point it will be securely and irretrievably purged from the system.

Price & Purchase Options

We accept all of the following payment methods:

  • PayPal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover (for US residents)

Absolutely! If CloudGopher fails to perform for you, please contact any time within 14 days and we'll work with you to resolve the issue or give you a refund!

Because CloudGopher eliminates all of the hassles and wasted time that come from trying to copy your data 'for free'. With CloudGopher you spend a minute of your time and get a ready to use copy!

Learn more: Don't Get Trapped by Google Takeout

What will CloudGopher copy from my Google account?

  • Gmail (which you use to email people)
  • Google Drive (which you use to store files and photos)
  • Google Docs (which you use as a word processor)
  • Google Sheets (which you use to make spreadsheets for economics, business, math classes and more)
  • Google Slides (which you use to create presentations - it's like powerpoint, but online)
  • Google Forms (which you use to create surveys and more!)
  • Contacts (which you use to store contact info like email addresses of those you've emailed with)
  • Calendars (which you fill up with group meetings, events, birthdays, important occasions, and more)

Gmail is an email application (or "App") that you use to write emails or use for most correspondence during your time at your job.

Over 500 million people use it worldwide so you're probably already familiar with it… but what makes your Work Gmail different is that it is governed by your employer, and once this account is closed all email inside it will be deleted permanently. That would be a shame, because your work email is a valuable catalogue of all of your correspondence and important attachments during your tenure.

Google Forms are where you often create your surveys and more! It can be extremely difficult to save Google Forms if you try to 'download' them, since they are automatically turned into PDFs which renders them useless. CloudGopher keeps all of your Google Forms in their same format so you can still use them!

Contacts is a Google App that stores contact information for everyone you email with: essentially your digital rolodex.

Most often, this is a record of all of the e-mail addresses, colleagues, networking contacts, and friends you've ever e-mailed with while using that account. It can also include phone numbers, addresses, or any other important contact info you've saved.

Calendars is a calendar application in your Google account that allows you to track and maintain calendar events you've created and events that other people have invited you to. Your calendar typically has a journal of how time has been spent, as well as all of those recurring events like birthdays and special occasions.

Google Docs is a web-based word processing software. Other familiar word processing software like Microsoft's Word or WordPerfect are similar, but since Google Docs are stored online in the Google Drive, they can be shared with dozens of people and edited in real time from anywhere.

Instead of emailing edited files back and forth, you and others work from the same file which is shared between you. This amazing invention has vastly changed the landscape of how people collaborate with each other.

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet software. Other familiar spreadsheet software like Microsoft's Excel or Quattro Pro are similar, but since Google Sheets are stored online in the Google Drive, they can be shared with dozens of people and edited in real time. Like Google Docs, this has transformed collaboration.

Google Slides is a web-based slide presentation software. Other familiar slide presentation softwares like Microsoft's PowerPoint or Mac's Keynote are similar, but since Google Slides are stored online in the Google Drive, they can be shared with dozens of people and edited in real time. Like Google Docs and Google Sheets, this has opened up new channels of communication.

Google Drive is the digital file cabinet where your work is maintained. It is where the work from Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Forms is kept.

Yes! CloudGopher copies over all email attachments with every email!

Instead of emailing edited files back and forth, Google Apps enables groups of people to work from the same document. The 'Owner' of the file is the person who creates the file. It is typical for one of the people in a group to create a file and then share it with everyone else in your group.

That means that there are likely many files in a your source account that were created by other people but you have contributed a lot of work to.

CloudGopher copies over all 'Shared' files too so that you can rest assured that everything is available to you when you need it!

We recommend you set up your source Gmail Account to forward emails to the destination account so you never have this problem. However, if you have a lot more data (like Gmail, Drive files, and other files) that come after your transfer to be in the destination Google Account, then you can simply do another transfer with CloudGopher.

Click on the link for further information on forwarding emails: How to forward my Gmail emails after my copy

About CloudGopher

We're an independent software company headquartered in Seattle, WA. We are not owned, operated, or managed by Google (or Alphabet, their new holding company).

However, we think Google is amazing! So we signed up as a G Suite Referral Partner, and we may be paid a small fee by Google if you end up buying G Suite based on our recommendation, but that is the extent of our relationship.

Cloud = It runs in the cloud!

Gopher = It 'goes for' your data so you don't have to!