How to stop google drive transfer

To transfer your Hampshire Google Apps for Education (GAE) Drive files that you own to a personal Google account, you can use the Google transfer service available from your Google account dashboard.

This feature will automatically transfer your Drive files you own and upload them to your personal Google account. If you do not have a personal Google account you can create one for free. To copy content that other people have shared with you, add those files to My Drive first.

Important Considerations Before You Begin

  • Storage Amounts: Your Hampshire Google Apps for Education (GAE) account has had unlimited storage but a personal Google account is limited to 15 GB. You may have to do some clean-up, or purchase more space from Google. To view details on your storage usage, click your Google Account icon in the upper right-hand corner, click the Google Account button (your Hampshire email address is displayed above the button), and scroll to the Account storage section. To see additional details of the space currently used, click Manage storage.
  • Processing Time: If you have a large amount of data, the processes may take a while to complete according to Google Support. Once you initiate the transfer or download, you will be able to continue to do your work and even log out. The new files, however, may not be available for some period of time. Plan accordingly.
  • Shared with me: Files shared with you are not part of the Google transfer since you are not the owner. You will have to downloadmanually those files and folders to your computer or storage device.
  • To save outside of Google: To transfer your Drive files to an application or service outside of Google, you can download (export) your data using the Google download service (aka takeout) and then import the files at a later time.
  • The original files stay in your school account. Any changes you make to the copied files don't affect the originals.
  • A file in My Drive won't be copied if either of the following are true:
    • You're a viewer, not an editor or owner.
    • The owner has turned off download, print, and copy options for commenters and viewers.

When the copy process is done, you'll be notified by email about any files in My Drive that weren't copied.

To access the Google transfer tool:

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to your Hampshire GAE Account.
  2. Click your Google Account icon in the upper right-hand corner, then click the Google Account button (your Hampshire email address is displayed above the button), and then scroll to the Transfer your content section from the Home page.
  3. Follow the instructions and make your selections to begin the transfer process.
  4. Be patient. The processes may take up to several days to complete according to Google Support, particularly if you have a lot of data to transfer.
  5. If you encounter issues using the transfer: As an alternative, you might want to consider exporting the files using the download tool below and then manually importing to your personal Google account.

Visit Google Support for additional help and information on copying content from your school account.

Download your Google Drive files

Export and download a copy of your Google Drive files in Hampshire GAE Account if you want to back it up or use it with an account or service outside of Google.

To access the Google download tool:

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to your Hampshire GAE Account.
  2. Click your Google Account icon in the upper right-hand corner, then click the Google Account button (your Hampshire email address is displayed above the button), and then select Data & personalization from the left-hand menu, and then scroll to the Download or delete your data section and click on Download your data.
  3. Select the data you want to download. We recommend to uncheck the Select All and then manually select Drive and any other service you used with your Hampshire account.
  4. Follow the remaining steps to begin the download process.

This article will show you 5 ways to stop Google Drive upload in progress and one Google Drive backup alternative. You can select the one that suits your situation to follow.

How to stop google drive transfer
By @KelseyLast Updated July 13, 2022

“Hi all, I was trying to upload 2 GB of photos to Google Drive but the upload was going extremely slow. So, I wanted to pause the upload for a few hours, but there is no option for that, nor is there an option to cancel the uploads entirely. Does anyone know if there is a way to stop Google Drive upload in progress? Thanks in advance!”

How do I stop Google Drive upload in progress?

As one of the famous file storage and synchronization service, Google Drive is very convenient for users to upload and store files like photos, videos, docs, sheets, presentations, etc. on servers. Sometimes, users need to stop uploading in progress for some reason but don’t know how to stop Google Drive upload or find Google Drive won't stop uploading.

If you are confused about how to pause Google Drive upload on PC, you can read on. There are 5 free ways to stop upload to Google Drive in the following contents, and you can select the one that suits your situation to follow.

Way 1. Disconnect from the network

When it comes to an app that requires an internet connection to work, you can disconnect it from the network, and then, the Google Drive upload process will also be suspended.

Way 2. Pause the app

1. Just go to the system tray and click the icon of this app. If you don't see the icon, click the upward-pointing arrow in that same area to expand more icons.

2. Click the settings menu and choose Pause syncing.

Note: Whenever you want to resume uploading, right-click on the app icon you will get the Resume option click on that.

Way 3. Stop app forcefully

If the “pause” function till cannot help your stop Google Drive uploading progress, we need to take a harsher step of closing the app. For that, you can click on its icon on the system tray on the bottom right. Then, a window will pop up. Click the Settings icon and Quit.

Way 4. Disconnect your account

To stop Google Drive uploading completely, you can go to the Google Drive page and click Google account in the upper right corner and then click Sign out.

Way 5. Cancel upload task manually

When your Google Drive is backing up, a prompt box will pop up. You can click Cancel in the upper right corner of the prompt to cancel the upload task manually.

Bonus tip: Google Drive alternative to protect your files

Actually, sometimes, although you know how to stop uploading in Google Drive, it is hard to get the Google Drive client back to normal and you cannot upload or download files normally. If you still need to backup files to the Google cloud server, you can use the Google Drive web app with a browser. However, as we all know, the web app supports manual upload and download only, if you have a lot of files, it may waste you much time.

Thus, if you still want to use Google Drive cloud storage but want to save time and effort also, you can rely on an alternative to Google Drive client, which can help you backup local files to Google Drive without the Google client. There is some free cloud backup service like CBackup that can help you achieve that. CBackup supports Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox, you can use CBackup as an alternative to backup PC files to cloud. 

You can follow the steps to backup your files to Google Drive with CBackup.

1. Download and install the CBackup PC client on your Windows PC.

2. Run the software. Then, sign up for a CBackup account and sign in.

3. Click My Storage on the left side, and click Add Clouds button, then choose Google Drive and hit Add. Then follow the on-screen guide to allow CBackup to access your Google Drive files.

4.  Select the Backup tab, and then press Backup PC to Public Cloud button to create your backup task.

5. Choose folders you want to backup to Google Drive and choose Google Drive as the target location. Then, press the Start Backup button.


  • The Settings is capable of helping you to create schedule backup on daily, weekly, monthly or one time only, enable email notification, and exclude or include the file types with File Filter.

  • If the backup space of your Google Drive is not enough, you could increase Google Drive storage space for free, or you don't want to use Google Drive anymore, you can also choose CBackup Cloud when you choose the backup destination.

Actually, CBackup is a comprehensive and professional cloud service. Besides PC to cloud backup, it also supports multiple types of cloud backup including PC to CBackup Cloud backup, cloud to cloud backup. The PC to cloud backup features allows you to backup your PC files to CBackup's own cloud server called CBackup Cloud. If you have to stop Google Drive service due to some unsettled matters, you can also turn to CBackup Cloud that is offered by CBackup to continue back up your files to cloud for protection without any issue.


That's how to stop uploading files in Google Drive. It is not hard to see that stopping Google Drive upload in progress is not a hard job. However, Although Microsoft has done a remarkable job with Google Drive, there are times when it doesn’t work properly. For example, you will find that "Google Drive stopped syncing" or "Google Drive upload paused" when you try to backup and sync your files to Google Drive. 

Therefore, if your Google Drive cannot work normally, CBackup is the best alternative to Google Drive. No matter you use CBackup as Google Drive client alternative to backup PC files to Google Drive or switch to CBackup Cloud directly, CBackup and backup your files securely and quickly.