Migrate your photos in Google Photos

If you don't use Google Photos, you can skip this step.


How do I know when I'm done migrating my photos?

You downloaded the photos from your MLML account.

You uploaded the photos to your SJSU account.

You verified that all your photos are present and accounted for.

Follow the directions below to complete each of these steps:



Note that this involves downloading all your photos and re-uploading them to your new account. Make sure you have a fast and stable internet connection, and allocate an hour or more, depending on your internet speed.


  1. Navigate to photos.google.com while logged in to your MLML account.
  2. Click the settings cogwheel icon in the top right corner:


  3. Scroll to the bottom and expand the section called Export your data.


  4. Click Backup.
  5. You will be taken to a new page. Click Next step.


  6. Do not change any of the settings on the next page, click Create export.


  7. The export may take a long time. You can close this tab if you want, and you'll be emailed a link to download your photos later. Alternatively, you can remain on this page, and when the photos are ready, a button to download them will appear. 


  8. Your photos will be stored in a .zip file (or possibly multiple files, if you have a lot of photos). Open the zip and extract it using your operating system's file explorer.
  9. Log in to photos.google.com with your SJSU account.
  10. Click Upload in the top right corner.


  11. Select all the photos that you just exported. They will be uploaded to Google Photos.
  12. If you have a very large amount of photos (multiple gigabytes), then you may wish to use Google Drive for Desktop as described in this article: https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6193313. If you close the webpage during the upload, or if your computer goes to sleep, the upload will be interrupted. Google Drive for Desktop will be more reliable and can resume uploading if interrupted.