The steps in this guide cover: sharing your calendars, make your email signature, setup email forwarding, copy your contacts, and share your google drive to your new account.

Sharing your old Google Drive with your new account:

First, go into your current google drive. Then click on New in the top left and choose folder

In the small window that appears in the middle of your screen, give the new folder a name and click on create.

Find your folder in the list. You will want to drag all of the items you want to keep into this folder. To make it easy, I would recommend just putting everything into the folder. You can manually drag in each folder or file but if you have a lot of them, you can hold the control key on your keyboard and press A to select everything. Then hold control and click on your newly created folder to unselect it. Now you can drag everything into said new folder all at once by clicking on any highlighted item and dragging it. 

Once everything is moved and this is the only folder in the list, right click on it and choose Share.

Just like sharing anything in the past, enter the target email address (so your new email account) and make sure it is set to Can Edit. Then click on Done.

Now that you have shared your "old" account's Google Drive to the new one, you will want to setup email forwarding. The next steps cover this:

When in the email your want to forward from, click on the gear icon in the top right and choose Settings.


Along the top, click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP".


Click on "Add a forwarding address".


Enter the email address you want to forward this accounts emails to. Then click on Next.

Make sure the email address is correct and click on Proceed.


Click OK.


Open the email account that you are forwarding to (so your new account) and you should find an email about Forwarding Confirmation. In it you will see a link, click on that long link.


You will be brought to a rather simple web page. Click on Confirm if the addresses are correct.


Now that you have confirmed the address, return to the email account that you are forwarding from.


Return to "Forwarding and POP/IMAP". Click on the radio button for "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and I recommend changing the second part to "archive xxxxx's copy". Then click on Save ChangesYou have now setup this account to forward all incoming mail (from this point on) to your other account. 

These steps will show you how to import your contacts to your new account:

While in your "old" email, click on Mail in the top left and then choose contacts.


Click on More and choose Export.

Make sure All Contacts is selected as well as Google CSV Format, then click on Export. This will download a file to your computer. Now, we want to import that file into your new account. First, log into your new account and click on Mail in the top left just like before and choose Contacts.

Return to the same More menu as before but this time choose Import.

Click on Choose File and navigate to the file we just downloaded. It should normally be in your Downloads folder with the name "google" or "google.csv" Then click on import.

How to edit your email signature in your new account:

Sign in to your email account and click the gear icon in the top right corner. Choose Settings from the menu that appears.


Scroll down until you get to the section called Signature. Here, you will want to click on the radio button to enable a signature. Make sure to click on the checkbox at the bottom. Now, click on the Insert Image button in the tool bar. 



In the window that appears, copy and paste the following link into the text box:

Then click on Select.

If the image is too big, click anywhere on the image and a little toolbar will appear. Choose the size you want, Medium is recommended. You can also enter any text you need, such as your name and number.


Scroll down until you see the Save Changes button and click on it







Finally, time to share your calendars to the new account:


Log into your email account and click on the Rubik cube looking thing in the top right. Click on Calendar.


On the left side of the screen, hover your mouse over a calendar and a little down facing arrow will appear next to it's name. Click on that, then chose Share This Calendar from the resulting menu.


On the next screen, enter your new account's email address, make sure that the permissions is set to "Make changes AND manage sharing", then click on Add Person. You may or may not get a message about this account not being in the same domain. If so, choose Okay or Continue. Otherwise, click on Save. You will need to do this with each calendar you want shared.

Congratulations! You shared your calendars, made/copied your signature, setup email forwarding, copied your contacts, and shared your google drive.