Solving “Access Denied” When Deploying SOA Process Stored in Google Drive

Joe PerksTechnical TipsLeave a Comment

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Recently after creating a JDeveloper project within my Google Drive folder and attempting to deploy it, I received an error “Access Denied” focused on copying two desktop.ini files. After a few troubleshooting steps involving permissions for both the file and JDeveloper, deleting the desktop.ini files prevailed as the best solution.


To delete the error causing files, select the view menu then select “Hidden Items”.


Now that you can see the desktop.ini files, navigate to the directories where the error causing files reside and delete the desktop.ini in each folder. These are created automatically by Google Drive and change the folder icon to the blue person folder that indicates the folder is shared on Google Drive.


The only downside of deleting the desktop.ini file that I have found is that any folder that previously held that file no longer shows the blue person folder indicating shared. However, this is only cosmetic, the folder still functions as a shared folder.

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