Preserving Your Google Drive Files Saved


When you graduate or move to another school, what happens to the contents of your school-based Google Drive – the files that you access when you sign in The answer is that as ­each new school year begins we delete the accounts for students who are no longer enrolled, to make room for the accounts for newly enrolled students.  Once your account has been deleted you will no longer be able to access the files that you had stored in your Google Drive.  There may be some good stuff there that you do not want to lose!  So what should you do to retain access to your files?

To ensure that you do not lose the files that you have stored in your Google Drive, you may download them to a personal computer. To simplify the transfer of all contents at once, it will be easiest if you move all of the files and folders into a single folder (i.e., Wheeler High Files), and then download the folder to your computer; this will also help keep your files organized.  For detailed instructions on how to efficiently move a large number of files stored in Google Drive to your computer and a personal Google account, follow the steps on Preserving Your Google Drive Files Saved Be aware that sharing your folder or files from with your personal Gmail account will not preserve the files once your school account is deleted!

Use NoveList to Discover a Book that is Meant for You!

NoveList is an online readers’ advisory tool, provided by Georgia’s virtual library GALILEO. Use NoveList to find lists of fiction books based on genre or similarity to other books.  Here are a few of NoveList’s features that you may find helpful:

  • Recommended reads lists by genre (from the home page)
  • Read-alike lists by title, author, or series (first search for a book you like)
  • Series information (change the Keyword search to Series)

After you identify something that you would like to read, search the Wheeler Library catalog to see if we have the book. If the book that you are looking for is not already part of the Wheeler Library collection, then use the Suggest a New Book link on the home page of and we will consider adding it to our next order.

You will need the GALILEO password to search NoveList off campus, stop by the library for a password sticker, or find password assistance on the Library Information page of See the Leisure Reading & Listening section on’s Arts & Entertainment webpage for easy access to NoveList along with links to access eBooks and audiobooks. Library staff members will be happy to assist you with using NoveList to help you discover something new!capture