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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.3 - Advanced Installation Guide

Dropbox Business - Content Permissions and Mapping

Due to the differences between permissions in Dropbox Business versus those in OneDrive for Business, the following permission mapping is performed during the migration.  If you wish to not include permissions, simply uncheck the "Copy Permissions" option during configuration.

Dropbox Business Shared Folder Permission Level

OneDrive for Business Permission Level

Viewer

Read

Editor

Contribute

Owner

Full Control

The "Copy Permissions" option migrates shared permissions assigned to Dropbox Business folders and files. By default files permissions is not enabled. Turning this option on will allow you to copy file level permissions from the source account to Office 365 Locations. In order to do this, you must enable the Copy Permissions checkbox, as well as enable the Copy Permissions options in the Copy Wizard. 
 

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NOTE: The Copy File Level Permissions option will not work, even if it is enabled in the Profile Manager, if the Copy Permissions option is disabled in the copy wizard.

In order to enable the Copy Permissions option, do the following:

1.Navigate to the Help tab within Essentials and select Profile Manager.
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2.Within the Profile Manager, select Dropbox Options.
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3.Navigate to the Copy Properties section and select the copy options you want to enable.
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4.Once you are done making your changes click Apply. Click Close.
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