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Google Drive after migrating to domain

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Category: ForensiT Support
Forum Name: Domain Migration
Forum Discription: User Profile Wizard questions, suggestions, comments and bug reports
Printed Date: 22 Oct 2019 at 7:36am

Topic: Google Drive after migrating to domain
Posted By: juliusk
Subject: Google Drive after migrating to domain
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2014 at 3:11am

I have just begun migrating my users from a standalone pc config to a new domain. A lot of them have Google Drive and Dropbox, I have run in to an issue where Google Drive doesn't recognise the Google Drive folder after the migration.

The error that I get is that it cannot find it and then asks me to locate the folder, I do that but when I select it it tells me that I (the migrated user) do not have permissions to access the folder.

Any thoughts on a workaround or a fix?


Posted By: Support
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2014 at 12:17pm
Which Edition of User Profile Wizard are you using?

Posted By: juliusk
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2014 at 12:20pm

I've spoken to Google Support about this and apparently this is normal.

I have managed to find a workaround where I take ownership of the files as the local admin and then add "all users" to the security permissions, this solves the permissions issue.

I am using the personal edition.

Posted By: Support
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2014 at 3:41am
The Corporate and Professional Editions change the security permissions automatically. We will look at adding this to the Personal Edition.

Posted By: juliusk
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2014 at 3:52am
OK, that makes sense then. Thanks for confirming it.

I will demo the Corporate edition on my test machines and see if we should use that instead.

Posted By: vyas948
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2014 at 6:25am
I have used the personal edition to move users from workgroup to a domain. Dropbox is displaying an error message while launching. Is there any way to resolve the issue apart from giving permissions to dropbox folders?

Posted By: juliusk
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2014 at 11:05am
Hi Vyas948,

What is the error that you are getting? I remember that when I launched DropBox after migration it would ask me if it should use the current folder on the machine (or something along those lines) it was teh default options. It was a very straight forward migration for DropBox click next, next, finish.

If you are getting serious issues perhaps reinstall the app. All the data remains on the PC even if you uninstall the application.


Posted By: vyas948
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 2:18am

Dropbox Error: couldn't access the Windows Registry.

Profwiz version:3.6.1172
Windows 7 OS
Reinstalling the application and giving permissions to folders do not resolve the issue. Please help?

Posted By: juliusk
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 3:30am
Have you read this KB article:

Posted By: Support
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 3:31am
See -

You are using an out of date version of User Profile Wizard. Issues with the registry key mentioned in the above post were addressed in build 3.6.1173. The current release is 3.7.1190.

Posted By: Karnew
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 9:35am
My company had another company step in to move our computers to a new domain. I think they used the personal version. The problem is now with computers and user post move they can not access Google Drive installed. I tried suggestions offered above, but believe they will only work if implemented before launching the Profile Move application. I have tried making domain user the owner, myself as admin the owner btw the domain account shows full control of the folder and indeed they can view and traverse the folder..but permission will not propagate from the Top Google Drive folder. they have to be placed on each individual file. Any other ideas?

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