Our document migration tool converts native Google document formats to their Office equivalent formats, as closely as possible. It also migrates the Google permissions to their closest equivalent permission under Microsoft OneDrive, and vice versa.
Here’s the precise breakdown of how format conversions are handled:
Google documents will be converted into Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
Google spreadsheets will be converted into Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format.
Google presentations will be converted to Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) format.
Google forms are ignored since they cannot be converted. There is no Microsoft Office equivalent.
Google drawings are converted into .jpg format. The caveat here is that those converted documents are not editable, once migrated.
Note: When migrating documents from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive, conversions occur in the opposite direction, e.g., Word format is converted into Google documents format.
Version history does not get migrated.
Comments do not get migrated.
Document creation date gets changed to the “date of migration” date.
Permissions get converted to their office equivalents, as closely as possible, e.g., Google "public on the web" gets changed to "everyone". Note: The Google permission "can comment" has no equivalent, and so gets dropped.
For Google Drive to Google Drive migrations:
If the Source is in Google Drive format, the format will be converted to the corresponding Microsoft format when migrated to the new Google Drive Destination.
- If the Source (on Google Drive) is in Microsoft format, the format will remain as that Microsoft format when migrated to the new Google Drive Destination.
- To preserve the Google Drive format, add the Support option ShouldConvertToDestinationFormat=1 to your project. For instructions for adding Support Options, see How do I add Support Options to a project or to a single item?
Note: In some cases, a document will contain item types that Google Drive rejects for document conversion. This occurs when the Google import tool does not support these items and so conversion to Google format will not occur. In this case, MigrationWiz will default back to behavior where it will upload the document as a binary type and maintain the original MIME type. For this reason, it's not guaranteed that the file will be converted to Google format when migrating to Google Drive.
For Microsoft OneDrive to Google Drive migrations:
If the advanced option for conversion is set, MigrationWiz will automatically convert all documents (if possible) in order to keep the behavior of the Source and the Destination system as close as possible.