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    Google Chrome User Data Issues

    We currently run with roaming profiles for staff with redirected AppData. We have come across an issue recently where staff were finding that their favourites etc were being lost between logins after some searching on google we found that the bookmarks are stored in

    C:\Users\max\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in a book marks file

    We got round this using GPO to redirect this user data folder into their redirected app data but if someone leaves them selves logged in, in their office they then cannot use chrome on another pc because it creates a locked file and then corrupts the data. Which then gives the user a your profile could not be loaded properly. This can be solved by removing the google folder from their appdata.

    I was wondered whether any one else has this issue? Or if anyone has any ideas?

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    Anybody?

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    I think you may be able to deal with this using a script - on log off, copy that folder to a network location. On log on, copy it to the local folder etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    We currently run with roaming profiles for staff with redirected AppData. We have come across an issue recently where staff were finding that their favourites etc were being lost between logins after some searching on google we found that the bookmarks are stored in

    C:\Users\max\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in a book marks file

    We got round this using GPO to redirect this user data folder into their redirected app data but if someone leaves them selves logged in, in their office they then cannot use chrome on another pc because it creates a locked file and then corrupts the data. Which then gives the user a your profile could not be loaded properly. This can be solved by removing the google folder from their appdata.

    I was wondered whether any one else has this issue? Or if anyone has any ideas?
    Sorry for resurrecting an old-ish thread.

    We have this exact issue... does anyone have a solution for this? We've also noticed on the odd occasion that Chrome will not launch for a user even when they are not logged in on another machine.

    We've tried setting the user profile path to a mapped drive (not a UNC path) & ${roaming_app_data}.

    Thanks

    Ben

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    In the end we stuck with redirecting the folder into the user roaming profile. So that its copied to each machine when they log on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    In the end we stuck with redirecting the folder into the user roaming profile. So that its copied to each machine when they log on.
    Do you mean something like this:

    ${roaming_app_data}\Google\Chrome\User Data

    As this is what we tried to start with but it didn't appear to work.

    Thanks

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    Set disk cache directory
    ${local_app_data}\Google\Google Chrome\Cache

    Set user data directory
    ${profile}\Google\Google Chrome\

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    Set disk cache directory
    ${local_app_data}\Google\Google Chrome\Cache

    Set user data directory
    ${profile}\Google\Google Chrome\
    Cool, that appears to have worked

    Many Thanks

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    no worries

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    Hi, we just installed Chrome and found the same roaming issue as you guys. Please could you explain step by step what you did in group Policy to set the redirection. Thanks.
    Last edited by SimonCovers; 2nd April 2014 at 12:10 PM.



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